1999 Photo Contest, Sports, 1st prize

Simon Bruty

Sports Illustrated

12 July, 1998

Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez (France) foils superstar striker Ronaldo (Brazil) in the final of the World Cup in football. The French team won the match 3-0.

Ronaldo, often billed as the best player in the world, is also one of the most talked about. In the hours leading up to the match there was intense media speculation about whether or not he was fit to play.

About the photographer

Simon Bruty

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