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    • 1. Qwizdom World Cup Qwiz
    • 2. In the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, referee Horacio Elizondo sent off Wayne Rooney in the 62nd minute. Following that incident, Alan Shearer remarked, "I think there is every chance that Wayne Rooney will go back to training and stick one on him". Who was Alan Shearer referring to?
      • Cristiano Ronaldo
      • Luís Boa Morte
      • Ricardo Carvalho
      • Nuno Valente
    • 3. In the quarter-finals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, referee Horacio Elizondo sent off Wayne Rooney in the 62nd minute. Following that incident, Alan Shearer remarked, "I think there is every chance that Wayne Rooney will go back to training and stick one on him". Who was Alan Shearer referring to?
      • Cristiano Ronaldo
      • Horacio Elizondo, the referee who controversially sent off Rooney in the quarterfinals would also be shrouded in controversy, after sending off Zinedine Zidane in the final .
    • 4. Who was the referee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup final between Brazil and Germany ?
      • Pierluigi Collina
      • Graham Poll
      • Anders Frisk
      • Byron Moreno
    • 5. Who was the referee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup final between Brazil and Germany ?
      • Pierluigi Collina
      • Of the four choices, Anders Frisk would retire amidst death threats. Graham Poll retired following his three yellow card - red card show in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Byron Moreno was given the tap on the shoulder following national and international controversies over his refereeing performances.
    • 6. Who was the youngest captain in the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
      • Andres Estrada
      • François Omam-Biyik
      • Nwankwo Kanu
      • Yousuf Al-Thunayan
    • 7. Who was the youngest captain in the 1998 FIFA World Cup?
      • Nwankwo Kanu
      • Nwankwo Kanu is the youngest captain in World Cup history at just 21 in 1998. Interestingly enough, Turgay Seren (22 years old, 33 days) and Ladislav Novák (22 years old, 193 days) were second and third respectively and both appeared in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Not to mention, Harry Keough is fourth on the list of youngest ever captains, and he appeared in the 1950 FIFA World Cup. It seems back then, age wasn't really a contributing factor in captaincy.
    • 8. Many trivia questions have been based on the 1994 FIFA World Cup, such as who missed the penalty that gave Brazil its fourth World Cup, or who became the oldest goal scorer ever in World Cup history. FYI, it was Roger Milla at 42 years, 39 days against Russia in the group stages. Now the question is, who was the second oldest goal scorer in the 1994 FIFA World Cup?
      • Fernando Clavijo
      • John Aldridge
      • José Mari Bakero
      • Diego Maradona
    • 9. Many trivia questions have been based on the 1994 FIFA World Cup, such as who missed the penalty that gave Brazil its fourth World Cup, or who became the oldest goal scorer ever in World Cup history. FYI, it was Roger Milla at 42 years, 39 days against Russia in the group stages. Now the question is, who was the second oldest goal scorer in the 1994 FIFA World Cup?
      • John Aldridge
      • John Aldridge made two substitute appearances against Italy and Mexico (where he scored), and started against Norway.
    • 10. In the semi-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, West Germany beat England 4-3 on penalties after Chris Waddle had blazed high. Which West German player was famously pictured consoling Chris Waddle following that incident?
      • Bodo Illgner
      • Lothar Matthäus
      • Jürgen Klinsmann
      • Pierre Littbarski
    • 11. In the semi-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup, West Germany beat England 4-3 on penalties after Chris Waddle had blazed high. Which West German player was famously pictured consoling Chris Waddle following that incident?
      • Lothar Matthäus
      • It was said that the late Sir Bobby Robson had contemplated about bringing on a much younger, taller, and agile Dave Beasant for Peter Shilton as penalties were nearing. Peter Shilton saved zero German spot kicks.
    • 12. "I'm still unhappy about it because he robbed us so I'll never forgive him". The late Sir Bobby Robson reminisced about that ill fated moment in the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal against Argentina. To whom was Sir Bobby referring?
      • Jorge Valdano
      • Diego Maradona
      • Carlos Bilardo
      • Ali Bin Nasser
    • 13. "I'm still unhappy about it because he robbed us so I'll never forgive him". The late Sir Bobby Robson reminisced about that ill fated moment in the 1986 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal against Argentina. To whom was Sir Bobby referring?
      • Diego Maradona
      • In the space of three minutes, Diego Maradona cemented his position as one of the world's greatest ever with those two iconic goals.
    • 14. In the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Brazil were heavy favourites. In the pivotal group match against Italy, which Brazilian player famously remonstrated with his ripped shirt to referee Abraham Klein?
      • Socrates
      • Falcao
      • Zico
      • Josimar
    • 15. In the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Brazil were heavy favourites. In the pivotal group match against Italy, which Brazilian player famously remonstrated with his ripped shirt to referee Abraham Klein? C. Zico In 1982, the second round was played as another round of group stages, with the six teams divided into two groups. Qualifications were based on who was on top after two matches.
    • 16. At just 18, Diego Maradona was considered too young for the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Who was the Argentine coach that passed over Diego Maradona?
      • Carlos Bilardo
      • Cesar Luis Menotti
      • Vladislao Cap
      • Antonio Rattin
    • 17. At just 18, Diego Maradona was considered too young for the 1978 FIFA World Cup. Who was the Argentine coach that passed over Diego Maradona? B. Cesar Luis Menotti Cesar Luis Menotti would later be vindicated with his decision, as Argentina triumphed in the 1978 World Cup .
    • 18. In the 1974 FIFA World Cup, Rinus Michels' revolution of total football had the world in awe. The Dutch had scored before the West Germans had even touched the ball. Which West German player took down Johan Cruyff, thus resulting in the penalty which Neeskens converted?
      • Berti Vogts
      • Uli Hoeness
      • Franz Beckenbauer
      • Gerd Müller
    • 19. In the 1974 FIFA World Cup, Rinus Michels' revolution of total football had the world in awe. The Dutch had scored before the West Germans had even touched the ball. Which West German player took down Johan Cruyff, thus resulting in the penalty which Neeskens converted? B. Uli Hoeness Uli Hoeness who committed the challenge was a forward. According to Dutch player Willem van Hanegem, the reason why they lost that day was that half the team wanted to humiliate the West Germans with keep ball (remnants of WWII). But, the other half wanted to look for a second goal. This disorganization was capitalized by a disciplined West German unit which ultimately ended up winning the match, 2-1.
    • 20. In the 1970 FIFA World Cup group stages, Brazil had just beaten England with a solitary Jairzinho goal. Following the match, who did Pele famously embrace?
      • Gordon Banks
      • Peter Osgood
      • Bobby Charlton
      • Bobby Moore
    • 21. In the 1970 FIFA World Cup group stages, Brazil had just beaten England with a solitary Jairzinho goal. Following the match, who did Pele famously embrace? D. Bobby Moore According to ex West Ham player Robbie Slater, one of the first things he saw going into Harry Redknapp's office, was that iconic picture of Pele and Bobby Moore.
    • 22. The 1998 World Cup marked only the second time that a European nation defeated a South American nation in a World Cup final. When was the first?
      • 1954
      • 1938
      • 1982
      • 1990
    • 23. The 1998 World Cup marked only the second time that a European nation defeated a South American nation in a World Cup final. When was the first? D. 1990 West Germany in 1990 became the first European team to beat a South American team (Argentina) in a WC final.
    • 24. Excluding the 3rd place match, how many goals did Turkish striker Hakan Sukur score in the 2002 World Cup?
      • 1
      • 0
      • 2
      • 3
    • 25. Excluding the 3rd place match, how many goals did Turkish striker Hakan Sukur score in the 2002 World Cup? B. 0 Sukur failed to score in the 2002 World Cup until the 3rd place match (he scored within 11 seconds).
    • 26. The 1986 World Cup quarterfinal between Brazil and France was decided on a penalty shootout after the match ended 1-1. Who scored the goals in regulation time?
      • Socrates, Tigana
      • Zico, Fernandez
      • Branco, Giresse
      • Careca, Platini
    • 27. The 1986 World Cup quarterfinal between Brazil and France was decided on a penalty shootout after the match ended 1-1. Who scored the goals in regulation time? D. Careca, Platini Careca scored first before Platini equalized. Zico missed a penalty in regulation time .
    • 28. Arrigo Sacchi coached the AC Milan team to the 1989 and 1990 European Cups. At which World Cup did he coach Italy?
      • 1990
      • 1986
      • 1998
      • 1994
    • 29. Arrigo Sacchi coached the AC Milan team to the 1989 and 1990 European Cups. At which World Cup did he coach Italy? D. 1994 Italy was coached by Vicini in 1990, Sacchi in 1994, Cesare Maldini in 1998, and Trapattoni in 2002.
    • 30. Andreas Brehme, Lothar Matthäus , and Jürgen Klinsmann were part of the West German 1990 World Cup winning team. They also played together for Italian Club AC Milan. True False
    • 31. Andreas Brehme, Lothar Matthäus , and Jürgen Klinsmann were part of the West German 1990 World Cup winning team. They also played together for Italian Club AC Milan. False The German trio played for Inter Milan in the late 1980s while the Dutch trio of Rijkaard, Gullit, and Van Basten played for AC Milan.
    • 32. At which of the following World Cups did Carlos Alberto Parreira coach the Brazilian National team?
      • 1994, 2006
      • 1990, 1994
      • 1994 only
      • 1994, 2002
    • 33. At which of the following World Cups did Carlos Alberto Parreira coach the Brazilian National team?
      • 1994, 2006
      • Carlos Alberto Parreira coached the Brazilian team to victory in the 1994 World Cup. He was again appointed manager for the 2006 World Cup where Brazil was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals.
    • 34. In the 1994 World Cup quarterfinal against Netherlands, Brazil were leading 2-0 before the Dutch equalized. Branco then scored the winning goal from a free kick. Which player won the free kick for Brazil and who was in goal for the Dutch?
      • Branco, Ed de Goey
      • Bebeto, Edwin Van der Sar
      • Romario, Hans Van Breukelen
      • Romario, Ed de Goey
    • 35. In the 1994 World Cup quarterfinal against Netherlands, Brazil were leading 2-0 before the Dutch equalized. Branco then scored the winning goal from a free kick. Which player won the free kick for Brazil and who was in goal for the Dutch?
      • Branco, Ed de Goey
      • Branco scored from a free kick that he had won. Ed de Goey was in goal in 1994. Van Breukelen was in goal for Netherlands in 1990 while Van der Sar was in goal in 1998 and 2006.
    • 36. Prior to the 1994 World Cup 3rd place match against Sweden, Hristo Stoichkov of Bulgaria was tied with Oleg Salenko for the highest number of goals scored in that World Cup. How many goals did Stoichkov score in the 3rd place match and what was the final score?
      • 1, Bulgaria won 2-1
      • 0, Sweden won 4-0
      • 0, Bulgaria won 2-0
      • 2, Sweden won 4-2
    • 37. Prior to the 1994 World Cup 3rd place match against Sweden, Hristo Stoichkov of Bulgaria was tied with Oleg Salenko for the highest number of goals scored in that World Cup. How many goals did Stoichkov score in the 3rd place match and what was the final score? B. 0, Sweden won 4-0 1994 World Cup Golden Boot was shared between Stoichkov and Salenko. Salenko had scored 5 goals in a single match during the group phase.
    • 38. Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo), and Michael Essien (Ghana) represented their respective African countries at the 2006 World Cup. Did any one of them play in the knockout phase? Yes No
    • 39. Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo), and Michael Essien (Ghana) represented their respective African countries at the 2006 World Cup. Did any one of them play in the knockout phase? No Ivory Coast and Togo were eliminated in the group phase. Ghana qualified for the Round of 16 but Essien could not play as he was suspended for the match.
    • 40. Diego Maradona assisted Claudio Caniggia on the game-winning goal in the 1990 Round of 16 clash against Brazil. Two of Maradona's teammates at Italian club Napoli were in the opposing Brazil team. Who were they?
      • Careca, Alemao
      • Bebeto, Dunga
      • Jorginho, Taffarel
      • Branco, Muller
    • 41. Diego Maradona assisted Claudio Caniggia on the game-winning goal in the 1990 Round of 16 clash against Brazil. Two of Maradona's teammates at Italian club Napoli were in the opposing Brazil team. Who were they?
      • Careca, Alemao
      • Alemao, Careca and Maradona played for Napoli (Naples) in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Incidentally, Italy was eliminated by Argentina in the 1990 semi-final held in Naples.
    • 42. Who scored the highest number of goals in World Cups 2002 and 2006 combined?
      • Miloslav Klose
      • Luis Ronaldo
      • Zinedine Zidane
      • Gabriel Batistuta
    • 43. Who scored the highest number of goals in World Cups 2002 and 2006 combined? B. Luis Ronaldo Ronaldo scored 8 goals in 2002 and 3 goals in 2006. Klose scored 5 each in 2002 and 2006.
    • 44. Which of the following players was FIFA World Player of the Year coming into the 2002 World Cup, but did not make it past the group stage?
      • Zinedine Zidane
      • Luis Figo
      • Ronaldinho Gaucho
      • Luis Ronaldo
    • 45. Which of the following players was FIFA World Player of the Year coming into the 2002 World Cup, but did not make it past the group stage? B. Luis Figo Luis Figo, then playing for Real Madrid, was FIFA World Player of the Year coming into the 2002 World Cup. Portugal was eliminated in the group stages.
    • 46. Italy was eliminated in penalty shootouts from three successive World Cups (1990, 1994, 1998). Who were the respective goalkeepers involved?
      • Zenga, Pagliuca, Pagliuca
      • Zenga, Pagliuca, Buffon
      • Pagliuca, Peruzzi, Peruzzi
      • Zenga, Pagliuca, Toldo
    • 47. Italy was eliminated in penalty shootouts from three successive World Cups (1990, 1994, 1998). Who were the respective goalkeepers involved?
      • Zenga, Pagliuca, Pagliuca
      • Walter Zenga was in goal when Argentina eliminated Italy in 1990. Gianluca Pagliuca was the Italian goalkeeper in the penalty shootout elimination against Brazil (1994) and France (1998).
    • 48. Who scored the equalizer in the 1986 World Cup Final?
      • Karl Heinz Rumenigge
      • Rudi Völler
      • Jorge Valdano
      • Jorge Burruchaga
    • 49. Who scored the equalizer in the 1986 World Cup Final? B. Rudi Völler Rumenigge scored to make it 2-1 followed by the equalizing goal of Rudi Voeller. Burruchaga then scored the winner for Argentina.
    • 50. The 1990 World Cup Final involved a decisive penalty kick. Which German player was involved in the incident that led to the penalty kick?
      • Lothar Matthäus
      • Jürgen Klinsmann
      • Rudi Völler
      • Andreas Brehme
    • 51. The 1990 World Cup Final involved a decisive penalty kick. Which German player was involved in the incident that led to the penalty kick? C. Rudi Völler Andreas Brehme scored the penalty. The German player involved in the incident was Rudi Voeller.
    • 52. Andrea Pirlo won World Cup and UEFA Champions League Winners Medals in a span of one year (2006-2007). Which of the following players had done the same in 2002-2003?
      • Ronaldinho
      • Roberto Carlos
      • Rivaldo
      • Luis Ronaldo
    • 53. Andrea Pirlo won World Cup and UEFA Champions League Winners Medals in a span of one year (2006-2007). Which of the following players had done the same in 2002-2003? C. Rivaldo Rivaldo won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002 and the Champions League with AC Milan the following year.
    • 54. Which of the following sets of players scored in the final of a World Cup (1986-2006) having already scored in the semi-final of the same tournament?
      • Rudi Völler, Luis Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane
      • Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Ronaldo
      • Rudi Völler , Roberto Baggio, Zinedine Zidane
      • Diego Maradona, Roberto Baggio, Luis Ronaldo
    • 55. Which of the following sets of players scored in the final of a World Cup (1986-2006) having already scored in the semi-final of the same tournament?
      • Zinedine Zidane, Luis Ronaldo, Rudi Völler
      • Maradona and Baggio scored in the 1986 and 1994 semi-finals respectively, but failed to score in the final. Zidane, Ronaldo, and Völler scored in both the semi-final and final of the 2006, 2002, and 1986 World Cups respectively.
    • 56. Which team was the first to have won a World Cup Final playing with 10 men at the final whistle?
      • France, 1998
      • Brazil, 1994
      • Argentina, 1986
      • Brazil, 2002
    • 57. Which team was the first to have won a World Cup Final playing with 10 men at the final whistle?
      • France, 1998
      • French defender Marcel Desailly was sent off in the 1998 World Cup final. France won the match 3-0.
    • 58. Diego Maradona scored two braces in the knockout phase of the 1986 World Cup. Which player achieved this feat again and in which World Cup?
      • Roberto Baggio, 1994
      • Miloslav Klose, 2006
      • Luis Ronaldo, 2002
      • Luis Ronaldo, 1998
    • 59. Diego Maradona scored two braces in the knockout phase of the 1986 World Cup. Which player achieved this feat again and in which World Cup?
      • Roberto Baggio, 1994
      • Baggio scored braces in the 1994 Round of 16 vs. Nigeria, and the semi-final vs. Bulgaria.
    • 60. Which is the only team that both progressed and was eliminated by the golden goal rule in the 2002 World Cup?
      • Turkey
      • South Korea
      • Sweden
      • Senegal
    • 61. Which is the only team that both progressed and was eliminated by the golden goal rule in the 2002 World Cup? D. Senegal Senegal progressed to the 2002 quarter-final after Camara's golden goal eliminated Sweden. Turkey then eliminated Senegal in the quarter-final with an Ilhan Mansiz golden goal.
    • 62. Which English player had a free-kick disallowed against Holland in the 1990 World Cup?
      • Chris Waddle
      • Paul Gascoigne
      • Stuart Pearce
      • Glen Hoddle
    • 63. Which English player had a free-kick disallowed against Holland in the 1990 World Cup? C. Stuart Pearce Stuart Pearce's goal was disallowed as it was an indirect free-kick. The match finished 0-0 and both England and Holland made it through a very tight group to the next round .
    • 64. Which Spaniard scored from a free-kick against South Korea in the 1990 World Cup?
      • Julio Salinas
      • Fernando Hierro
      • Michel Gonzalez
      • Rafael Martin Vasquez
    • 65. Which Spaniard scored from a free-kick against South Korea in the 1990 World Cup? C. Michel Gonzalez The outstanding Michel scored a hat-trick in this game including the free-kick. Spain beat South Korea 3-1 with the Korean's also scoring from a spectacular free-kick from Hwang Bo-kwan.
    • 66. In the 1990 World Cup semi final between West Germany and England who struck for W. Germany from a free-kick?
      • Thomas Hässler
      • Lothar Matthäus
      • Andreas Brehme
      • Olaf Thon
    • 67. In the 1990 World Cup semi final between West Germany and England who struck for W. Germany from a free-kick? C. Andreas Brehme Brehme scored for the Germans early in the second half from a free-kick which was heavily deflected off an England defender. England equalised through Gary Lineker to send the match into extra time but the West Germans eventually won on the penalty kicks.
    • 68. In the 1990 1-1 draw between the United States and Switzerland, both goals came from direct free-kicks. Who were the scorers ?
      • Paul Caliguiri and Alain Sutter
      • Eric Wynalda and Georges Bregy
      • Roy Wegerle and Thomas Bickel
      • Earnie Stewart and Ciriaco Sforza
    • 69. In the 1990 1-1 draw between the United States and Switzerland, both goals came from direct free-kicks. Who were the scorers ? B. Eric Wynalda and Georges Bregy Two perfectly placed free-kicks. Bregy scored first a few minutes before the interval, but the lead didn't last long as Wynalda equalised in the same fashion on the stroke of half time. One other interesting bit of information was that this was the first World Cup Finals match played at an indoor stadium. The venue was the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, USA.
    • 70. Who was the Bulgarian who scored a spectacular free-kick against Germany in the 1994 World Cup quarter finals ?
      • Hristo Stoitchkov
      • Krassimir Balakov
      • Iordan Letchkov
      • Daniel Borimirov
    • 71. Who was the Bulgarian who scored a spectacular free-kick against Germany in the 1994 World Cup quarter finals ?
      • Hristo Stoitchkov
      • It was the left-footed Stoitchkov, who had a free-kick dissallowed in a previous game, but this time the goal stood. This effort plus a goal from Letchkov 3 minutes later was enough for Bulgaria to defeat and eliminate the then World champions Germany. The final score was 2-1.
    • 72. Who missed the decisive penalty in the 1994 Final between Brazil and Italy?
      • Danielle Massaro
      • Roberto Baggio
      • Franco Baresi
      • Gianfranco Zola
    • 73. B. Roberto Baggio Baggio had scored twice in the round of 16 against Nigeria, another against Spain in the quarter final, and twice in the semi final against Bulgaria to almost single-handedly take Italy to the World Cup final. H e took Italy's last penalty in the penalty shoot-out after the final finished 0-0, but his kick went over the cross-bar to hand to World Cup to Brazil. Baresi and Massaro both both missed penalties in the shootout, Zola didn’t play in the final Who missed the decisive penalty in the 1994 Final between Brazil and Italy?
    • 74. The 1998 World Cup in France featured which flamboyant goalkeeper from South America who actually took direct shots from free-kicks in the tournament?
      • Oscar Cordoba
      • Rene Higuita
      • Jose Luis Chilavert
      • Carlos Roa
    • 75. The 1998 World Cup in France featured which flamboyant goalkeeper from South America who actually took direct shots from free-kicks in the tournament? C. Jose Luis Chilavert Although Cordoba and Roa also played in this World Cup, it was the Paraguayan Chilavert who stepped up and had shots at goal when his team won a free-kick. He scored many free-kicks and penalties throughout his career.
    • 76. Which English player converted a free-kick in the 1998 World Cup match versus Colombia?
      • Paul Scholes
      • David Beckham
      • Paul Ince
      • Steve McManaman
    • 77. Which English player converted a free-kick in the 1998 World Cup match versus Colombia? B. David Beckham David Beckham curled in a free-kick past the Colombian wall as England won the match 2-0 and secured a place in the last 16 where they lost to Argentina on penalties.
    • 78. Which Paraguayan scored from a free-kick against South Africa in the 2002 World Cup?
      • Nelson Cuevas
      • Jose Cardozo
      • Roque Santa Cruz
      • Francisco Arce
    • 79. Which Paraguayan scored from a free-kick against South Africa in the 2002 World Cup? D. Francisco Arce Arce's free-kick against South Africa helped Paraguay into the 2nd phase of the tournament as they drew this match 2-2. In the next round however, Paraguay was defeated by 2002 Finalists Germany.
    • 80. Who scored from a free-kick for Tunisia against Belgium in the 2002 World Cup?
      • Raouf Bouzaiene
      • Kaies Ghodhbane
      • Riadh Bouazizi
      • Hatem Trabelsi
    • 81. Who scored from a free-kick for Tunisia against Belgium in the 2002 World Cup?
      • Raouf Bouzaiene
      • Raouf Bouzaiene scored an unstoppable free-kick goal for Tunisia, which proved to be Tunisia's only goal of this World Cup and they failed to get through the group stages. The match with Belgium finished 1-1 .
    • 82. In which city was the FIFA Congress held which decided to organize a football World Cup?
      • London
      • Amsterdam
      • Geneva
      • Paris
    • 83. In which city was the FIFA Congress held which decided to organize a football World Cup? B. Amsterdam This memorable decision was taken on the 29th of May in 1928.
    • 84. Which player was the first to kick a ball during the 1930 World Cup In Uruguay?
      • Hellemans (BEL)
      • Patenaude (USA)
      • Maschinot (FRA)
      • Carreno (MEX)
    • 85. Which player was the first to kick a ball during the 1930 World Cup In Uruguay? C. Maschinot (FRA) Actually the games FRA-MEX and BEL-USA both took place at the same time. However FIFA statistics quote the FRA-MEX as the 'first' game. It is not exactly certain whether Maschinot actually played the first ball since the media coverage wasn't as extensive then. However back then the centre striker kicked the game off and therefore Maschinot has the honour of having played the first ball during a World Cup.
    • 86. Which team was defeated in the 1934 World Cup final by Italy?
      • Germany
      • Czechoslovakia
      • France
      • Hungary
    • 87. Which team was defeated in the 1934 World Cup final by Italy? B. Czechoslovakia The first final decided in extra-time with a first minute goal by Schiavio. Italian success was well exploited by Benito Mussolini for his propaganda.
    • 88. What is USA's best result in a World Cup tournament to date
      • Quarter Final
      • Group Stage
      • Second Round
      • Semi Final
    • 89. What is USA's best result in a World Cup tournament to date D. Semi Final They reached the semi-final of the first World Cup in Uruguay 1930. It is still not decided whether USA or Yugoslavia can lay claim to third place as the 3rd-4th place playoff was only introduced for the 1934 World Cup in Italy
    • 90. Which player was the first to score four goals in a single game during a World Cup finals?
      • Alonso (CUB)
      • Wilimowski (POL)
      • Leonidas (BRA)
      • Meazza (ITA)
    • 91. Which player was the first to score four goals in a single game during a World Cup finals? C. Leonidas (BRA) Ernest Wilimowski has scored four goals in an amazing 6-5 defeat of Poland by Brazil in the 1938 World Cup, but Leonidas DaSilva was the first .
    • 92. In the 1938 World Cup which team fielded the oldest and the youngest player of the entire World Cup?
      • Brazil
      • Holland
      • Italy
      • Switzerland
    • 93. In the 1938 World Cup which team fielded the oldest and the youngest player of the entire World Cup? B. Holland de Harder and Andriessen were the youngest and oldest players respectively at 18 years 142 days and 34 years 190 days.
    • 94. Which World Cup final set a record for the largest attendance for a sporting event of any kind?
      • 1946
      • 1950
      • 1934
      • 1962
    • 95. Which World Cup final set a record for the largest attendance for a sporting event of any kind? B. 1950 In the 1950 final, Uruguay defeated Brazil 2-1 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro with an estimated attendance of approximately 205,000 people.
    • 96. Which two teams made their World Cup debuts in 1954 although they had previously qualified for the 1950 World Cup but failed to appear?
      • Scotland and Korea
      • Switzerland and Turkey
      • Switzerland and Korea
      • Austria and Scotland
    • 97. Which two teams made their World Cup debuts in 1954 although they had previously qualified for the 1950 World Cup but failed to appear?
      • Scotland and Korea
      • Turkey also debuted during the 1954 World Cup but it was the first time they succeeded in qualifying.
    • 98. Which side won the 100th match in World Cup history
      • Austria
      • West Germany
      • Uruguay
      • Hungary
    • 99. Which side won the 100th match in World Cup history
      • Austria
      • Austria defeated Uruguay in the 3rd place play-off in 1954, 3-1.
    • 100. Which World Cup finals edition saw the 500th goal being scored?
      • 1954 Switzerland
      • 1962 Chile
      • 1958 Sweden
      • 1966 England
    • 101. Which World Cup finals edition saw the 500th goal being scored? C. 1958 Sweden Robert Collins scored the second goal for Scotland in a 2-3 loss to Paraguay in the 76th minute during their first round match. That was the 500th goal.
    • 102. What was peculiar about the quarter-finals during the 1958 World Cup?
      • All the losing teams scored no goals
      • All the losing teams conceded decisive penalties
      • All the winning teams scored at least three goals
      • All the winning teams had at least one player receive a red card
    • 103. What was peculiar about the quarter-finals during the 1958 World Cup?
      • All the losing teams scored no goals
    • 104. Who was the first to score a goal in 20 seconds in the World Cup finals?
      • Bobby Charlton (ENG)
      • Pele (BRA)
      • Gary Lineker (ENG)
      • Vaclav Masek (CZE)
    • 105. Who was the first to score a goal in 20 seconds in the World Cup finals? D. Vaclav Masek (CZE) Masek scored his goal against Mexico in 20 seconds. It took place during a first round game in the 1962 World Cup which later was won by Mexico anyway. Incidentally this was the first match won by Mexico in a World Cup in five appearances!
    • 106. Which player has managed to score 4 consecutive goals in one game and in the shortest possible time?
      • Eusebio (POR)
      • Garrincha (BRA)
      • Muller (GER)
      • Haller (GER)
    • 107. Which player has managed to score 4 consecutive goals in one game and in the shortest possible time?
      • Eusebio (POR)
      • Eusebio scored his goals in a quarter final game against People's Democratic Republic of Korea to come back from 0-3 down to 4-3 up, it took him 32 minutes! The final goal of the game was scored by Augusto to settle the score in Portugal's favour at 5-3.
    • 108. Which player other than Lothar Mathäus has participated in five World Cup final tournaments?
      • Ferenc Puskas (HUN)
      • Djalma Santos (BRA)
      • Carbajal (MEX)
      • Lev Yashin (USSR)
    • 109. Which player other than Lothar Mathäus has participated in five World Cup final tournaments? C. Carbajal (MEX) The Mexican goalie appeared in five consecutive World Cup finals.
    • 110. Which team was the first losing finalist of the World Cup to fail to qualify for the next World Cup?
      • Argentina
      • Holland
      • Hungary
      • Czechoslovakia
    • 111. Which team was the first losing finalist of the World Cup to fail to qualify for the next World Cup? C. Hungary Hungary were the losing finalist in 1938, and failed to qualify for the 1950 world cup finals. Holland failed to qualify for Spain in 1982 after their 1978 final defea t
    • 112. Which team caused the biggest upset at the 1974 World Cup in Germany?
      • DDR
      • Holland
      • Poland
      • Sweden
    • 113. Which team caused the biggest upset at the 1974 World Cup in Germany? C. Poland Poland defeated Brazil 1-0 in a third place play off. Of course Holland raised an eyebrow or two by reaching the final and introducing the world to a certain fellow called Johan Cruyff!
    • 114. What caused a certain amount of controversy prior to the 1978 World Cup final?
      • Police arrests on some of the key players of the Dutch national squad
      • Short-term kidnapping of some Dutch players by the military junta
      • Supposed threats aimed at the Dutch players by the military junta
      • Equipment sabotage of the Dutch squad
    • 115. What caused a certain amount of controversy prior to the 1978 World Cup final? C. Supposed threats aimed at the Dutch players by the military junta Supposedly some high ranking members of the junta have subtly expressed their wish that Argentina become world champions. This was in the time when Argentina was being boycotted by many European countries due to their brutal military regime.
    • 116. Which team enjoyed the longest span between victories in a World Cup Final?
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
    • 117. Which team enjoyed the longest span between victories in a World Cup Final?
      • Italy
      • They won in 1934, 1938 and 1982 giving them a 44 year span between victories. Incidentally Poland reached a consecutive 3rd place by defeating France 3-2.
    • 118. Who is the first coach to have received a red card during a World Cup finals tournament?
      • Czakarov (BUL)
      • Re (PAR)
      • Herberger (GER)
      • Czeisler (ITA)
    • 119. Who is the first coach to have received a red card during a World Cup finals tournament? B. Re (PAR) He received it during the 3-0 defeat of Paraguay by England in the 1986 World Cup. Incidentally the 3rd goal was scored by Lineker who by doing so scored the 1300th goal of the World Cup.
    • 120. Which African team was the first to reach a World Cup quarter-final?
      • Cameroon
      • Nigeria
      • Ghana
      • Morocco
    • 121. Which African team was the first to reach a World Cup quarter-final?
      • Cameroon
      • They did so during Italy '90. They were defeated in extra time by the England.

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