On Life, Universe and the 4-4-2
A quiz celebrating 84 years of the Football World Cup
By Aditya Gadre & Anannya Deb of the...
The Format
An all written quiz for teams of 2
A Total of 100 questions arranged in sets of 5 with 20 questions each
Each q...
Set 1
“Life”
20 Questions on the culture that surrounds the World Cup
Imperial Storm Troopers Invade Sports
713 Avenue (vi...
Question 1.1
The ________ Blow is the English translation of a slang word from South
America. Derived from the name of a f...
Question 1.1
The word is
Maracanaço
Specifically refers to
Uruguay defeating
Brazil in 1950 at the
Maracana in Rio
QUESTIO...
Question 1.2
First he made an offer.Then she made a counter offer. Neither of them had to
actually fulfill their offers as...
Question 1.2
First he made an offer.
Then she made a counter
offer. Neither of them had
to actually fulfill their offers
a...
Question 1.2
First he made an offer.
Then she made a counter
offer. Neither of them had
to actually fulfill their offers
a...
Question 1.2
Run naked in the
streets of the capital if
their respective team
(Maradona for
Argentina / Larissa
Riquelme f...
Question 1.3
This cartoon appeared in the German press. Name the anthromorphic artist in
the cartoon and name the subject ...
Question 1.3
This cartoon appeared in
the German press. Name
the anthromorphic artist
in the cartoon and name
the subject ...
Question 1.3
Artist:Willie the World
Cup Mascot (1966)
Subject: Reg Hoye (the
cartoonist who created
Willie)
(Order is imp...
Question 1.4
Alejandro Sabella, a professed Peronist, gave this interview in La Garganta
Poderosa (The Powerful Throat), a...
Question 1.4
Alejandro Sabella, a
professed Peronist, gave
this interview in La
Garganta Poderosa (The
Powerful Throat), a...
Question 1.4
His university friends
who disappeared
during the military
junta regime in
Argentina.
QUESTION 1.5
Question 1.5
Name the author of these lines from a best selling work on football history:
When the game is over, the fan, ...
Question 1.5
Eduardo Galeano
(Translator is
American and hence
the word “soccer” is
used)
QUESTION 1.6
Question 1.6
Originally planned as a charity event for a Leukemia Foundation as well as a
comeback for one of the artists ...
Question 1.6
Originally planned as a
charity event for a
Leukemia Foundation as
well as a comeback for
one of the artists ...
Question 1.6
The Three Tenors
concert
Who have performed
in all WC till 2002
QUESTION 1.7
Question 1.7
Debuting in 2005,“I, _____” is a musical comedy based on an incident in the
World Cup and set in Roman times ...
Question 1.7
I, Keano – a typical Irish
take on Roy Keane
leaving the Republic of
Ireland squad in 2002
after a fight Mick...
Question 1.8
In Italy, to boost his army, Mussolini made this decree. Franco did the same in
Spain in the 1950s. Both Ital...
Question 1.8
Oriundi / Oriundo
Term for “immigrants of
native (read European)
ancestry”. South Americans
with European anc...
Question 1.9
These are pictures of a popular tourist spot about 6 degrees south of the
equator. Name the structure which i...
Question 1.9
These are pictures of a
popular tourist spot
about 6 degrees south of
the equator. Name the
structure which i...
Question 1.9
The Arena de Dunas
(Arena of the Dunes) in
Natal, Brazil (where USA
beat Ghana 2-1 & Suarez
had Chiellini for...
Question 1.10
His most commercially successful film, the first in the trilogy on post-war
economic miracles, name the dire...
Question 1.10
His most commercially
successful film, the first in
the trilogy on post-war
economic miracles, name
the dire...
Question 1.10
Rainer Werner
Fassbinder
(The German victory in
1954 was a miracle of
sorts after the war –
but, as recent s...
Question 1.11
FIFA probably got confused because of this geographical feature that is
depicted on the shirts of this natio...
Question 1.11
FIFA probably got
confused because of this
geographical feature
that is depicted on the
shirts of this natio...
Question 1.11
The Niger River
FIFA displayed the flag
of Niger in the opening
ceremony instead of
the flag of Nigeria
(bot...
Question 1.12
These photographs are part of a collection is called Raccolte Fotografiche
Modenesi Giuseppe ______.The buil...
Question 1.12
These photographs are part of a
collection is called Raccolte
Fotografiche Modenesi
Giuseppe ______.The buil...
Question 1.12
Panini (of football
stickers fame)
Question 1.13
It reads like an Agatha Christie novel set in Egypt. Joe Mears, Chelsea and FA
chairman, dead from an angina...
Question 1.13
The Theft and Recovery
of the Jules Rimet Trophy
in 1966 England.
Bletchley demanded a
ransom for the theft ...
Question 1.14
In 1954 Rato Dugonjic, chief ofYugoslav football, decided to motivate his players and
promised each one of t...
Question 1.14
Vespa scooters
(brand name is the
keyword. No points for
only scooters)
Question 1.14
Last time this “sensitive” issue came up was in 1986. In 2014, because of the
greater of people of this kind...
Question 1.14
Ramadan / Ramzaan
during the World Cup
Question 1.15
The protests in Brazil since last year have been centred around how the
Brazilian government has funded high...
Question 1.15
Padrao FIFA or FIFA
Standards / Quality
Question 1.16
In 1973, Gough Whitlam, PM of Australia, launched a campaign which he
thought would establish Australia’s in...
Question 1.16
Advance Australia Fair
became the anthem to
be played for
Australian sports
representatives instead
of God S...
Question 1.17
May 13, 1990, this picture flashed across the world. Locally, this act (and all that
was going on around) is...
Question 1.17
May 13, 1990, this picture flashed
across the world. Locally, this act
(and all that was going on around)
is...
Question 1.17
Zvonmir Boban
(Dinamo Zagreb and
later AC Milan). He
turned up for Croatia
in 1998.
Question 1.18
Rowan Ricardo Phillip, an English poet, writes in The Paris Review about a particular fixture in
the World C...
Question 1.18
The Third Place Play-
off between the losing
semi-finalists
Question 1.19
Name the person who connects these three visuals.
Question 1.19
Name the person who
connects these three
visuals.
Question 1.19
Name the person who
connects these three
visuals.
Question 1.19
Name the person who
connects these three
visuals.
Question 1.19
Albert Santos-Dumont,
Brazilian aviation pioneer,
inventor of the dirigible.
Louis Cartier made the first
me...
Question 1.20
This is a clip from a literary program featuring a 2012 book.The title of the
book refers to the way people ...
Question 1.20
This is a clip from a literary
program featuring a 2012
book.The title of the book
refers to the way people ...
Question 1.20
The Outsider:A History
of the Goalkeeper by
Jonathon Wilson
Takes material written
by Albert Camus,
Nabokov ...
Set 2
“Universe”
20 questions on the countries that play the game
Aurora overWhitehorse,Yukon
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ce...
Question 2.1
This stadium, designed by Juan Scasso, the top architect of the country at that
time, was commissioned for th...
Question 2.1
This stadium, designed by Juan
Scasso, the top architect of the
country at that time, was
commissioned for th...
Question 2.1
This stadium, designed by Juan
Scasso, the top architect of the
country at that time, was
commissioned for th...
Question 2.1
This stadium, designed by Juan
Scasso, the top architect of the
country at that time, was
commissioned for th...
Question 2.1
This is the Estadio
Centenario (Centenary)
in Montevideo.
Inaugurated on 18th July,
1830 with Uruguay
playing...
Question 2.2
Back in 1930, the tournament started in July with France opening the
tournament with win over Mexico.Two days...
Question 2.2
It was 14th July or
Bastille Day, the French
and their fans were
celebrating all night
keeping everyone
awake...
Question 2.3
Leaving aside Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934, which is the only country to
be awarded the opportunity to h...
Question 2.3
Qatar
They still have Russia
2018.
Question 2.4
The historical centre of this city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is named after
the post where slaves were t...
Question 2.4
The historical centre of
this city, a UNESCO
World Heritage site, is
named after the post
where slaves were t...
Question 2.4
Salvador de Bahia (one
of the venues of the
WC2014).The centre is
called Pelourinho
(from Pelo, post or
pillo...
Question 2.5
The Russian team for 2014 had both their home and away kits designed
around a central theme.The red home kits...
Question 2.5
The Russian team for 2014 had both
their home and away kits designed
around a central theme.The red
home kits...
Question 2.5
The Russian team for 2014 had both
their home and away kits designed
around a central theme.The red
home kits...
Question 2.5
The Soviet Kosmonauts led
by Yuri Gagarin
(All theYellow keywords for
points.)
Gagarin said “Let’s Go!” as
he...
Question 2.6
After qualifying for the World Cup and put in the draw, this country ceased to
exist, being annexed by its ne...
Question 2.6
Austria / Anschluss
1938, Austria was no
more. 1982, the Austria
v West Germany
agreement which got
both of t...
Question 2.7
When the two neighbours were drawn to face each other in the 2nd round, the
president of one called the other...
Question 2.7
USA bt Mexico 2-0 in
Korea 2002
There was one thing
the Mexicans were
better at than the
Americans, that was
...
Question 2.8
Melbourne Knights FC and Footscray JUST (now defunct) had a fierce rivalry
in the Victorian leagues in Austra...
Question 2.8
Melbourne Knights were
originally Melbourne
Croatia. Footscray JUST is
Footscray Jugoslav United
Soccer Team....
Question 2.9
In January 2014, FIFA allowed this country to play international friendlies
except against certain specified ...
Question 2.9
In January 2014, FIFA allowed this
country to play international
friendlies except against certain
specified ...
Question 2.9
In January 2014, FIFA allowed this
country to play international
friendlies except against certain
specified ...
Question 2.9
Kosovo
Blocked by Serbia from
playing official
football.
Switzerland have five
regulars – Shaqiri,
Behrami, D...
Question 2.10
The third oldest national football association, their golden generation came in
the 1950s with a number of p...
Question 2.10
Wales in 1958
The book title is “When
Pele Broke Our Hearts”
1997, centenary of Juventus, fans voted John Ch...
Question 2.11
Bob Bradley, father of Michael Bradley, reminisces
“The first time I saw the players after <clipped> you cou...
Question 2.11
Egypt
For the 2014 WC, they
reached the African
play-offs but lost to
Ghana on aggregate.
Bradley’s contract...
Question 2.12
Slightly cryptic question!
In this list of eight, what caused the entries 5-8 to be struck out? Give the
mis...
Question 2.12
In this list of eight,
what caused the
entries 5-8 to struck
out?
Give the missing
entity?
(Part points avai...
Question 2.12
Santiago, capital of Chile
These are the host cities
of Chile (the top four).
The other four cities
were sev...
Question 2.13
An island 1/6th the size of Mumbai and a population of under 6000, their only
decent football stadium was in...
Question 2.13
Montserrat frequently
called the worst team in
the world
Between 2000 to 2011,
they were the bottom
ranked c...
Question 2.14
In May 2007, an emergency cabinet meeting was led by President Evo
Morales to discuss what Morales dramatica...
Question 2.14
FIFA under pressure from
Brazil banned high
altitude football matches
(specifically above 2500
metres).
Effe...
Question 2.15
The Romans founded Arausio in the south of France and named it after the
Celtic god. It was described as a m...
Question 2.15
Orange.
Willem I (the Silent)
became the Prince of
Orange in 1544 and the
word (and colour) has
become part ...
Question 2.16
Romania, like many other European countries, was uncertain of making the
trip to Uruguay. It would take 15 d...
Question 2.16
As amateurs, they
feared they would lose
their jobs if they stayed
away for so many days.
The King had to
gu...
Question 2.17
On the night of 17th June 1974, they heard news that the rewards that they were
promised would not be given....
Question 2.17
Mobutu Sese Seko of
Zaire
Yugoslavia beat Zaire
9-0 (which along with
Hungary’s 10-1 win
over El Salvador) i...
Question 2.18
In October 2005, by defeating Sudan 3-1 in Omdurman (Sudan), this country
secured their berth in Germany at ...
Question 2.18
Didier Drogba who called for
a cease-fire in the Ivorian Civil
War which was on for over 5
years.
"I have wo...
Question 2.19
In October 1993, needing a win to qualify for the 1994 World Cup, Japan who
were favourites to qualify ended...
Question 2.19
The Miracle of Doha
Question 2.20
In October 2007, the bottom of the pile Asian teams (including India who lost
to Lebanon 3-6 on aggregate) b...
Question 2.20
Palestinian players
from Gaza and West
Bank were denied exit
visas by Israel.The
team couldn’t leave the
Hol...
Set 3
“4-4-2”
20 questions on events on the football pitch
“Has The 4-4-2 become old fashioned?”
2008,arsenalcolumn.co.uk
Question 3.1
This ever increasing “club” has, as of date, 12 members, the 12th one joining in
the 2014 edition. Adalbert D...
Question 3.1
This ever increasing “club”
has, as of date, 12 members,
the 12th one joining in the
2014 edition. Adalbert D...
Question 3.1
This ever increasing “club”
has, as of date, 12 members,
the 12th one joining in the
2014 edition. Adalbert D...
Question 3.1
Goals scored under 1
minute.
Vaclav Masek of CZE
scored in 16 seconds, the
second fastest ever, v
MEX in 1962...
Question 3.2
The first of the four England-Brazil meetings happened in 1958.The English
team were severely hit with the lo...
Question 3.2
The first ever 0-0 draw
in WC.
Since then, England
have lost all the
matches, the last one in
2002 ended Davi...
Question 3.3
The perpetrator, who was later called _____ (animal in the visual) as a
nickname, later regretted it, apologi...
Question 3.3
The perpetrator, who was
later called _____ (animal in
the visual) as a nickname,
later regretted it, apologi...
Question 3.3
Frank Rijkard spitting,
like a llama, on Rudi
Völler in 1990
Question 3.4
These are some memorable scenes at the end of the match – the opponents
congratulating undoubtedly the best p...
Question 3.4
These are some
memorable scenes at the
end of the match – the
opponents congratulating
undoubtedly the best
p...
Question 3.4
The first golden goal in
World Cups, scored by
Laurent Blanc in 1998
against Paraguay in the
1/8 round.
Question 3.5
Argentina v Nigeria. Final of a tournament. In the 50th minute, Pierluigi Collina,
impressed with an Argentin...
Question 3.5
1996 Atlanta Olympics
Gold Medal Match
(2008, ARG beat NGA
for the gold)
Question 3.6
Data Interpretation!!!!
This is a diagram from a research paper “A Potential Function Approach to the
Flow of...
Question 3.6
This is a diagram from a
research paper “A Potential
Function Approach to the Flow
of Play in Soccer” publish...
Question 3.6
Argentina’s 25 pass
goal scored by
Cambiasso against
Serbia in 2006
Question 3.7
Football writers call it “The Ultimate Consolation Goal”.The overdone
celebration by the goal scorer was, as ...
Question 3.7
Football writers call it “The
Ultimate Consolation
Goal”.The overdone
celebration by the goal
scorer was, as ...
Question 3.7
Luis Ramirez Zapata for
El Salvador
1982, Hungary 10 – 1 El
Salvador, biggest
margin of victory /
defeat ever...
Question 3.8
Antonio Rattin of Argentina, probably the best midfielder of that time, had no
idea why the FIFA officials an...
Question 3.8
Antonio Rattin of Argentina,probably the
best midfielder of that time, had no idea
why the FIFA officials and...
Question 3.8
Ken Aston. He
introduced coloured
cards (red and yellow)
so that it neutralized
the language problem.
Question 3.9
Science and Sports, or Scorts! (alternatively Spience!) (southern Indian quiz
fraternities might find this an...
Question 3.9
Watch this video from
the Royal Institution
and tell me what
incident is the
egghead describing
using a simpl...
Question 3.9
Frank Lampard’s ghost
goal / disallowed goal
against Germany.
The point being that if
the referee knew his
ph...
Question 3.10
Taken as an assistant in Klinsmann’s USMNT coaching team, who is this guy
who, 20 years ago on US Independen...
Question 3.10
Taken as an assistant in
Klinsmann’s USMNT
coaching team, who is this
guy who, 20 years ago on
US Independen...
Question 3.10
Tab Ramos whose skull
was broken by the
elbow of Leonardo of
Brazil.
Question 3.11
This picture captures a major moment for this nation in their very first World
Cup game which ended in a sho...
Question 3.11
This picture captures a
major moment for this
nation in their very first
World Cup game which
ended in a sho...
Question 3.11
Juan Cayasso of Costa
Rica scoring the
winner against
Scotland in 1990.
Question 3.12
Despite the new rules, Non-Aggression Pacts in the final set of group matches
can never be really eliminated...
Question 3.12
Despite the new rules, Non-
Aggression Pacts in the final set of
group matches can never be really
eliminate...
Question 3.12
The goal keeper back
pass rule (goal keeper
cannot collect the ball
in his hands)
Question 3.13
When Alessandro Del Piero moved to Sydney FC in August 2012, he famously
said “I am Australian for the next ...
Question 3.13
Italy’s stoppage time
penalty to knock out
Australia 1-0 in the round
of 16 in 2006.
Fabio Grosso had clearl...
Question 3.14
Clive Thomas, a 77 year old Welshman, has, in recent times, been quite vocal
about the quality of British re...
Question 3.14
Blew for full-time even as
Zico was heading the
ball into the net (against
Sweden).The goal was
not allowed....
Question 3.15
The stadium goes silent. Frank Beckenbauer goes up to the referee and says
“You are an Englishman.”.What had...
Question 3.15
The penalty for
Netherlands in the
very first minute in the
1974 WC Final. It was
also the first penalty in
...
Question 3.16
While the team ended up losing, this goal that they scored is remembered for
two reasons – one, it was the f...
Question 3.16
While the team ended
up losing, this goal that
they scored is
remembered for two
reasons – one, it was the
f...
Question 3.16
Dino Zoff, Italian
goalkeeper, till that goal,
had played 1143 minutes
without conceding a
single goal, a re...
Question 3.17
This has been a World Cup for goal keepers.
In 1930, France versus Chile, Alexis Thepot*, the French goalkee...
Question 3.17
Saavedra* – first penalty in
the WC
Alexis Thepot – first
goalkeeper to save a
penalty
France however lost 0...
Question 3.18
It’s name comes from the fact that the earliest known instance was in 1924
when the Argie, Cesareo Onzari, s...
Question 3.18
Olympic Goal / Olympic
Kick / Scoring a goal
directly from a corner
kick.
Credit to the goal scorer
but emba...
Question 3.19
In a WC qualification match in 1977, Scotland played Wales. In a melee for the
ball between the Scottish for...
Question 3.19
“The Hand of Joe” of Joe “Jaws”
Jordan (who has scored 4
goals for Scotland, the highest,
in WC – he has als...
Question 3.20
The Guardian report of this World Cup qualifier match on April 11th 2001
began like this:
Take the worst foo...
Question 3.20
Australia 31 –
American Samoa 0
(the biggest victory /
worst defeat in
international football)
Set 4
“People”
20 questions on all the people who have been and are part of the World
Cup
Question 4.1
The top English speaking goal scorer in 1982, in an intimidating match against
the hosts (and the Paraguayan ...
Question 4.1
The top English
speaking goal scorer in
1982, in an intimidating
match against the hosts
(and the Paraguayan
...
Question 4.1
Gerry Armstrong of
Northern Ireland – the
Spanish football
pundit. Scored a
winning goal against
Spain in 198...
Question 4.2
The Italian teams of the 1950s were pretty mediocre for various reasons. Both
in 1950 and in 1954, they did n...
Question 4.2
“Kamikaze”
Question 4.3
Best Young Player, Best Foreign Player (Belgian League) and Best Player, this
lad set up the first goal for A...
Question 4.3
Best Young Player, Best Foreign
Player (Belgian League) and
Best Player, this lad set up the
first goal for A...
Question 4.3
Djamel Zidane
Question 4.4
In the years before his death, suffering from depression and related illnesses,
he was often seen roaming aim...
Question 4.4
In the years before his
death, suffering from
depression and related
illnesses, he was often seen
roaming aim...
Question 4.4
Rashid Yekini, top goal
scorer for Nigeria,
scored their first goal
in World Cup history in
1994 against Bulg...
Question 4.5
A Polish history on his father’s side and a child of the Kiowa tribe on his
mother’s side, his tribal name, t...
Question 4.5
Chris Wondolowski
missing an open goal
in stoppage time
against Belgium in the
round of 16.
Question 4.6
One of the most delicious sequences in this particular world cup was this final
through ball by the midfielde...
Question 4.6
Just Fontaine and
Raymond Kopa of
France in the 1958 WC.
Fontaine’s record of 13
goals in a single
edition is...
Question 4.7
Father:The all-time top goal scorer for the Soviet Union in World Cups; only one to win the
Golden Boot, scor...
Question 4.7
Valentin Valentinovich
Ivanov son of Valentin
Kozmich Ivanov &
Lidiya Invanova
He refereed the 2006
“Battle o...
Question 4.8
In the 1930 final, Hector Castro of Uruguay went for a cross and got into a
tussle with the Argentinian goalk...
Question 4.8
In the 1930 final, Hector
Castro of Uruguay went for a
cross and got into a tussle with
the Argentinian goalk...
Question 4.8
He was one-armed,
having lost his right
hand in an electric saw
accident as a child
working in his father’s
f...
Question 4.9
In order to inspire his fellow countryman, who wrote an autobiography in
comic book form illustrated by his c...
Question 4.9
In order to inspire his
fellow countryman,
who wrote an
autobiography in
comic book form
illustrated by his
c...
Question 4.9
Samuel Eto’o
Question 4.10
Spain’s best performance in the WC prior to the 2010 victory was reaching the
final group in 1950.They finis...
Question 4.10
The Zarra Trophy (in
honour of Telmo
Zarraonandia Montoya)
for the highest
goalscorer by a
Spaniard in La Li...
Question 4.11
While he retired from professional club football in 2010, his international
career was curtailed in 1993 bec...
Question 4.11
While he retired from professional club
football in 2010, his international career
was curtailed in 1993 bec...
Question 4.11
Rene Higuita (El Loco)
Pablo Escobar (the other
Escobar)
The Colombian drug
lord had private football
matche...
Question 4.12
Back in the late 1970s – 1980s as a little boy, there was not much live football on
television, only highlig...
Question 4.12
Dennis Bergkamp
Question 4.13
19th July 1966, at the Wembley Stadium, as the match ended 0-0, Antonio
Carbajal of Mexico kissed the two go...
Question 4.13
Playing in 5 World
Cups
Carbajal – 1950 till
1966
Lothar Mathaus – 1982
till 1998
Gianluigi Buffon – 1998
ti...
Question 4.14
In 1994, these two people created an unusual pair. One on the left received a
red card and holds a record on...
Question 4.14
In 1994, these two
people created an
unusual pair. One on
the left received a red
card and holds a
record on...
Question 4.14
The biggest age
difference in any team.
Roger Milla 42 and 35
days, Rigobert Song 17
and 358 days = 24
years...
Question 4.15
Reminiscing that embarrassing moment, he, a solid midfielder, said that he
was never ashamed about it. He wa...
Question 4.15
The Cruyff Turn in
1974 where Johann
Cruyff turned around
Jan Olsson (of Sweden)
and left him for the
dead.
Question 4.16
Guillermo Stabile, the first Golden Boot winner, scored 8 goals in 4 matches in
the 1930 World Cup. Based on...
Question 4.16
Hat trick on debut
Interestingly, Stabile
played just 4 games for
Argentina, all 4 in the
1930 WC. His
teamm...
Question 4.17
In 1982, Poland faced Italy twice, in the group stages and in the semi-finals.
The group match ended in a dr...
Question 4.17
Boniek had just signed
up with Juventus where
Scirea, Gentile and
other Italians played.
He was extremely
sc...
Question 4.18
Before each match, the coach would show the players pictures of devastation
back home. It seemed to spur the...
Question 4.18
Before each match, the coach would
show the players pictures of
devastation back home. It seemed
to spur the...
Question 4.18
Homare Sawa, captain
of the Japanese team,
which won the 2011
Women’s World Cup.
She won the 2011
Ballon d’O...
Question 4.19
They are watching their far more skillful little brother turn out for a friendly in
Paris as he prepares for...
Question 4.19
They are watching their far
more skillful little brother turn
out for a friendly in Paris as he
prepares for...
Question 4.19
Pogba
Florentin and Mathias
chose to play for
Guinea, their country
of birth. Paul, born in
France, chose to...
Question 4.20
Colombia’s Millonarios played a friendly against Real Madrid and whipped
them 4-2.The performance of one pla...
Question 4.20
Alfredo Di Stefano, who
for various reasons
never played in the
World Cup
Set 5
“Stoppage Time”
20 random questions to round it all up
Question 5.1
Which is the only country to have qualified for the World Cup but has never
played a single game?
Question 5.1
India
Question 5.2
What information does this bar chart represent?
Question 5.2
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
1930 1934 1938 1950 1954 1958 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 ...
Question 5.2
Number of countries
making their World
Cup debut arranged
by each tournament
where they appeared
first
Bosnia...
Question 5.3
Which World Cup winning team was a fully amateur team since the country
had yet to set up a professional foot...
Question 5.3
West Germany 1954
(The Bundesliga was
formed in 1963)
Question 5.4
Waldyr Pereira aka Didi was one of the youngsters who replaced the disgraced
players from the 1950 Brazil tea...
Question 5.4
Joga Bonito / The
Beautiful Game
Folha Seca / Falling
leaf (aka banana kick
in modern times)
Question 5.5
This sumptuous goal was scored Peruvian legend Teofilo Cubillas who has a
tally of 10 goals in 2 World Cups. ...
Question 5.5
This sumptuous goal was
scored Peruvian legend
Teofilo Cubillas who has
a tally of 10 goals in 2
World Cups. ...
Question 5.5
The last match that Brazil
lost at home. (Before the
semi finals this week)
This is 1975 Copa
America, Peru b...
Question 5.6
The poor folks at this venue had to suffer a boring game only to see this
traumatic moment at the end. A few ...
Question 5.6
The poor folks at this
venue had to suffer a
boring game only to see
this traumatic moment at
the end. A few ...
Question 5.6
Brandi Chastain scoring
the winning penalty for
the USA
USA beat China PR via
penalties to win the FIFA
Women...
Question 5.7
Bradford City are the penalty kings of England.They have a streak of 9
consecutive wins, the last one in Dece...
Question 5.7
Diana Ross, whose
famous penalty at the
opening ceremony in
Chicago in 1994, is still
fondly remembered.
Question 5.8
With FIFA ruling that the Olympic football tournament would be only
restricted to amateurs (later u-23), the ...
Question 5.8
Sweden (1948) and
France (1984)
Question 5.9
An easy question as we near the end.
Paying a tribute to one of the greats, which team is this?
Question 5.9
An easy question as
we near the end.
Paying a tribute to one
of the greats, which
team is this?
Question 5.9
Benfica where Eusebio
played and worked
with till the end.
Question 5.10
It has multiple names based on its absolute white colour and it is one of the
largest species of its genus. ...
Question 5.10
It has multiple names
based on its absolute white
colour and it is one of the
largest species of its genus.
...
Question 5.10
Arctic Owl a.k.a Snowy
Owl a.k.a Great White
Owl
Any one of these three
names gets points.
No points for onl...
Question 5.11
What honour do these gentlemen hold in their respective country’s World Cup
history?
Flavio Amado (2006); Mo...
Question 5.11
Scorer of the only goal
for their country in the
World Cup
Amado – Angola
Sanchez - Bolivia
Radhi – Iraq
Spi...
Question 5.12
The actions of Ferenc Puskas and Jose Santamaria for Spain in 1962 and Jose
Altafini for Italy also in 1962 ...
Question 5.12
Playing for two
different countries.
The three of them
played the
qualification rounds for
one country but c...
Question 5.13
What is common to Giampiero Combi, Dino Zoff and Iker Casillas?
(Exhaustive list)
Question 5.13
Goalkeeper captains
who lifted the trophy.
Question 5.14
Back home, Byron Moreno received a 20-game ban. He had, without any
reason, allowed for 13 minutes of injury...
Question 5.14
Refereed Italy v South
Korea in the round of 16
in 2002.
In extra time he sent off
Totti but ignored Ahn’s
e...
Question 5.15
Which multiple Oscar winning composer did this tune, the official anthem of
the 1978 World Cup in Argentina?...
Question 5.15
Which multiple Oscar
winning composer did
this tune, the official
anthem of the 1978
World Cup in
Argentina?...
Question 5.15
Ennio Morricone
Question 5.16
Who is this young fellow who likes to throw other young fellows onto the pitch
as tactical substitutes?
Question 5.16
Who is this young
fellow who likes to
throw other young
fellows onto the pitch
as tactical substitutes?
Question 5.16
Louis Van Gaal
Question 5.17
________ and ___; Brian and Michael Laudrup; Bonventure and Salomon Kalou.
Fill in the blanks (the fact that...
Question 5.17
Socrates and Rai
Brothers who have
scored goals in the
World Cup
Question 5.18
The songwriter, after seeing this song become what the Guardian calls the
“indiest football anthem of all ti...
Question 5.18
The songwriter, after seeing this song
become what the Guardian calls the
“indiest football anthem of all ti...
Question 5.18
Italians (unofficial
anthem of Italy in 2006)
Question 5.19
What is unique about these two footballers with respect to a certain list?
Question 5.19
What is unique about
these two footballers
with respect to a
certain list?
Question 5.19
What is unique about
these two footballers
with respect to a
certain list?
Question 5.19
Only two women in the
FIFA 125 Greatest Living
Footballers (chosen by
Pele)
Mia Hamm and Michelle
Akers (als...
Question 5.20
It was a national campaign to create a new identity for the football team which
reflected their country in e...
Question 5.20
The Brazil Yellow-
Green shirt (and the
full design)
After making over 100
options, he settled on
the yellow...
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  1. 1. On Life, Universe and the 4-4-2 A quiz celebrating 84 years of the Football World Cup By Aditya Gadre & Anannya Deb of the Bombay Quiz Club
  2. 2. The Format An all written quiz for teams of 2 A Total of 100 questions arranged in sets of 5 with 20 questions each Each question carries 2 points and there are no part points anywhere. (So if multiple answers are required in any question, you have to get all correct to get the 2 points) Spelling mistakes are forgivable as long as the erroneous spelling sounds like the right answer
  3. 3. Set 1 “Life” 20 Questions on the culture that surrounds the World Cup Imperial Storm Troopers Invade Sports 713 Avenue (via Flickr)
  4. 4. Question 1.1 The ________ Blow is the English translation of a slang word from South America. Derived from the name of a famous venue, it specifically refers to a particular incident. Over the years, the meaning of this word has become generalized, mostly in Latin America, as any victory by an underdog, especially when it happens in that venue (in the blank). Just fill in the blank ANSWER
  5. 5. Question 1.1 The word is Maracanaço Specifically refers to Uruguay defeating Brazil in 1950 at the Maracana in Rio QUESTION 1.2
  6. 6. Question 1.2 First he made an offer.Then she made a counter offer. Neither of them had to actually fulfill their offers as their respective conditions were not met. However, the girl went ahead and did it saying “It will be a present … for all the people in Paraguay to enjoy.” What did either of them propose to do? VISUALS – 1/2
  7. 7. Question 1.2 First he made an offer. Then she made a counter offer. Neither of them had to actually fulfill their offers as their respective conditions were not met. However, the girl went ahead and did it saying “It will be a present … for all the people in Paraguay to enjoy.” What did either of them propose to do? VISUALS 2/2
  8. 8. Question 1.2 First he made an offer. Then she made a counter offer. Neither of them had to actually fulfill their offers as their respective conditions were not met. However, the girl went ahead and did it saying “It will be a present … for all the people in Paraguay to enjoy.” What did either of them propose to do? ANSWER
  9. 9. Question 1.2 Run naked in the streets of the capital if their respective team (Maradona for Argentina / Larissa Riquelme for Paraguay) won the World Cup in 2010 QUESTION 1.3
  10. 10. Question 1.3 This cartoon appeared in the German press. Name the anthromorphic artist in the cartoon and name the subject that the anthromorphic artist in the cartoon is drawing. Note: Answers must be given in the correct order. VISUALS 1/1
  11. 11. Question 1.3 This cartoon appeared in the German press. Name the anthromorphic artist in the cartoon and name the subject that the anthromorphic artist in the cartoon is drawing. Note: Answers must be given in the correct order. ARTIST SUBJECT ANSWER
  12. 12. Question 1.3 Artist:Willie the World Cup Mascot (1966) Subject: Reg Hoye (the cartoonist who created Willie) (Order is important for points) QUESTION 1.4
  13. 13. Question 1.4 Alejandro Sabella, a professed Peronist, gave this interview in La Garganta Poderosa (The Powerful Throat), a blog / magazine run by journalists from the shanties of Buenos Aires, where he poses with his “Nuestra Equipo Ideal” (Our Dream Team).Who are these people? VISUALS 1/1
  14. 14. Question 1.4 Alejandro Sabella, a professed Peronist, gave this interview in La Garganta Poderosa (The Powerful Throat), a blog / magazine run by journalists from the shanties of Buenos Aires, where he poses with his “Nuestra Equipo Ideal” (Our Dream Team).Who are these people? ANSWER
  15. 15. Question 1.4 His university friends who disappeared during the military junta regime in Argentina. QUESTION 1.5
  16. 16. Question 1.5 Name the author of these lines from a best selling work on football history: When the game is over, the fan, who has not moved from the stands, celebrates his victory.“What a goal we scored”,“What a beating we gave them.” Or he cries over his defeat “They swindled us again,”“Thief of a referee.” And then the sun goes down and so does the fan. Shadows fall over the emptying stadium. ANSWER
  17. 17. Question 1.5 Eduardo Galeano (Translator is American and hence the word “soccer” is used) QUESTION 1.6
  18. 18. Question 1.6 Originally planned as a charity event for a Leukemia Foundation as well as a comeback for one of the artists who had just recovered from leukemia, what happened for the first time on July 7th 1990 at this place shown in the visual? VISUALS 1/1
  19. 19. Question 1.6 Originally planned as a charity event for a Leukemia Foundation as well as a comeback for one of the artists who had just recovered from leukemia, what happened for the first time on July 7th 1990 at this place shown in the visual? (Francis Norman / flickr) ANSWER
  20. 20. Question 1.6 The Three Tenors concert Who have performed in all WC till 2002 QUESTION 1.7
  21. 21. Question 1.7 Debuting in 2005,“I, _____” is a musical comedy based on an incident in the World Cup and set in Roman times when men wore togas. It has been a great success over the years. A Roman legion led by General Macartucus is preparing for battle but the greatest warrior _____ has issues.The other soldiers in the legion include Quinnus, Bonnerus, Duffus and a namesake _____ the Younger.When it toured the UK in 2006, it was rewritten to incorporate a near repeat of the incident, though not at a World Cup. Fill in the blank / Which incident is this? ANSWER
  22. 22. Question 1.7 I, Keano – a typical Irish take on Roy Keane leaving the Republic of Ireland squad in 2002 after a fight Mick McCarthy (Macartucus). Keano quit Manchester United in 2006 in a similar fashion. QUESTION 1.8
  23. 23. Question 1.8 In Italy, to boost his army, Mussolini made this decree. Franco did the same in Spain in the 1950s. Both Italy and Spain blame this for the terrible quality of their respective teams in the 1960s and banned it for sometime. About whom did Vittorio Pozzo say “If they can die for Italy,they can play for Italy”? (Full points for the term; half points for funda / description) ANSWER
  24. 24. Question 1.8 Oriundi / Oriundo Term for “immigrants of native (read European) ancestry”. South Americans with European ancestry were made automatic citizens of their ancestral country. Italian and Spanish leagues (and their national teams) were filled with Argentinian, Chilean, Colombian people. QUESTION 1.9
  25. 25. Question 1.9 These are pictures of a popular tourist spot about 6 degrees south of the equator. Name the structure which is inspired by this white terrain? (Half points for naming the city where both the natural landscape and the structure is located.) VISUALS 1/1
  26. 26. Question 1.9 These are pictures of a popular tourist spot about 6 degrees south of the equator. Name the structure which is inspired by this white terrain? (Half points for naming the city where both the natural landscape and the structure is located.) ANSWER
  27. 27. Question 1.9 The Arena de Dunas (Arena of the Dunes) in Natal, Brazil (where USA beat Ghana 2-1 & Suarez had Chiellini for a tea time snack) (Full points for giving the name, half points for only mentioning Natal) QUESTION 1.10
  28. 28. Question 1.10 His most commercially successful film, the first in the trilogy on post-war economic miracles, name the director of this film which uses one of the most famous World Cup radio broadcasts as a symbol for the rebuilding of the nation even as people lose their values. (Spoiler Alert – playing the final scene; slight NSFW content, cannot be avoided) VIDEO 1/1
  29. 29. Question 1.10 His most commercially successful film, the first in the trilogy on post-war economic miracles, name the director of this film which uses one of the most famous World Cup radio broadcasts as a symbol for the rebuilding of the nation even as people lose their values. ANSWER ANSWER (Video deleted)
  30. 30. Question 1.10 Rainer Werner Fassbinder (The German victory in 1954 was a miracle of sorts after the war – but, as recent studies tell us, through doping) QUESTION 1.11
  31. 31. Question 1.11 FIFA probably got confused because of this geographical feature that is depicted on the shirts of this national football team from West Africa. So what is this geographical feature mapped out in tricolours of the country’s flag? VISUAL 1/1
  32. 32. Question 1.11 FIFA probably got confused because of this geographical feature that is depicted on the shirts of this national football team from West Africa. So what is this geographical feature mapped out in tricolours of the country’s flag? Geographical feature Home Kit Away Kit ANSWER
  33. 33. Question 1.11 The Niger River FIFA displayed the flag of Niger in the opening ceremony instead of the flag of Nigeria (both countries named after the same river) QUESTION 1.12
  34. 34. Question 1.12 These photographs are part of a collection is called Raccolte Fotografiche Modenesi Giuseppe ______.The builder of this archive, a resident of Modena, is forever part of football and World Cup culture for the similar collector oriented products that he and his brothers started making and selling in 1961. Name the company that he founded, forever part of football and World Cup culture.
  35. 35. Question 1.12 These photographs are part of a collection is called Raccolte Fotografiche Modenesi Giuseppe ______.The builder of this archive, a resident of Modena, is forever part of football and World Cup culture for the similar collector oriented products that he and his brothers started making and selling in 1961. Name the company that he founded, forever part of football and World Cup culture.
  36. 36. Question 1.12 Panini (of football stickers fame)
  37. 37. Question 1.13 It reads like an Agatha Christie novel set in Egypt. Joe Mears, Chelsea and FA chairman, dead from an angina attack. Edward Bletchley, released after two years in jail, dead due to emphysema. The main protagonist died by choking. Only David Corbett survived. And every four years, he has his 15 minutes of fame.What incident is this? ANSWER
  38. 38. Question 1.13 The Theft and Recovery of the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966 England. Bletchley demanded a ransom for the theft but later said he was just a middleman. And David Corbett’s dog Pickles is the main protagonist. QUESTION 1.14
  39. 39. Question 1.14 In 1954 Rato Dugonjic, chief ofYugoslav football, decided to motivate his players and promised each one of them a _____ from Italy, worth about $100 at that time, which they could use back home so that they could get around comfortably. Just before their QF against West Germany (Yugoslavia were the favourites), the boss said it’s off. Public back home, still recovering from the war, were angry that the footballers “would play like the bourgeoisie while people at home had to work just to buy bread.” As a result, there was a “depression” in the camp and they lost 0-2 to the Germans. What were they promised, something they never really asked for, that they became public enemy #1 inYugoslavia?
  40. 40. Question 1.14 Vespa scooters (brand name is the keyword. No points for only scooters)
  41. 41. Question 1.14 Last time this “sensitive” issue came up was in 1986. In 2014, because of the greater of people of this kind, the topic was debated and discussed a lot. Of course, footballers and indeed sports persons are used to this every year. Kolo Toure said last year “The first five days are difficult.After that,the body just starts to adapt and you feel really happy.You clean your body as well, and you feel even stronger after _______”. Fill in the blank / what are we talking about?
  42. 42. Question 1.14 Ramadan / Ramzaan during the World Cup
  43. 43. Question 1.15 The protests in Brazil since last year have been centred around how the Brazilian government has funded high class infrastructure for FIFA but has been negligent about basic stuff for its own citizens.This has given rise to a phrase used by the protesters where they demand “we want ____ _________ hospitals”,“we want ____ _________ schools” and so on. Give either the Portuguese phrase or the English translation.
  44. 44. Question 1.15 Padrao FIFA or FIFA Standards / Quality
  45. 45. Question 1.16 In 1973, Gough Whitlam, PM of Australia, launched a campaign which he thought would establish Australia’s independent identity and also serve as a motivational piece. At the same time, the Australian football team began the qualification journey for 1974.Whitlam decided to merge the two – his campaign and the football journey. In 1974 in West Germany, the Socceroos became the first Australian sporting representative to officially follow what practice that was later adopted for all situations nationally in 1984?
  46. 46. Question 1.16 Advance Australia Fair became the anthem to be played for Australian sports representatives instead of God Save The Queen.
  47. 47. Question 1.17 May 13, 1990, this picture flashed across the world. Locally, this act (and all that was going on around) is symbolically seen as the start of the war of independence for the country.The player said “Here I was,a public face prepared to risk his life, career, and everything that fame could have brought,all because of one ideal, one cause; the ________ cause.” Name the player.
  48. 48. Question 1.17 May 13, 1990, this picture flashed across the world. Locally, this act (and all that was going on around) is symbolically seen as the start of the war of independence for the country.The player said “Here I was, a public face prepared to risk his life, career, and everything that fame could have brought, all because of one ideal, one cause; the ________ cause.” Name the player.
  49. 49. Question 1.17 Zvonmir Boban (Dinamo Zagreb and later AC Milan). He turned up for Croatia in 1998.
  50. 50. Question 1.18 Rowan Ricardo Phillip, an English poet, writes in The Paris Review about a particular fixture in the World Cup: In urban planning,cultural studies,and sociology,there’s a concept called _____ _____ invented by Ray Oldenburg.… is an intermediary area to create and foster community—the setting where you hang out and become a regular among regulars—the barbershop or hair salon,the record store, the pub,the bowling alley.In a sense, the _____ _____ game is similar. It’s a kind of setting,a place for the player who made that critical mistake in the semifinal … for the fans who can cheer for their team at this game because they’re still there, and so what else are you going to do? Which fixture is this?
  51. 51. Question 1.18 The Third Place Play- off between the losing semi-finalists
  52. 52. Question 1.19 Name the person who connects these three visuals.
  53. 53. Question 1.19 Name the person who connects these three visuals.
  54. 54. Question 1.19 Name the person who connects these three visuals.
  55. 55. Question 1.19 Name the person who connects these three visuals.
  56. 56. Question 1.19 Albert Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviation pioneer, inventor of the dirigible. Louis Cartier made the first men’s wristwatch for him. The robotic exoskeleton used for the kick off at 2014 opening ceremony was called BRA Santos-Dumont
  57. 57. Question 1.20 This is a clip from a literary program featuring a 2012 book.The title of the book refers to the way people see the role and is a namesake of another book written by Nobel literature laureate who was also a goalkeeper and has written about the alienation and isolation he felt. Name the author (speaking at the end of the clip) and the title of the book. VIDEO 1/1
  58. 58. Question 1.20 This is a clip from a literary program featuring a 2012 book.The title of the book refers to the way people see the role and is a namesake of another book written by Nobel literature laureate who was also a goalkeeper and has written about the alienation and isolation he felt. Name the author (speaking at the end of the clip) and the title of the book. ANSWER (Video deleted)
  59. 59. Question 1.20 The Outsider:A History of the Goalkeeper by Jonathon Wilson Takes material written by Albert Camus, Nabokov and others who wrote about being a goalkeeper. SET 2
  60. 60. Set 2 “Universe” 20 questions on the countries that play the game Aurora overWhitehorse,Yukon NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (via Flickr)
  61. 61. Question 2.1 This stadium, designed by Juan Scasso, the top architect of the country at that time, was commissioned for the World Cup. It was launched on 18th July, the day the first constitution of the country was adopted.The sweeping, gently sloping stands provide great visibility. On one side is the Tower of Homage with two wings which are tributes to two great victories of the host nation. When it was built, it was called the “Temple of Football”. Name this stadium. VISUALS 1/3
  62. 62. Question 2.1 This stadium, designed by Juan Scasso, the top architect of the country at that time, was commissioned for the World Cup. It was launched on 18th July, the day the first constitution of the country was adopted.The sweeping, gently sloping stands provide great visibility. On one side is the Tower of Homage with two wings which are tributes to two great victories of the host nation.When it was built, it was called the “Temple of Football”. Name this stadium. VISUALS 2/3
  63. 63. Question 2.1 This stadium, designed by Juan Scasso, the top architect of the country at that time, was commissioned for the World Cup. It was launched on 18th July, the day the first constitution of the country was adopted.The sweeping, gently sloping stands provide great visibility. On one side is the Tower of Homage with two wings which are tributes to two great victories of the host nation.When it was built, it was called the “Temple of Football”. Name this stadium. VISUALS 3/3
  64. 64. Question 2.1 This stadium, designed by Juan Scasso, the top architect of the country at that time, was commissioned for the World Cup. It was launched on 18th July, the day the first constitution of the country was adopted.The sweeping, gently sloping stands provide great visibility. On one side is the Tower of Homage with two wings which are tributes to two great victories of the host nation.When it was built, it was called the “Temple of Football”. Name this stadium. ANSWER
  65. 65. Question 2.1 This is the Estadio Centenario (Centenary) in Montevideo. Inaugurated on 18th July, 1830 with Uruguay playing Peru, it celebrates 100 years of the Uruguayan constitution QUESTION 2.2
  66. 66. Question 2.2 Back in 1930, the tournament started in July with France opening the tournament with win over Mexico.Two days later, they were up against Argentina who were playing their first game.The Argies came hard at them, as if they held a grudge.The goalkeeper was off the field with a vicious kick (there were no subs at that time) and Lucien Laurent was limping for most of the match after a tackle by Luis Monti. France held on till the 81st minute when Monti scored from a free-kick. In the 84th minute, the French were clear on goal when the whistle blew for full time. So what did the French do the night before that got the Argies all worked up?
  67. 67. Question 2.2 It was 14th July or Bastille Day, the French and their fans were celebrating all night keeping everyone awake.The Argies were very annoyed.
  68. 68. Question 2.3 Leaving aside Uruguay in 1930 and Italy in 1934, which is the only country to be awarded the opportunity to host the World Cup without ever having qualified for it in a previous edition?
  69. 69. Question 2.3 Qatar They still have Russia 2018.
  70. 70. Question 2.4 The historical centre of this city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is named after the post where slaves were tied and whipped. Name this former capital city which was the first slave market in the New World? VISUALS 1/1
  71. 71. Question 2.4 The historical centre of this city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is named after the post where slaves were tied and whipped. Name this former capital city which was the first slave market in the New World? Picture from Doc1.0 (via Flickr) ANSWER
  72. 72. Question 2.4 Salvador de Bahia (one of the venues of the WC2014).The centre is called Pelourinho (from Pelo, post or pillory) QUESTION 2.5
  73. 73. Question 2.5 The Russian team for 2014 had both their home and away kits designed around a central theme.The red home kits had small Russian flag details on their sleeves and one on the back just below the collar with the message “Let’s Go!” (In Russian of course).The white away kits had this elaborate detail on the chest – a blue fading into the white graphic. So what’s the theme, a tribute to a pioneering Soviet personality, the people associated with the personality and their achievements? VISUALS 1/2
  74. 74. Question 2.5 The Russian team for 2014 had both their home and away kits designed around a central theme.The red home kits had small Russian flag details on their sleeves and one on the back just below the collar with the message “Let’s Go!” (In Russian of course).The white away kits had this elaborate detail on the chest – a blue fading into the white graphic. So what’s the theme, a tribute to a pioneering Soviet personality, the people associated with the personality and their achievements? Flag details on the sleeves "пoеxали!“ (Let’s Go!) VISUALS 2/2 HOME KITS
  75. 75. Question 2.5 The Russian team for 2014 had both their home and away kits designed around a central theme.The red home kits had small Russian flag details on their sleeves and one on the back just below the collar with the message “Let’s Go!” (In Russian of course).The white away kits had this elaborate detail on the chest – a blue fading into the white graphic. So what’s the theme, a tribute to a pioneering Soviet personality, the people associated with the personality and their achievements? AWAY KITS Blue and white graphic ANSWER
  76. 76. Question 2.5 The Soviet Kosmonauts led by Yuri Gagarin (All theYellow keywords for points.) Gagarin said “Let’s Go!” as he stepped into the Vostok spacecraft ready for launch. The blue-white graphic is the blue earth as viewed from space (based on Gagarin’s description) QUESTION 2.6
  77. 77. Question 2.6 After qualifying for the World Cup and put in the draw, this country ceased to exist, being annexed by its neighbour which also had qualified.The official record shows a walkover for their opening round opponents. 7 years later, the country became free.The official term for this historical event was used in a derisive sense 44 years later for an infamous incident involving the same two countries.Which country and what term? ANSWER
  78. 78. Question 2.6 Austria / Anschluss 1938, Austria was no more. 1982, the Austria v West Germany agreement which got both of them qualify to the second round at the expense of Algeria QUESTION 2.7
  79. 79. Question 2.7 When the two neighbours were drawn to face each other in the 2nd round, the president of one called the other and suggested that they meet at the side of the river which runs as the border and watch the game together over a drink and cigar. As it turned out, the richer but lesser accomplished nation in football won driving the neighbor into utter depression. For this country, it is the third of their three greatest wins, the first one coming 52 years earlier. Which two neighbouring countries are these or which second round match are we talking about? ANSWER
  80. 80. Question 2.7 USA bt Mexico 2-0 in Korea 2002 There was one thing the Mexicans were better at than the Americans, that was football and now even that was gone. QUESTION 2.8
  81. 81. Question 2.8 Melbourne Knights FC and Footscray JUST (now defunct) had a fierce rivalry in the Victorian leagues in Australia for over 30 years.The rivalries stemmed from the ethnic backgrounds of the respective teams.The Melbourne Knights team, in fact, were originally called Melbourne _______, a direct indicator of their ethnicity. In an interesting incident in 2006, one player, who grew up with the Knights, turned out against Australia and is remembered for strange reasons.What were the ethnicities for both these teams? (two answers expected) ANSWER
  82. 82. Question 2.8 Melbourne Knights were originally Melbourne Croatia. Footscray JUST is Footscray Jugoslav United Soccer Team. The three-yellow-carded Josip Simunic, born in Canberra and grown up in Victoria, switched to play for Croatia. QUESTION 2.9
  83. 83. Question 2.9 In January 2014, FIFA allowed this country to play international friendlies except against certain specified countries. However, it still does not have full member status and cannot participate in FIFA or confederation level tournaments as its independence is not recognized by all the members of the UN. However, it has made its presence felt in 2014 with a number of players who, as children of refugees, have settled, grown up and are now playing for their adopted countries. Here is a selection. Name the country. VISUALS 1/2
  84. 84. Question 2.9 In January 2014, FIFA allowed this country to play international friendlies except against certain specified countries. However, it still does not have full member status and cannot participate in FIFA or confederation level tournaments as its independence is not recognized by all the members of the UN. However, it has made its presence felt in 2014 with a number of players who, as children of refugees, have settled, grown up and are now playing for their adopted countries. Here is a selection. Name the country. Photo: Stu Forster / Getty Images South America VISUALS 2/2
  85. 85. Question 2.9 In January 2014, FIFA allowed this country to play international friendlies except against certain specified countries. However, it still does not have full member status and cannot participate in FIFA or confederation level tournaments as its independence is not recognized by all the members of the UN. However, it has made its presence felt in 2014 with a number of players who, as children of refugees, have settled, grown up and are now playing for their adopted countries. Here is a selection. Name the country. Getty Images ANSWER
  86. 86. Question 2.9 Kosovo Blocked by Serbia from playing official football. Switzerland have five regulars – Shaqiri, Behrami, Dzemaili, Xhaka and Mehmedi from Kosovo QUESTION 2.10
  87. 87. Question 2.10 The third oldest national football association, their golden generation came in the 1950s with a number of players including one who was voted the best ever foreign player for Juventus.They played just one World Cup and reached the quarterfinals where they lost, a match remembered for many reasons. A book on this campaign was written and it was called “When ____ Broke Our Hearts”. Name the team. Fill in the blank. (Two different answers) ANSWER
  88. 88. Question 2.10 Wales in 1958 The book title is “When Pele Broke Our Hearts” 1997, centenary of Juventus, fans voted John Charles, (150 games, 93 goals, 1957-1962) as the best foreign player in their 100 years QUESTION 2.11
  89. 89. Question 2.11 Bob Bradley, father of Michael Bradley, reminisces “The first time I saw the players after <clipped> you could see it in their eyes.They told me how the locker room became a hospital as they were treating the injured fans. Some of the players had fans dying in their arms. Several of them said they would retire from football if this was what it meant, but gradually we spoke to them and helped them through their pain.” Bradley was coaching this team for qualification to Brazil.This country would have been the 14th team at the inaugural World Cup had their connecting boat reached on time. Name the country, their only two appearances in the World Cup have been, funnily, in Italy. ANSWER
  90. 90. Question 2.11 Egypt For the 2014 WC, they reached the African play-offs but lost to Ghana on aggregate. Bradley’s contract was not renewed. QUESTION 2.12
  91. 91. Question 2.12 Slightly cryptic question! In this list of eight, what caused the entries 5-8 to be struck out? Give the missing entity? (Part points available) VISUALS 1/1
  92. 92. Question 2.12 In this list of eight, what caused the entries 5-8 to struck out? Give the missing entity? (Part points available) 1.________ 2.Vina Del Mar 3.Rancagua 4.Arica 5.Talca 6.Concepcion 7.Talcahuano 8.Valdivia ANSWER
  93. 93. Question 2.12 Santiago, capital of Chile These are the host cities of Chile (the top four). The other four cities were severely damaged in the 1960 earthquake had to be dropped from the host cities list. (Part points) QUESTION 2.13
  94. 94. Question 2.13 An island 1/6th the size of Mumbai and a population of under 6000, their only decent football stadium was in the capital in the southern part of the island which was destroyed by a volcano.The entire area is an exclusion zone. Before that Hurricane Hugo in 1989 devastated the island. Between 2000 – 2011 they had a significant claim to fame in the football world. Since then, addition of new countries into the FIFA family and some good work on the pitch has made them just another football team. Name the country.
  95. 95. Question 2.13 Montserrat frequently called the worst team in the world Between 2000 to 2011, they were the bottom ranked country (202 – 206). Since 2011, they have moved up 40 places to 166, above Bangladesh and below Pakistan.
  96. 96. Question 2.14 In May 2007, an emergency cabinet meeting was led by President Evo Morales to discuss what Morales dramatically called “football apartheid”. What was the issue?
  97. 97. Question 2.14 FIFA under pressure from Brazil banned high altitude football matches (specifically above 2500 metres). Effectively, Bolivia could not host any official games as all its major cities were at least 3000 metres and above.
  98. 98. Question 2.15 The Romans founded Arausio in the south of France and named it after the Celtic god. It was described as a mini Rome. Established as a principality, it was under Dutch control for about 200 years till France took it over. How it got the name by which we know is not clear (possibly a colloquialism) but it’s influence in the naming of royal families, imperial colonies, geographical features and even families is immense. A major French company named after the town operated in India in the early ‘00s (noughties). The name of the town had nothing to do with the colour.The word for the colour has origins in Tamil (and other Dravidian languages) and Sanskrit. Name the town.
  99. 99. Question 2.15 Orange. Willem I (the Silent) became the Prince of Orange in 1544 and the word (and colour) has become part of Holland / Netherlands. Oranje is the Dutch name (since the town is part of France)
  100. 100. Question 2.16 Romania, like many other European countries, was uncertain of making the trip to Uruguay. It would take 15 days just to reach Montevideo and then just to play a couple of matches and come back did not seem worth it. All this made the players very concerned about their livelihood. It required King Carol II to intervene and issue a decree to their benefit so that they could travel.What was the concern or what did the King have to do to make them travel?
  101. 101. Question 2.16 As amateurs, they feared they would lose their jobs if they stayed away for so many days. The King had to guarantee that their jobs will be safe.
  102. 102. Question 2.17 On the night of 17th June 1974, they heard news that the rewards that they were promised would not be given.The players refused to play.When they were threatened by their president, they turned up next day but abandoned their normally combative style.The result of the match was not well received. It’s still a record.The president sent his guards over with instructions to not let them come back home if they performed the same way in the next match. In the last match, Mwepu Ilunga decided to show his protest in a more clear and unequivocal manner. Name the president.
  103. 103. Question 2.17 Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire Yugoslavia beat Zaire 9-0 (which along with Hungary’s 10-1 win over El Salvador) is the highest winning margin
  104. 104. Question 2.18 In October 2005, by defeating Sudan 3-1 in Omdurman (Sudan), this country secured their berth in Germany at the expense of Cameroon. It was their first ever World Cup and there were scenes of great celebration all around.Then in the dressing room, with cameras beaming their singing and dancing back home, the captain picked up the microphone and addressed the nation.Within a week, he achieved something that people all the way up to Kofi Annan had failed to do.Who was the captain and what did he and his team achieve?
  105. 105. Question 2.18 Didier Drogba who called for a cease-fire in the Ivorian Civil War which was on for over 5 years. "I have won many trophies in my time but nothing will ever top helping win the battle for peace in my country. I am so proud because today in the Ivory Coast we do not need a piece of silverware to celebrate."
  106. 106. Question 2.19 In October 1993, needing a win to qualify for the 1994 World Cup, Japan who were favourites to qualify ended their match with Iraq 2-2 with Iraq scoring a goal in stoppage time. In a simultaneous game also in Doha, South Korea beat North Korea 3-0 and with this their goal difference jumped above Japan and they were able to qualify along with Saudi Arabia.The Japanese till date call it Doha no higeki (The Tragedy of Doha).What do the South Koreans call it?
  107. 107. Question 2.19 The Miracle of Doha
  108. 108. Question 2.20 In October 2007, the bottom of the pile Asian teams (including India who lost to Lebanon 3-6 on aggregate) began their qualification journey for the 2010 WC. Palestine was drawn against Singapore. A home game for Palestine, it was played in Qatar for security reasons. Palestine lost 0-4.The away game was twenty days later. But Palestine did not turn up. Despite appeals to consider their extreme circumstances, FIFA awarded the match to Singapore with the default score of 3-0.What were the “extreme circumstances”?
  109. 109. Question 2.20 Palestinian players from Gaza and West Bank were denied exit visas by Israel.The team couldn’t leave the Holy Land.
  110. 110. Set 3 “4-4-2” 20 questions on events on the football pitch “Has The 4-4-2 become old fashioned?” 2008,arsenalcolumn.co.uk
  111. 111. Question 3.1 This ever increasing “club” has, as of date, 12 members, the 12th one joining in the 2014 edition. Adalbert Desu of Romania did it first in 1930. Bernard Lacombe did it in the opening match of the 1978 tournament.Three people ended up in the losing team – the first one was Arne Nyberg of Sweden in 1938 when his team lost to Hungary 5-1.These two pictures are of the other two people.What “club” / achievement is this? VISUALS 1/2
  112. 112. Question 3.1 This ever increasing “club” has, as of date, 12 members, the 12th one joining in the 2014 edition. Adalbert Desu of Romania did it first in 1930. Bernard Lacombe did it in the opening match of the 1978 tournament.Three people ended up in the losing team – the first one was Arne Nyberg of Sweden in 1938 when his team lost to Hungary 5-1. These two pictures are of the other two people.What “club” / achievement is this? VISUALS 1/2
  113. 113. Question 3.1 This ever increasing “club” has, as of date, 12 members, the 12th one joining in the 2014 edition. Adalbert Desu of Romania did it first in 1930. Bernard Lacombe did it in the opening match of the 1978 tournament.Three people ended up in the losing team – the first one was Arne Nyberg of Sweden in 1938 when his team lost to Hungary 5-1. These two pictures are of the other two people.What “club” / achievement is this? ANSWER
  114. 114. Question 3.1 Goals scored under 1 minute. Vaclav Masek of CZE scored in 16 seconds, the second fastest ever, v MEX in 1962. But MEX won 3-1. Park Seung-jin scored in 59 seconds against POR in 1966.
  115. 115. Question 3.2 The first of the four England-Brazil meetings happened in 1958.The English team were severely hit with the loss of players like Duncan Edwards.They went into the tournament low on strikers but strong in defence. Brazil had an exciting young striker who sat in the bench, making his debut in the next match.What happened for the first time in the history of the WC in this England – Brazil game, contrary to all the pre-match hope of an exciting game? ANSWER
  116. 116. Question 3.2 The first ever 0-0 draw in WC. Since then, England have lost all the matches, the last one in 2002 ended David Seaman’s career.
  117. 117. Question 3.3 The perpetrator, who was later called _____ (animal in the visual) as a nickname, later regretted it, apologized to the player and said that he was mentally disturbed as his personal life was going through some strife.The victim was quick to accept the apology and move on.Which infamous incident is this? VISUALS 1/1
  118. 118. Question 3.3 The perpetrator, who was later called _____ (animal in the visual) as a nickname, later regretted it, apologized to the player and said that he was mentally disturbed as his personal life was going through some strife.The victim was quick to accept the apology and move on.Which infamous incident is this? Photograph: Mattias Klum / National Geographic ANSWER
  119. 119. Question 3.3 Frank Rijkard spitting, like a llama, on Rudi Völler in 1990
  120. 120. Question 3.4 These are some memorable scenes at the end of the match – the opponents congratulating undoubtedly the best player of the match. But what happened just prior to these scenes for the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup? VIDEO 1/1
  121. 121. Question 3.4 These are some memorable scenes at the end of the match – the opponents congratulating undoubtedly the best player of the match. But what happened just prior to these scenes for the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup? ANSWER(Video deleted)
  122. 122. Question 3.4 The first golden goal in World Cups, scored by Laurent Blanc in 1998 against Paraguay in the 1/8 round.
  123. 123. Question 3.5 Argentina v Nigeria. Final of a tournament. In the 50th minute, Pierluigi Collina, impressed with an Argentinian dive, awarded a penalty. Hernan Crespo scored and ARG were 2-1. Daniel Amokachi equalized a few minutes later. Then, in the 90th minute, Amunike, who was in an offside position which the referee’s assistant missed, got the ball, scored a famous winner for the Africans. 12 years later, Argentina squared it 1-0 with an Angel Di Maria winner.Which match is this? ANSWER
  124. 124. Question 3.5 1996 Atlanta Olympics Gold Medal Match (2008, ARG beat NGA for the gold)
  125. 125. Question 3.6 Data Interpretation!!!! This is a diagram from a research paper “A Potential Function Approach to the Flow of Play in Soccer” published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports by David R Brillinger, Statistics Department, UC Berkeley. The four players shown are some key people involved.What does the diagram depict? VISUALS 1/1
  126. 126. Question 3.6 This is a diagram from a research paper “A Potential Function Approach to the Flow of Play in Soccer” published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports by David R Brillinger, Statistics Department, UC Berkeley. The four players shown are some key people involved. What does the diagram depict? ANSWER
  127. 127. Question 3.6 Argentina’s 25 pass goal scored by Cambiasso against Serbia in 2006
  128. 128. Question 3.7 Football writers call it “The Ultimate Consolation Goal”.The overdone celebration by the goal scorer was, as he later reminisced, more to do with the civil war and tattered economy back home than with the result of the match. Name the player and the match. VISUALS 1/1
  129. 129. Question 3.7 Football writers call it “The Ultimate Consolation Goal”.The overdone celebration by the goal scorer was, as he later reminisced, more to do with the civil war and tattered economy back home than with the result of the match. Name the player and the match. ANSWER(Video Deleted)
  130. 130. Question 3.7 Luis Ramirez Zapata for El Salvador 1982, Hungary 10 – 1 El Salvador, biggest margin of victory / defeat ever in a WC
  131. 131. Question 3.8 Antonio Rattin of Argentina, probably the best midfielder of that time, had no idea why the FIFA officials and the police were on the field and escorting him off.The German referee Rudolf Kreitlein said that he did not like the way Rattin was looking at him.The media reported “violence of the tongue” even though the two people did not speak each other’s language. Rattin said he was merely trying to signal for an interpreter.The Argies still call it “the theft of the century”. Name the FIFA official who decided that this language problem had to be solved and what was the solution? VISUALS 1/1
  132. 132. Question 3.8 Antonio Rattin of Argentina,probably the best midfielder of that time, had no idea why the FIFA officials and the police were on the field and escorting him off.The German referee Rudolf Kreitlein said that he did not like the way Rattin was looking at him.The media reported “violence of the tongue” even though the two people did not speak each other’s language. Rattin said he was merely trying to signal for an interpreter.The Argies still call it “the theft of the century”. Name the FIFA official who decided that this language problem had to be solved and what was the solution? ANSWER
  133. 133. Question 3.8 Ken Aston. He introduced coloured cards (red and yellow) so that it neutralized the language problem.
  134. 134. Question 3.9 Science and Sports, or Scorts! (alternatively Spience!) (southern Indian quiz fraternities might find this an interesting mix!) Watch this video from the Royal Institution and tell me what incident is the egghead describing using a simple bouncy ball physics experiment? VIDEO 1/1
  135. 135. Question 3.9 Watch this video from the Royal Institution and tell me what incident is the egghead describing using a simple bouncy ball physics experiment? (Video Deleted)
  136. 136. Question 3.9 Frank Lampard’s ghost goal / disallowed goal against Germany. The point being that if the referee knew his physics, he would have known it was goal. No need for expensive goal-line technology
  137. 137. Question 3.10 Taken as an assistant in Klinsmann’s USMNT coaching team, who is this guy who, 20 years ago on US Independence Day, was the only world class resistance that US could give to their opponents? His efforts were restricted to the first half because of what infamous act by one of his opponents? ANSWER
  138. 138. Question 3.10 Taken as an assistant in Klinsmann’s USMNT coaching team, who is this guy who, 20 years ago on US Independence Day, was the only world class resistance that US could give to their opponents? His efforts were restricted to the first half because of what infamous act by one of his opponents?
  139. 139. Question 3.10 Tab Ramos whose skull was broken by the elbow of Leonardo of Brazil.
  140. 140. Question 3.11 This picture captures a major moment for this nation in their very first World Cup game which ended in a shock win for them.They might be minnows but their record shows two entries to the knock out stages. Name the player and country. VISUALS 1/1
  141. 141. Question 3.11 This picture captures a major moment for this nation in their very first World Cup game which ended in a shock win for them.They might be minnows but their record shows two entries to the knock out stages. Name the player and country. ANSWER
  142. 142. Question 3.11 Juan Cayasso of Costa Rica scoring the winner against Scotland in 1990.
  143. 143. Question 3.12 Despite the new rules, Non-Aggression Pacts in the final set of group matches can never be really eliminated.This is an example of one “pact” that was signed 10 minutes from the end.The teams ran down the clock without actually stopping play. Reviewing this match (and indeed the rest of the tournament), FIFA brought two new rules.The first one said a win will be worth 3 points (instead of 2).What was the other based mostly on this match? VIDEO 1/1
  144. 144. Question 3.12 Despite the new rules, Non- Aggression Pacts in the final set of group matches can never be really eliminated.This is an example of one “pact” that was signed 10 minutes from the end.The teams ran down the clock without actually stopping play. Reviewing this match (and indeed the rest of the tournament), FIFA brought two new rules.The first one said a win will be worth 3 points (instead of 2). What was the other based mostly on this match? ANSWER(Video Deleted)
  145. 145. Question 3.12 The goal keeper back pass rule (goal keeper cannot collect the ball in his hands)
  146. 146. Question 3.13 When Alessandro Del Piero moved to Sydney FC in August 2012, he famously said “I am Australian for the next two years.” Soon enough, a press hack asked him about an incident in 2006 and Del Piero smiled and said “It was almost the end of the game, everyone was tired,you can blame it on the wind.”What specific incident was he / the interviewer referring to? ANSWER
  147. 147. Question 3.13 Italy’s stoppage time penalty to knock out Australia 1-0 in the round of 16 in 2006. Fabio Grosso had clearly dived. Del Piero converted the penalty. (Full points for answers which contain the keywords in yellow)
  148. 148. Question 3.14 Clive Thomas, a 77 year old Welshman, has, in recent times, been quite vocal about the quality of British referees. He criticized Howard Webb for not penalizing De Jong in the 2010 final. Couple of years ago, in the EPL, he even said “I’ve lost faith in referees.I think refs are missing things.”“I was far better than modern refs.British referees were better than they are today.” he added. Taking a skeleton from the closet, in 1978,Thomas called a decision which, technically, was correct but the officiousness left a bad taste for everyone. What did he do?
  149. 149. Question 3.14 Blew for full-time even as Zico was heading the ball into the net (against Sweden).The goal was not allowed. He could have called it off and not given the corenr or he could have waited for a fraction of a second more.
  150. 150. Question 3.15 The stadium goes silent. Frank Beckenbauer goes up to the referee and says “You are an Englishman.”.What had just happened?
  151. 151. Question 3.15 The penalty for Netherlands in the very first minute in the 1974 WC Final. It was also the first penalty in a WC final. Jack Taylor was the referee.
  152. 152. Question 3.16 While the team ended up losing, this goal that they scored is remembered for two reasons – one, it was the first ever goal for this team in the World Cup. What is the other reason, the end of a streak of sorts?
  153. 153. Question 3.16 While the team ended up losing, this goal that they scored is remembered for two reasons – one, it was the first ever goal for this team in the World Cup. What is the other reason concerning the end of a streak of sorts? ANSWER(Video Deleted)
  154. 154. Question 3.16 Dino Zoff, Italian goalkeeper, till that goal, had played 1143 minutes without conceding a single goal, a record for longest clean sheet streak at that time. (Accept answers which have both Zoff and a description of the record)
  155. 155. Question 3.17 This has been a World Cup for goal keepers. In 1930, France versus Chile, Alexis Thepot*, the French goalkeeper, saved a shot from Guillermo Saavedra.What did Saavedra do for the first time and what did Alexis Thepot do for the first time? (Two answers) * Thepot pronounced Thay-po. French after all. ANSWER
  156. 156. Question 3.17 Saavedra* – first penalty in the WC Alexis Thepot – first goalkeeper to save a penalty France however lost 0-1 Wiki says Carlos Vidal, couple of sports records archives say Saavedra. (Anyway name doesn’t matter)
  157. 157. Question 3.18 It’s name comes from the fact that the earliest known instance was in 1924 when the Argie, Cesareo Onzari, scored against the Olympic champion Uruguay, a significant feat by itself.The great Lev Yashin was embarrassed by it when Marcus Coll put one in which helped Colombia draw 4-4 against the Soviets in 1962, the only instance of it in the WC. Megan Rapinoe (US) is the only one, male or female, to do it at an Olympic Games.What kind of a goal is this? (Either give the term or describe using 2-3 keywords)
  158. 158. Question 3.18 Olympic Goal / Olympic Kick / Scoring a goal directly from a corner kick. Credit to the goal scorer but embarrassing for the goalchi. In modern times, Beckham, Forlan, Henry and Ronaldinho have such goals in their name.
  159. 159. Question 3.19 In a WC qualification match in 1977, Scotland played Wales. In a melee for the ball between the Scottish forward and Welsh defender, the referee blew for a penalty which was converted. Scotland won the game and qualified for the WC. However, there was some controversy about that penalty and the Scottish player, nicknamed “braveheart”, was given a phrase by the Tartan Army for his part in the controversy. A variation of the phrase would be heard a lot 9 years later.Who was the Scottish forward and what was the phrase?
  160. 160. Question 3.19 “The Hand of Joe” of Joe “Jaws” Jordan (who has scored 4 goals for Scotland, the highest, in WC – he has also scored in three different WC) The referee blew for handling the ball. However, evidence shows it was Jordan who handled it and not the Welsh defender against whom the penalty was awarded.
  161. 161. Question 3.20 The Guardian report of this World Cup qualifier match on April 11th 2001 began like this: Take the worst football team in the world, ban 19 of their squad for having the wrong passports,stop under-20s from deputising because of school exams and watch ___ _______ ______ Which match is this which contributed to the title of a 2014 book on football focusing on the smaller countries and their World Cup qualification records? ANSWER
  162. 162. Question 3.20 Australia 31 – American Samoa 0 (the biggest victory / worst defeat in international football)
  163. 163. Set 4 “People” 20 questions on all the people who have been and are part of the World Cup
  164. 164. Question 4.1 The top English speaking goal scorer in 1982, in an intimidating match against the hosts (and the Paraguayan referee), with this 49th minute poke against the hosts, earned a lot of hate when he went to play club football in that country. Name him.
  165. 165. Question 4.1 The top English speaking goal scorer in 1982, in an intimidating match against the hosts (and the Paraguayan referee), with this 49th minute poke, against the hosts earned a lot of hate when he went to play club football in that country. Name him. (Video Deleted)
  166. 166. Question 4.1 Gerry Armstrong of Northern Ireland – the Spanish football pundit. Scored a winning goal against Spain in 1982.Was heckled when he played for Real Mallorca
  167. 167. Question 4.2 The Italian teams of the 1950s were pretty mediocre for various reasons. Both in 1950 and in 1954, they did not advance beyond the group stage.The only person with some spark was their goalkeeper, Giorgio Ghezzi, who seemed to have a “Act now think later” attitude. He would rush onto the advancing forwards and dive onto the ball. Often he would miss and get kicked in the process. His teammates and coaches, both club and country, tried to get him to be more cautious as there were no substitutions allowed and there were no good replacements either. So what nickname, picked up by Europeans after the WW2, was given to Ghezzi?
  168. 168. Question 4.2 “Kamikaze”
  169. 169. Question 4.3 Best Young Player, Best Foreign Player (Belgian League) and Best Player, this lad set up the first goal for Algeria scored by Rabah Madjer in their historic shock 2-1 win on debut over West Germany. Legend goes that a famous player, as a youngster, in order to impress his friends, boasted that he was a cousin of this player.Who is this player?
  170. 170. Question 4.3 Best Young Player, Best Foreign Player (Belgian League) and Best Player, this lad set up the first goal for Algeria scored by Rabah Madjer in their historic shock 2-1 win on debut over West Germany. A famous player once as a youngster, in order to impress his friends, boasted that he was a cousin of this player.Who is this player? (just surname is enough)
  171. 171. Question 4.3 Djamel Zidane
  172. 172. Question 4.4 In the years before his death, suffering from depression and related illnesses, he was often seen roaming aimlessly like a mad man and crapping in the bushes on the sidewalks of his city. But this post-goal celebration remains an iconic picture for World Cup fans. Name the player.
  173. 173. Question 4.4 In the years before his death, suffering from depression and related illnesses, he was often seen roaming aimlessly like a mad man and crapping in the bushes on the sidewalks of his city. But this post-goal celebration remains an iconic picture for World Cup fans. Name the player.
  174. 174. Question 4.4 Rashid Yekini, top goal scorer for Nigeria, scored their first goal in World Cup history in 1994 against Bulgaria
  175. 175. Question 4.5 A Polish history on his father’s side and a child of the Kiowa tribe on his mother’s side, his tribal name, tattooed on his body, is Bau Daigh “warrior coming over the hill” but his name on his shirt is misspelt (an extra W) for superstitious reasons. But his big moment was also a moment that will haunt him. He tweets,“I'm gutted to have let down everyone but especially my teammates.It's been an incredible ride but I know this will make me stronger.” Who is this and which “big moment” is this? (No part points)
  176. 176. Question 4.5 Chris Wondolowski missing an open goal in stoppage time against Belgium in the round of 16.
  177. 177. Question 4.6 One of the most delicious sequences in this particular world cup was this final through ball by the midfielder to the centre forward.There were at least 6 of them throughout the tournament.The two of them had crossed each other in their club Reims - the midfielder leaving for Spain, the forward filling up the vacancy. Many years later, the forward was asked whether goal scoring was easier then and he replied that during those days, strikers were not so well protected by referees as they are now. His own career ended soon after due to a broken leg from a tackle. Name the goal scorer and the midfielder. (Video Deleted)
  178. 178. Question 4.6 Just Fontaine and Raymond Kopa of France in the 1958 WC. Fontaine’s record of 13 goals in a single edition is likely to remain forever.
  179. 179. Question 4.7 Father:The all-time top goal scorer for the Soviet Union in World Cups; only one to win the Golden Boot, scoring 4 goals in 1962. Mother: Gold medalist in the Women’s Team All-round gymnastics in 1956 & 1960, bronze medalist in 1956 (portable apparatus – individual). Son: His last match as a referee broke all records for indiscipline. Dropped by FIFA after this. Criticized by Blatter (who later changed his mind but did not apologise), most people agreed that he was enforcing the rules and actually made the right decisions through out the match and it was the teams who should be censured for their ugly plays. Name the son (same as his father) and name the last match he refereed.
  180. 180. Question 4.7 Valentin Valentinovich Ivanov son of Valentin Kozmich Ivanov & Lidiya Invanova He refereed the 2006 “Battle of Nuremberg” (NED v POR) – 16 yellow cards and 4 red cards.
  181. 181. Question 4.8 In the 1930 final, Hector Castro of Uruguay went for a cross and got into a tussle with the Argentinian goalkeeper Juan Botasso.The goalkeeper came out the worse injuring his thigh and had to play the entire second half injured. Probably the most famous World Cupper of his kind, what physical oddity did Hector Castro have which helped him injure Botasso?
  182. 182. Question 4.8 In the 1930 final, Hector Castro of Uruguay went for a cross and got into a tussle with the Argentinian goalkeeper Juan Botasso.The goalkeeper came out the worse injuring his thigh and had to play the entire second half injured. Probably the most famous World Cupper of his kind, what physical oddity did Hector Castro have which helped him injure Botasso?
  183. 183. Question 4.8 He was one-armed, having lost his right hand in an electric saw accident as a child working in his father’s factory. For his footballing prowess, he was called El Divino Manco
  184. 184. Question 4.9 In order to inspire his fellow countryman, who wrote an autobiography in comic book form illustrated by his country’s leading artist Joelle Esso?
  185. 185. Question 4.9 In order to inspire his fellow countryman, who wrote an autobiography in comic book form illustrated by his country’s leading artist Joelle Esso?
  186. 186. Question 4.9 Samuel Eto’o
  187. 187. Question 4.10 Spain’s best performance in the WC prior to the 2010 victory was reaching the final group in 1950.They finished fourth.Their entry into the final round rested on winning the last group game against England.They won 1-0 and the goalscorer called it the “game of the century” and the most important goal of his career amongst the hundreds he had. A six time Pichichi Trophy winner, in what way did the Spanish football fraternity honour the goal scorer in 2006?
  188. 188. Question 4.10 The Zarra Trophy (in honour of Telmo Zarraonandia Montoya) for the highest goalscorer by a Spaniard in La Liga (Pichichi can be given to anyone)
  189. 189. Question 4.11 While he retired from professional club football in 2010, his international career was curtailed in 1993 because FIFA does not allow convicted people to be selected. His crime, officially, was profiting from kidnapping activities while unofficially, it is believed that it was an act of vindictiveness by the authorities who were chasing the person in the picture and people associated with him.The other guy was a regular patron (and protector?) of the footballers and when he was murdered in 1993, things changed. Name the player. Name the other guy (in the picture). (No Part Points)
  190. 190. Question 4.11 While he retired from professional club football in 2010, his international career was curtailed in 1993 because FIFA does not allow convicted people to be selected. His crime, officially, was profiting from kidnapping activities while unofficially, it is believed that it was an act of vindictiveness by the authorities who were chasing the person in the picture and people associated with him. The other guy was a regular patron (and protector?) of the footballers and when he was murdered in 1993, things changed. Name the player. Name the other guy (in the picture). (No Part Points)
  191. 191. Question 4.11 Rene Higuita (El Loco) Pablo Escobar (the other Escobar) The Colombian drug lord had private football matches in his prison complex featuring Higuita,Valderama and even Andres Escobar.
  192. 192. Question 4.12 Back in the late 1970s – 1980s as a little boy, there was not much live football on television, only highlights from Germany and England. From that he picked up Glenn Hoddle as his idol. In his official biography, he says, “I’m not sure why, but the thing that always interested me most was controlling the ball, especially when it was in the air. I wasn’t interested in dribbling or doing tricks or scoring goals. Control.That was my thing. … I loved the way he (Glenn Hoddle) plucked the ball out of the air and controlled it. Instant control. His touch was perfect.” Who?
  193. 193. Question 4.12 Dennis Bergkamp
  194. 194. Question 4.13 19th July 1966, at the Wembley Stadium, as the match ended 0-0, Antonio Carbajal of Mexico kissed the two goal posts and then walked into the dressing room having just played his last international. His achievement in World Cup history remained his own till 1998 when an European sweeper joined him. In 2013, an European goalkeeper also joined this list.What achievement is this?
  195. 195. Question 4.13 Playing in 5 World Cups Carbajal – 1950 till 1966 Lothar Mathaus – 1982 till 1998 Gianluigi Buffon – 1998 till 2014
  196. 196. Question 4.14 In 1994, these two people created an unusual pair. One on the left received a red card and holds a record on that count. So what’s the significance between these two?
  197. 197. Question 4.14 In 1994, these two people created an unusual pair. One on the left received a red card and holds a record on that count. So what’s the significance between these two?
  198. 198. Question 4.14 The biggest age difference in any team. Roger Milla 42 and 35 days, Rigobert Song 17 and 358 days = 24 years and 42 days (one full generation)
  199. 199. Question 4.15 Reminiscing that embarrassing moment, he, a solid midfielder, said that he was never ashamed about it. He was dummied by a star who was at the peak of his career and at the level at which the star was playing, the same embarrassment could have happened to anyone. He was just lucky it was him and that because of that incident, he would also be “preserved in amber as part of the most magical moments in sport”. For the record, in spite of all the artistry of the star and the star’s team, the match ended 0-0, the only match in that world cup where the star’s team did not score a goal.Which magical moment is this and who is this midfielder who suffered?
  200. 200. Question 4.15 The Cruyff Turn in 1974 where Johann Cruyff turned around Jan Olsson (of Sweden) and left him for the dead.
  201. 201. Question 4.16 Guillermo Stabile, the first Golden Boot winner, scored 8 goals in 4 matches in the 1930 World Cup. Based on his performances, he was signed up by Genoa. What feat that he achieved in his international debut did he repeat when he debuted for the club against Bologna?
  202. 202. Question 4.16 Hat trick on debut Interestingly, Stabile played just 4 games for Argentina, all 4 in the 1930 WC. His teammates remember him as a selfish ball hogger.
  203. 203. Question 4.17 In 1982, Poland faced Italy twice, in the group stages and in the semi-finals. The group match ended in a draw 0-0 and the semi-final went Italy’s way 2-0 with Rossi scoring both the goals. For Poland, their star was Zbigniew Boniek. Facing the likes of the legendary Scirea and the brutal Claudio Gentile, as he later admitted, Boniek faced, what I would call, the Arjuna Dilemma. And Poland possibly suffered because of that. Post the World Cup, Boniek had a remarkable career and was nicknamed Bello di Notte (Beauty at Night) by his club owner. So what was the Arjuna Dilemma that he faced?
  204. 204. Question 4.17 Boniek had just signed up with Juventus where Scirea, Gentile and other Italians played. He was extremely scared to score or dribble past them lest they cause problems later in the season.
  205. 205. Question 4.18 Before each match, the coach would show the players pictures of devastation back home. It seemed to spur them on. In the final against the opponent whom they had never beaten in 25 matches, the captain said “For some strange reason, I just didn't feel like we could lose.”The captain’s contribution, a last minute equalizer, in the final was crucial as they went on to win on penalties. Name the captain who has something which the person standing alongside does not have yet (this might change on Sunday night).
  206. 206. Question 4.18 Before each match, the coach would show the players pictures of devastation back home. It seemed to spur them on. In the final against the opponent whom they had never beaten in 25 matches, the captain said “For some strange reason, I just didn't feel like we could lose.” The captain’s contribution, a last minute equalizer, in the final was crucial as they went on to win on penalties. Name the captain who has something which the person standing alongside does not have yet (this might change on Sunday night).
  207. 207. Question 4.18 Homare Sawa, captain of the Japanese team, which won the 2011 Women’s World Cup. She won the 2011 Ballon d’Or as well.
  208. 208. Question 4.19 They are watching their far more skillful little brother turn out for a friendly in Paris as he prepares for the World Cup.The older brothers, twins, themselves served their country in the qualification stages but were up against a far superior Egyptian team who won all the group games and advanced to the play-offs. Just give me the common surname of all the three brothers.
  209. 209. Question 4.19 They are watching their far more skillful little brother turn out for a friendly in Paris as he prepares for the World Cup.The older brothers, twins, themselves served their country in the qualification stages but were up against a far superior Egyptian team who won all the group games and advanced to the play-offs. Just give me the common surname of all the three brothers. Photographer: Franck Fife
  210. 210. Question 4.19 Pogba Florentin and Mathias chose to play for Guinea, their country of birth. Paul, born in France, chose to play for France
  211. 211. Question 4.20 Colombia’s Millonarios played a friendly against Real Madrid and whipped them 4-2.The performance of one player triggered a confrontation between four clubs – two in Spain (who wanted him) and two in Argentina (who shared his playing rights). If Cristiano Ronaldo scores 40 more goals for Real, who will he surpass and become the second highest goal scorer ever, behind Raul?
  212. 212. Question 4.20 Alfredo Di Stefano, who for various reasons never played in the World Cup
  213. 213. Set 5 “Stoppage Time” 20 random questions to round it all up
  214. 214. Question 5.1 Which is the only country to have qualified for the World Cup but has never played a single game?
  215. 215. Question 5.1 India
  216. 216. Question 5.2 What information does this bar chart represent?
  217. 217. Question 5.2 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 1930 1934 1938 1950 1954 1958 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014
  218. 218. Question 5.2 Number of countries making their World Cup debut arranged by each tournament where they appeared first Bosnia is the latest new entrant.
  219. 219. Question 5.3 Which World Cup winning team was a fully amateur team since the country had yet to set up a professional football league? (Answer should be in the format “<country> <world cup year>”)
  220. 220. Question 5.3 West Germany 1954 (The Bundesliga was formed in 1963)
  221. 221. Question 5.4 Waldyr Pereira aka Didi was one of the youngsters who replaced the disgraced players from the 1950 Brazil team. Didi, besides his footballing achievements, contributed two terms (in Brazilian Portuguese) to the world. One term describes the game itself and is a favourite of footballing writers, ad executives and fans.The other term describes the trajectory of the ball when kicked (Didi was a master at creating it as were lots of Brazilians like Zico and Juninho Pernambucano).Today it is more commonly referred to by a fruit whose shape it seems to match. Give the two terms (You can give the English language equivalent terms) (Part points available)
  222. 222. Question 5.4 Joga Bonito / The Beautiful Game Folha Seca / Falling leaf (aka banana kick in modern times)
  223. 223. Question 5.5 This sumptuous goal was scored Peruvian legend Teofilo Cubillas who has a tally of 10 goals in 2 World Cups. In the context of recent events, what is the significance of this match?
  224. 224. Question 5.5 This sumptuous goal was scored Peruvian legend Teofilo Cubillas who has a tally of 10 goals in 2 World Cups. In the context of recent events, what is the significance of this match? (Video Deleted)
  225. 225. Question 5.5 The last match that Brazil lost at home. (Before the semi finals this week) This is 1975 Copa America, Peru beat Brazil 3-1 at Bela Horizonte (same venue as the semi final v Germany)
  226. 226. Question 5.6 The poor folks at this venue had to suffer a boring game only to see this traumatic moment at the end. A few years later, the folks at the same venue suffered a similarly boring game.What was their reward at the end, a complete contrast to this?
  227. 227. Question 5.6 The poor folks at this venue had to suffer a boring game only to see this traumatic moment at the end. A few years later, the folks at the same venue suffered a similarly boring game. What was their reward at the end, a complete contrast to this?
  228. 228. Question 5.6 Brandi Chastain scoring the winning penalty for the USA USA beat China PR via penalties to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 1999 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena. Score after extra time was 0-0, like the men.
  229. 229. Question 5.7 Bradford City are the penalty kings of England.They have a streak of 9 consecutive wins, the last one in December 2012 when they knocked out Arsenal in the League Cup.The next day, the club decided to show off their mastery by writing a letter to a person who took,“officially the worst penalty ever” with an invitation to train with them. Bradford explained that the person probably came under a lot of pressure and made a mistake. But, they, who are supreme with the 12 yard kick, would be honoured to share their skills.Who was this person?
  230. 230. Question 5.7 Diana Ross, whose famous penalty at the opening ceremony in Chicago in 1994, is still fondly remembered.
  231. 231. Question 5.8 With FIFA ruling that the Olympic football tournament would be only restricted to amateurs (later u-23), the strongest teams were the communist countries of Eastern Europe where players were part of state-sponsored programs (and were, in effect, paid for playing football). 1952 to 1980, both years included, was a complete domination.Which two countries from the non-communist world, who would go on to host the WC, bookended this phase i.e. they won the gold in 1948 and 1984?
  232. 232. Question 5.8 Sweden (1948) and France (1984)
  233. 233. Question 5.9 An easy question as we near the end. Paying a tribute to one of the greats, which team is this?
  234. 234. Question 5.9 An easy question as we near the end. Paying a tribute to one of the greats, which team is this?
  235. 235. Question 5.9 Benfica where Eusebio played and worked with till the end.
  236. 236. Question 5.10 It has multiple names based on its absolute white colour and it is one of the largest species of its genus. It is the state bird of Quebec. It has a very famous literary representative. Next year, it will have a representative in soccer (why have I used this word? That’s a clue). Name the species.
  237. 237. Question 5.10 It has multiple names based on its absolute white colour and it is one of the largest species of its genus. It is the state bird of Quebec. It has a very famous literary representative. Next year, it will have a representative in soccer (why have I used this word? That’s a clue). Name the species.
  238. 238. Question 5.10 Arctic Owl a.k.a Snowy Owl a.k.a Great White Owl Any one of these three names gets points. No points for only owl.
  239. 239. Question 5.11 What honour do these gentlemen hold in their respective country’s World Cup history? Flavio Amado (2006); Mordecai Spiegler (1970); Ahmad Radhi (1986) and Erwin Sanchez (1994) – not exhaustive list.
  240. 240. Question 5.11 Scorer of the only goal for their country in the World Cup Amado – Angola Sanchez - Bolivia Radhi – Iraq Spiegler - Israel
  241. 241. Question 5.12 The actions of Ferenc Puskas and Jose Santamaria for Spain in 1962 and Jose Altafini for Italy also in 1962 caused an uproar which forced FIFA to issue a rule which covered only the duration of a World Cup (qualification and finals). That rule has since been amended to cover all internationals.What rule is this or what were the controversial actions?
  242. 242. Question 5.12 Playing for two different countries. The three of them played the qualification rounds for one country but chose to play the finals for another.Today, it is far more strict.
  243. 243. Question 5.13 What is common to Giampiero Combi, Dino Zoff and Iker Casillas? (Exhaustive list)
  244. 244. Question 5.13 Goalkeeper captains who lifted the trophy.
  245. 245. Question 5.14 Back home, Byron Moreno received a 20-game ban. He had, without any reason, allowed for 13 minutes of injury time and that allowed the home club to score 2 goals and win the game. Looking for money, Italian TV company RAI invited him to be part of a comedy show where he would have crude songs sung about him, wine thrown over his head, eggs pelted and other things.This was payback for RAI which had lost millions in advertising revenue and blamed Moreno for it. RAI recovered because everyone in Italy wanted to see Moreno disgraced.What had Moreno done?
  246. 246. Question 5.14 Refereed Italy v South Korea in the round of 16 in 2002. In extra time he sent off Totti but ignored Ahn’s elbow knocking Del Piero.The Italians blamed him completely. Italy’s exit hit the TV ratings for RAI.
  247. 247. Question 5.15 Which multiple Oscar winning composer did this tune, the official anthem of the 1978 World Cup in Argentina? (The tune will remind you of some of his legendary tunes)
  248. 248. Question 5.15 Which multiple Oscar winning composer did this tune, the official anthem of the 1978 World Cup in Argentina? (The tune will remind you of some of his legendary tunes) (Video Deleted)
  249. 249. Question 5.15 Ennio Morricone
  250. 250. Question 5.16 Who is this young fellow who likes to throw other young fellows onto the pitch as tactical substitutes?
  251. 251. Question 5.16 Who is this young fellow who likes to throw other young fellows onto the pitch as tactical substitutes?
  252. 252. Question 5.16 Louis Van Gaal
  253. 253. Question 5.17 ________ and ___; Brian and Michael Laudrup; Bonventure and Salomon Kalou. Fill in the blanks (the fact that there is only blank for each is a clue)
  254. 254. Question 5.17 Socrates and Rai Brothers who have scored goals in the World Cup
  255. 255. Question 5.18 The songwriter, after seeing this song become what the Guardian calls the “indiest football anthem of all time”, said: I am honored that the ________ have adopted this song as their own... Nothing is more beautiful than when people embrace a melody and allow it to enter the pantheon of folk music.As a songwriter it is something impossible to plan. Especially in modern times.I love that most people who are chanting it have no idea where it came from.That's folk music Listen to the song and fill in the blank.
  256. 256. Question 5.18 The songwriter, after seeing this song become what the Guardian calls the “indiest football anthem of all time”, said: I am honored that the ________ have adopted this song as their own...Nothing is more beautiful than when people embrace a melody and allow it to enter the pantheon of folk music.As a songwriter it is something impossible to plan.Especially in modern times.I love that most people who are chanting it have no idea where it came from.That's folk music Listen to the song and fill in the blank. (Video Deleted)
  257. 257. Question 5.18 Italians (unofficial anthem of Italy in 2006)
  258. 258. Question 5.19 What is unique about these two footballers with respect to a certain list?
  259. 259. Question 5.19 What is unique about these two footballers with respect to a certain list?
  260. 260. Question 5.19 What is unique about these two footballers with respect to a certain list?
  261. 261. Question 5.19 Only two women in the FIFA 125 Greatest Living Footballers (chosen by Pele) Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers (also FIFA Player of the Century) (Also only two USA soccer players in the list)
  262. 262. Question 5.20 It was a national campaign to create a new identity for the football team which reflected their country in every way. Alydr Garcia Schlee, an 18 year old newspaper illustrator, made a design whose simplicity and harmony got him the first prize. But today, he says: “Perhaps I feel a little guilty, actually, for creating something that is not as pure as it was once, something that now is about money” What iconic design did Schlee create in the 1950s?
  263. 263. Question 5.20 The Brazil Yellow- Green shirt (and the full design) After making over 100 options, he settled on the yellow one.

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