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• This strategy in football was proposed by
Helenio Herrera when he was manager of
Inter Milan in the 1960. In its native language,
it means “bolted door”. The strategy has gone
to be associated with the Italian domestic
sides and Italian national team for more than
three decades. Which strategy/formation ?
• Jan-ken-pon originated in Japan in the late 19th
century and acquired popularity worldwide
throughout the 20th century. In Indonesia the
game is composed of an earwig, a human, and an
elephant. The earwig is able to climb into the
elephant's ear and drive it insane, while the
human crushes the earwig and the elephant
crushes the human.
Of its three color types of males, "orange beats
blue, blue beats yellow, and yellow beats orange"
in competition for females. What is the english
versionof jan ken pon?
• The modern-day circular X, was invented by Gallaudet
University quarterback Paul Hubbard in 1892.
Gallaudet was the first school intended for the
advanced education of deaf and hard-of-hearing
students. When quarterbacking, Hubbard realized that
his hand signals could be read by opposing players, a
particular concern when Gallaudet played other
schools for the deaf. To remedy this, he invented X so
that his sign-language signals could be sent and
received without anyone on the sidelines or on the
opposing team seeing. It became more widely used in
cricket after the Indian Cricket Team used it to great
success during the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
• This tournament was started primarily as an opportunity for
sports lotteries (or pools) to continue during the summer.
• In fact it derives its name from the German term for Football pools
though it is often referred to as the "cup for the cupless"
• The first edition was held in 1961 as the International Football
Cup (IFC). UEFA were initially disinclined to support the
tournament, finding its betting background distasteful; nevertheless
they permitted the new tournament but refrained from getting
• By 1995 UEFA having reconsidered its opinion, took official control
of the tournament.
5. Whom is it addressed to ?
• 'If you can keep your head
• when all about you
• hold great expectations in red,
• white and blue
• if you can trust yourself
• when others doubt you
• for still having dandruff
• through you endorse shampoo
• if you can serve up an ace
• while cooking on grass
• turn the backhanded
• compliment into a pass ...
• if you can keep that mental strength
• intact and not go round the bend
• you'll be more than just a champion
• you'll be a miracle my friend'
• One story states that the a Sudanese NBA
player called Manute Bol who played in the
1980s was responsible for coining this phrase.
His native tongue was Dinka and as a result he
wasn’t well versed in English. So whenever he
made a poor pass, he acknowledged his
mistake by uttering, “ ____ _____” to his his
team-mates. The two word phrase has stuck in
popular culture and is often used to accept
one’s mistake or error.
• This is the advt. for the finals of France vs
England cricket tournament – the only time
cricket was played in the Olympics – Paris
• Kalo Harin is a national award winning short film made in
1999. It is the rags to riches story of a dalit boy who starts
out selling soda bottles on the streets earning 10 paise for
each one and goes on to become one of the country’s
greatest ever in his particular sport.
• The movie is based on the life of an Arjuna award winning
sportsman. The film expresses his life as the struggle of a
poor dalit for existence and expression in modern India.
• Post retirement he has found himself an alternate career as
an actor and starred in the highly acclaimed film Shantam
which won the national award for best film in 2001.
• Who ?
• This painting by Atul Dodiya fetched 57.6 lacs
in an art auction. It is a tribute to X. On the
painting are signatures of all other members
of the 2003 Indian World Cup squad except X.
• Id X.
• This phrase is supposed to have evolved from the
“sport” of tent pegging. Sikh warriors would
attack Mughal camps and remove the pegs of
tents in which the enemy was camped thereby
trapping the occupants under the heavy fabric of
the tent. They would then give the battlecry
“________ ___ _______” to destroy temporary
bridges so that the Mughals wouldn’t be able to
retaliate. In common usage, when translated to
English, it means “to bring the house down”.
• At the 1994 Monaco Grand Prix, the top two
qualifiers, Michael Schumacher (his first ever
pole position) and Mika Hakkinen, started
from the second row. Who occupied the front
row and why?
• Nobody. The first two spots were left empty
and were painted with a Brazilian and an
Austrian flag in memory of Ayrton Senna and
Ronald Ratzenberger, who had died in the
previous Grand Prix at Imola.
• Balwinder Sandhu, Chandrakant Pandit, Vinod
Kambli,Sachin Tendulkar, Pravin Amre, Ajit
Agarkar, Sanjay Bangar and Ramesh Powar.
• Connect all of them except the connection
that they all had played for Indian National
• After being substituted in the 1994 World Cup, X showed the
middle finger to the German fans. This untoward gesture cut
short his international career and as a result he played only 35
times for Germany. A great in his own right, he captained
Bayern Munich to the 2001 Champions League title. Due to
this incident, any player showing the middle finger is said to
be “doing the X”. X ?
• A lawyer by profession, he served as a judge, and the
Lord President of the Federal Court before becoming
the Sultan of Perak. In early 2009, he attracted heavy
criticism for his involvement in the toppling of the
Pakatan Rakyat state government, which led to the
Perak Constitutional Crisis.
• When she played for Yugoslavia in the late
90’s she was ranked as high as no.10 in the
WTA rankings. She defeated Hingis – then no1
- in the first round of Wimbledon 1999. After
facing a lot of abuse from her “mentally
volatile” father, she donned Australian colours
and currently lies 59th in the rankings. Identify
this female who captured a lot of male
attention in the late 90’s.
19. Which team does he race for in the
current season ?
A19. Kimi Raikonnen driving for
Citroen in the World Rally
• The Battle of X took place at X, East Riding of Yorkshire in
England on 25 September 1066, between an English army
under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian
force led by King Harald Hardrada of and the English king's
brother Tostig Godwinson. After a stubborn battle, King
Harald Hardrada along with the majority of the Norwegians
were killed as was Harold's brother Tostig.
• Grant Kerama(left), a NewZealand radio
presenter became a national hero of sorts
when he did something in 2005 to enable the
person on the right resurrect his career. Id the
player on the right and funda.
• Kerama donated his kidney to Jonah Lomu
who was able to return to competitive rugby
and establish his place as the greatest rugby
player for the All Blacks.
red wine from the Bordeaux region of France
A slang word for blood
colour of the football kit of West Ham United
• Claret Jug. Everything else is also Claret.
• In November 2009, Thierry Henry’s infamous
handball sent France into the WC at the
expense of Ireland. A few days earlier Tiger
Woods rammed his car into a tree exposing
more than he would have liked. Federer lost in
the ATP World Tour at the hands of Nikolay
Davydenko. Also, Rahul Dravid was dropped
from the Indian cricket team. The media titled
these sequence of events as “The Curse of
• Givanildo Vieira de Souza, the footballer who
plays for Porto got his nickname Hulk, because
of his resemblance to actor Lou Ferrigno, who
played Hulk on TV. Similarly, the Argentinian
footballer Sergio Aguero got his nickname
“Kun”, because of his resemblance to the
Japanese an.ime character Kun Kun
25. Identify from the clues
former coach of the Oakland Raiders
more famous as a commentator for
inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
• This is the Royal Shrovetide football match held in
Ashbourne, ________ each year. Which common
term used in reference to rivalries does it give rise
• Royal Shrovetide football match held at
Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Hence the term –
• This term is derived from the cry (in French) of a circus
acrobat about to leap. It was first used in the 1950s by
the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL to describe a high
arcing pass to wide receiver R.C.Owens,who would
outleap smaller cornerbacks for touchdown receptions.
However, this term gained widespread use in another
sport, with Al Tucker and his brother Gerald at
Oklahoma Baptist University sometimes being credited
with the first use mid-1960s. Others credit David
Thompson as the first player to execute the classic play
while at North Carolina State University, with his
teammates Monte Towe and Tim Stoddard performing
the necessary lob passes. What term?
28. Id the ground. Also what annual
cricket event takes place here ?
• Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong
• Hong Kong Super Sixes.
• This is a guy called Bernd Maylander. He has been doing
something with great distinction right from 2000, that is
paramount to the proper functioning of a sport. He was
unavailable to perform his usual “maintaining peace” job only
two times – once in 2001 (due to injury), when he was
replaced by Marcel Fassler and again in 2008 (due to illness),
when he was replaced by Alex Wurz. So whats his job?
• He is the safety car driver in Formula One.
• This is Nick Bollitieri – perhaps – the most
famous tennis coach.
• The _________ ______ is a
British analogy which compares the fame of
_________ (same as the first blank) with the
economic success of the United
Kingdom’s financial services industries —
especially those clustered in the City of
London. The point of the analogy is that a
national and international institution can be
highly successful despite the lack of strong
• This premier League home stadium was initially named X
because the English queen in the pic lived at that very place in
the 16th century. Later, it became to be known as Y – the
name by which we know today. X ? Y ?
• X – Boleyn Ground after Anne Boleyn.
• Y – Upton Park.
33. What nickname was given to this
group of Liverpool players in the late
A33. Spice Boys
• The group were cast as “nearly men” and
rather derogatorily, “Spice Boys” – a term
coined to characterise their antics as
underachieving playboys in the game.
• A stamp released by
Indian govt in 1989.
What does it
• Mohun Bagan defeating East yorkshire
Regiments in 1911 to win IFA Shield. First
Indian team to defeat a European team.
• What term was used to describe the 1984 test
match series between West Indies and
England, in England, which West Indies won 5-
0, thus retaining the Wisden Trophy?
• Blckwash as opposed to the normal
• Caroline Hall is a leading activist for social
causes in the UK. She actively participates in
funding campaigns. She has donated almost
all proceedings from her writing and TV
appearances to the Royal Marsden Cancer
Society. She is well recognized in the British
media due to a very famous incident that
happened at Wimbledon in 1995. What ?
After a decision went against his team, Tim
Henman lashed out wildly at the tennis ball
which hit Caroline, who was the ball girl, and
seriously injured her. Henman was suspended
from the tournament for his actions.
• In Danny Boyle’s movie Trainspotting, while making
love to his girlfriend, Evan McGregor’s character says,
“I haven't felt that good since _________scored
against Holland in 1978 World Cup!”
• Identify the goalscorer . The goal is regarded as one
of the top 10 World Cup goals of all time.
• In the 1996 World Cup, he captained UAE. He
took only one wicket in the tournament – that
too of Tendulkar. He is most famously known
to have walked out to face Allan Donald
without wearing a helmet. Needless to say, he
got hit in the head by Donald. He left the
international game with ODI batting and
bowling averages of 4.33 and 51 respectively.
Swap the figures around, as they say, and
you'd have one hell of an allrounder. Who ?