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France finished top of their group after winning all three games after beating Denmark, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
During the group stage, Barthez conceded just one goal, which was a Danish penalty in France's 2-1 win.
It was the semi-finals before Barthez let in another goal, after beating Paraguay 1-0 in the Round of 16 and Italy in the quarter-finals on penalties, after the game finished 0-0. France beat Croatia 2-1 in the semis with Davor Suker, who finished the top scorer, bagging the second and final goal against Barthez in the tournament.
France went on to beat holders Brazil 3-0 in the final, with Barthez having a great game and denying Ronaldo any goals.
It is not surprising that Barthez was given the Yashin Award for being the best goalkeeper at the World Cup that year.