A total of 174 teams entered the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds which began with the preliminary qualification draw on 12 December 1995 at Paris, competing for a total of 32 spots in the final tournament. This is the first time there would be 32 teams in the finals. File:Flag of France. svg France, as the hosts, and File:Flag of Brazil. svg Brazil, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 30 spots open for competition.
Violence against women is a technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Similar to a hate crime, this type of violence targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.
In economics and game theory an all-pay auction, is an auction in which all bidders must pay regardless of whether they win the prize, which is awarded to the highest bidder as in a conventional auction. The all-pay auction is often used to model lobbying, or other competitions such as contests between animals.