ARE YOU A FOOTBALL MASTERMIND? PROVE IT!
THINK you know a lot about the World Cup?
The footy nerds have put together a 30-question quiz to test just how good your knowledge of the biggest sporting event on the planet really is.
On your marks, get set, go...
1. Who are the lowest-ranked team, according to the FIFA world rankings, competiting at the 2018 World Cup?
2. How far did England get in the 2010 World Cup and which team knocked them out?
3. Can you name the England starting line-up for the Round of 16 defeat to Argentina at France 98?
4. England reached the quarter-finals at the 2006 World Cup but who did they beat in the Round of 16?
5. What happened for the very first time during the match between Holland and Mexico at the 2014 World Cup?
6. Which two Burnley players are in their country’s squads for the forthcoming World Cup?
7. Toto Schillaci was the top scorer at Italia 90 – but which club did he play for at the time?
8. Which country has won the World Cup more than any other nation in the history of the competition?
9. Who is the oldest player to win a
World Cup? We’ll give you a clue, he was 40 years old.
10. Which two players share the record for playing in the most World Cups? We’ll give you a clue, they have five appearances.
11. Who scored both goals in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Germany in the 2002 Final?
12. Which Italian legend played 2,217 minutes of football at World Cups – a record that still stands?
13. Which two countries are playing in their first World Cup finals?
14. Can you name the only English-based player that has made the 23-man Croatia squad? We’ll give you a clue, he is a defender.
15. All three of the goalkeepers in Poland’s squad have played English football in their career – can you name the trio of Polish stoppers?
16. Before this year, when was the last time that Italy failed to reach the World Cup finals?
17. Who are the last five Golden Boot/Shoe winners? We’ll give you a clue, two of them are German.
18. There have only ever been eight countries to win the World Cup – can you name them all?
19. How many goals have England scored at World Cups? We’ll give you a clue, it’s either 79, 89 or 99.
20. Which three teams made up England’s group at the 1966 World Cup?
21. Who was the only member of England’s
1982 World Cup squad who played abroad at the time of the competition?
22. Germany knocked England out of the 1990 World Cup at the semi-final stage – but in which city did the match take place?
23. Englishman Howard Webb refereed the 2010 World Cup final – but which two teams contested that game?
24. Senegal stunned France in the opening game of the 2002 World Cup but which former Fulham player scored the only goal of the game?
25. England failed in their bid to host the
2018 World Cup – but what was the year when they last hosted the tournament?
26. Who is the highest scoring African player in the history of the World Cup? We’ll give you a clue, he scored a total of six.
27. Which player holds the record for the most goals scored in a single World Cup competition, dating back to 1958? We’ll give you a clue, he is French.
28. Diego Maradona and Pele have both starred in the World Cup for their countries, but which of the two has played in more games at the World Cup finals?
29. Which nation beat the eventual champions Spain in the 2010 World Cup opening game? We’ll give you a clue, the game finished 1-0.
30. Turkey’s Hakan Sukur scored the quickest goal in World Cup history against South Korea back in 2002, but how many seconds had passed? 11, 22 or 33?
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