World Cup History - On this day: Dutch miss out
1998 - Robert Prosinecki and Davor Suker both scored as Croatia defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in the third place match, with Bolo Zenden on the scoresheet for the Dutch. It marked a disappointing ending to a dramatic finals for the Dutch, where Dennis Bergkamp scored the goal of the tournament with an 89th minute winner in the 2-1 victory over Argentina before Brazil triumphed on penalties in the last four.
1982 - Poland finished third for the second time in three tournaments after beating France 3-2 at the Estadio Jose Rico Perez, Alicante. Rene Gigard put France ahead in the 13th minute before Andrzej Szarmach levelled after 40 minutes and Stefan Majewski made it two four minutes later. Janusz Kupcewicz looked to have made the game safe for Poland immediately after the restart but Alain Couriol's 72nd goal made for a nervy finish.
1994 - Sweden, runners-up in 1958, embarked on an epic quarter-final with Romania in front of 83,500 at the Stanford Stadium. Tomas Brolin's 78th minute goal looked to be enough for Sweden until Florin Raducioiu hit back with two minutes to go to force the match into extra-time. Raducioiu then scored again after 101 minutes but Kennet Andersson ensured the game would be decided on penalties, where Romania emerged 5-4 winners before losing 1-0 to Brazil in the semi-finals.
Also on this day
1925 - Indian spiritualist Meher Baba began his 44 years of silence.
1940 - The German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, launched a series of raids on the south and east of England as the Battle of Britain got underway.
1991 - Boris Yeltsin begins his initial five-year term as the first elected President of Russia.
2002 - At a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents is sold for £49.5m ($75m) to Lord Thomson.