Merlin's England 1998 World Cup Sticker Collection
- Season: 1998
- League: World Cup
- Publisher: Merlin
- Pages: 72
- Stickers: 308
- Shinys: England Team Coach, England Badge, England Kit, one player per England qualifying match, Alan Shearer, Lego Logo, 2 x Group Star Players and Club Badges
- Signature Edition: No
- Star Ratings: No
- 3D: No
- Album Available: No. Try eBay?
- Hardcover Binder: Yes
- Sticker Dimensions: 54mm x 68mm & 61mm x 85mm
Merlin's Official England 98 World Cup Sticker Collection is full of statistics and extra information, it’s surprising they had the room to squeeze in some football stickers! The introduction page is written by England Team Coach, Glenn Hoddle, with a nice shiny sticker of the man himself waving his fists in triumph. Pages 2 shows ‘The Road to France’ with text running through the England campaign’s background, historic managers and the stickers for club badge, kit and manager. The facing page discusses England’s recent success at Tournoi de France, and contains stickers to go along with the ‘Manager Profile’ section.
The next 28 pages detail each match that England has played on the road to the World Cup. Each double-spread shows a match review, with stats, key player information, a player profile and the starting team sheet. Stickers on these pages are mostly live action shots taken from each game. Following on from this section, ‘The England Squad’ examines the player appearances under Glenn Hoddle, before giving each squad member a sticker over the following pages. A tournament progress chart comes next, and then the ‘Lego Golden Moment’ double-spread which contains 5 stickers looking back over the England team history.
Having got that lot out the way, the album moves onto the World Cup teams. Split into groups, the first page looks at fixtures and analysis on the group, with stickers for players to watch. The following 3 pages are allocated to the teams, with two pages for the two ‘bigger’ teams, and the last page shared between the two ‘smaller’ teams making up the group. There are two players per sticker here, with supporting stats and data going down the side column. And of course, the shiny club badge stickers.
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