Footballet 2010 - Prelims

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Footballet 2010 - Prelims

  1. 1. Greycells World Cup Football Open Quiz 2010<br />
  2. 2. Each question carries one point<br />NB: Question Nos – 4,10,16,20,25,29 are starred and will be considered in case of a tie. <br />
  3. 3. 1) Name the former World Cup Winner who was in his country’s squad for the 2002 World Cup. He was confined to the bench for the entire tournament but still managed to receive a Red card for cursing at the referee from the bench in his country’s match against Sweden<br />
  4. 4. 2) Which national Football team is nicknamed “Les Elephants”?<br />
  5. 5. 3) "I told myself before the game, 'he's made of skin and bones just like everyone else' — but I was wrong." This is a famous quote by the Italian defender Tarcisio Burgnich during the 1970 World Cup about whom?<br />
  6. 6. 4) Who was selected as coach of the century by FIFA in 1999? After the despair of 1974, his belated reward came in 1988 when his team won a major trophy.<br />
  7. 7. 5) Which famous Goal Keeper was nicknamed “Uomo Ragno” (Spider-Man) due to his goalkeeping skills, especially his agility? Clue – he currently coaches Saudi Arabian Football club Al-Nassr<br />
  8. 8. 6) Which is the only Indian company to be an official FIFA partner for the 2010 World Cup<br />
  9. 9. 7) Which famous film starring Michael Caine & Sylvester Stallone had some scenes shot at the Stade Olympique de Colombes in Paris which hosted the final of the 1938 World Cup between Italy & Hungary?<br />
  10. 10. 8) If the Hungarian team of Puscas was called “Magical Magyars” which national team was known by nickname “Wunderteam”? Clue - they were managed by Hugo Meisl?<br />
  11. 11. 9) Some of his novels include ‘PANAPATHRATHINTE KAMUKI’, ‘NEELATHADAKAM’, ‘AMBILICHOLA’ and ‘THURANKAM’ published in Malayala Manorama weekly. He also appeared in a Malayalam movie film with Prem Nazir titled FOOTBALL CHAMPION, released in 1972. Later he was accredited for World Cup in 1982 at Spain and covered it for Malayala Manorama daily. So far he has covered six football World Cups - Spain 1982, Mexico 1986, Italy 1990, France 1998, Korea-Japan 2002 and Germany 2006 as a freelance soccer journalist directly accredited by FIFA. Who?<br />
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  13. 13. 10) As per FIFA’s requirements all 32 teams were required to name their 30 member provisional squads before May 11th 2010 and the final squad of 23 players must be submitted by 1st June 2010. Now as per the provisional list there are only 2 teams in which all the players are playing for clubs in their home country only. One is England and their coach is an Italian, Fabio Capello. Which is the only other team whose players ply their trade in their home country and their Coach too is a native.<br />
  14. 14. 11)1994 – Questra, 1998 – Tricolore, 2002 – Fevernova, 2006 - +Teamgeist, 2010 - ???<br />
  15. 15. 12) Which country’s famous Football team played in the 1984 Nehru Cup in Calcutta as a preparation for the 1986 World Cup? In one of the matches the Indian team valiantly fought them while going down 1-0 in a goal scored in the 88th minute of regular time. The famous coach of this team was ordered off the bench into the stands for repeatedly questioning the referee’s decisions.<br />
  16. 16. 13) Whose confessions: "To be honest, I wasn't too good at football. Cricket was my first love and when I made scores for my boys’ team I dreamed of being the next Border. "Like the great man I was a left-handed batsman and wanted to play in the Ashes and win it for Australia."<br />
  17. 17. 14) Which was the fourth team of Group 3 along with Sweden, Italy and Paraguay in the 1950 World Cup?<br />
  18. 18. 15) Before Zidane in 98, who scored the last field goal in a World Cup Final?<br />
  19. 19. 16) He became the first League referee to wear the black uniform with white trim which became the standard for referees. Later he introduced bright Yellow linesmen's flags in place of the pennants in the colours of the home team which had been used before. He is best known for refereeing the notorious Battle of Santiago, the match between Chile and Italy in the 1962. His most notable contribution to the game is use of Yellow card for a caution and a Red card for an expulsion. His other contributions include practice of naming a substitute referee and the number board for substitutes, so that players could easily understand who was being substituted. Identify the Englishman who also served in British Indian Army.<br />
  20. 20. 17) Who is the only Indian to be appointed Match commissioner for a World Cup match? He officiated the Spain vs Tunisia match in the 2006 World Cup at Stuttgart, Germany. Clue – AXN, FTV.<br />
  21. 21. 18) He was born on June 16, 1994. He was fathered by Andries Odendaal. Who?<br />
  22. 22. 19) Nicknamed "The Bull of the Bosphorus", he currently holds the record for the fastest goal in World Cup History when he netted one in 10.8 seconds in a match against South Korea in the 2002 World Cup. Who is this striker, he has played for clubs like Inter Milan, Parma, Blackburn Rovers etc.<br />
  23. 23. 20) Identify this famous coach who was affectionately known as Il Vecchio Maestro (The Old Master) is the only coach ever to win 2 World Cups.<br />
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  25. 25. 21) Identify this famous stadium in Michigan. This was the venue of first ever indoor World Cup game when USA Played Switzerland in the 1994 World Cup.<br />
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  27. 27. 22) In the movie Asterix at the Olympic Games, Who played the role of Numerodix (means number ten), an Egyptian who invents football?<br />
  28. 28. 23) Which two teams fought the infamous “Battle of Berne” in the 1954 World Cup?<br />
  29. 29. 24) Which chart topping song released in 1977 was selected as the official theme song for 1994 FIFA World Cup? <br />
  30. 30. 25) Known for his political leaning towards left, he caused a major uproar when he accepted an offer of 150,000 Deutsche Marks from a cosmetics company to shave off his fluffy full beard, used their fragrance and advertised for the company. Identify this footballer who is one among 4 people to score in 2 finals<br />
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  32. 32. 26) Identify the player on the Right<br />
  33. 33. 27) In 1970 who became the first person to win the World Cup as both player and Coach? He won it as a player in 1958.<br />
  34. 34. 28) In the 2002 World Cup which Bayern Munich star was sent home by his coach Berti Vogts for inappropriately gesturing to the Fans after being substituted in the match against South Korea.<br />
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  36. 36. 29) Name this Goal keeper who is best remembered for his appearance at the 1978 FIFA World Cup in a match against Poland, when he ran all the way to the opposition half and fouled Grzegorz Lato, receiving a yellow card in the process. He was born in Argentina but played for Peru. He also conceded 6 goals in the match against Argentina which facilitated their advance to the next round.<br />
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  38. 38. 30) He made his last professional appearance for his club on 27 May 2008 at the Salt Lake Stadium (Yuvabharati Krirangam), Kolkata in a friendly against Mohun Bagan. Who is this footballer who is also a recipient of the Adidas Golden Ball for the best player in a World Cup?<br />
  39. 39. NB: Question Nos – 4,10,16,20,25,29 are starred and will be considered in case of a tie. <br />

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