Sunday, 17 June 2018

World Cup Quiz

As it's that time, I thought I give you some tricky World Cup questions.

There's 10 to get.

Hope you enjoy  (and for the record my tip to win is Argentina)

Just to note, I previously put the wrong date for the Quiz In The North event. It is, of course Saturday 23rd June! For details visit

1.Losing to Hungary 6-0 in its only appearance,which country, playing under its former name,became the first Asian team to participate in a World Cup Finals, doing so in 1938?

Indonesia (playing as Dutch East Indies)

2.In terms of the football World Cup Finals,what was 'Tricolore' in 1998, 'Fevernova' in 2002, 'Teamgeist' in 2006 and 'Jabulani' in 2010?

The official match balls

3.Which national football team created history at the 1978 World Cup finals in Argentina, by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup (finals) match, beating Mexico 3–1?


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4. (Pictured) He is the all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team, with 51 goals and represented Ghana at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, which player is the top African goalscorer in the history of the World Cup?

Asamoah Gyan

5. Scoring in the 19th minute against Mexico,which French footballer,in July 1930,made history,when he became the first ever goalscorer at a FIFA World Cup Finals tournament?

Lucien Laurent

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6. (Pictured) He spent most of his playing career at Petro Atletico from Luanda and is one of the national football team's all-time top goalscorers. He made history in 2006,when he became Angola's first and (so far) only goalscorer at a World Cup Finals,scoring against Iran.His surname is da Silva Amado,but he is usually known by just his first name.What is this name,which is also the title of a 1723 opera by George Handel?


7.It is thought he introduced the tradition of holding the trophy high ,so that photographers and journalists may get a good view. Although the team is probably best remembered for superstars such as Pele and Garrincha,which football player of Italian origin,was the captain of the first Brazilian side to win the World Cup?

Hilderaldo Bellini

8.Although Jairzinho famously scored in every round of the 1970 World Cup Finals,which European striker won the Golden Ball award, scoring 10 goals in total throughout the tournament?

Gerd Muller

9.In September 2016, Carlos Ruiz scored his 39th World Cup qualifying goal, and in doing so set a new record for most World Cup qualifying goals scored . Which national side of the Americas did he represent between 1998 and 2016?


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10. (Pictured) Playing 82 times for his country, which French right-back is noted, not only for taking part in the first two ever World Cup penalty shootouts,but for being the only person to score in both?

Manuel Amoros