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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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