FIFA World Cup answers

June 21, 2010 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted last week on the FIFA World Cup.

How did you do? Get to the final or out in the first round?

  1. The first World Cup finals took place in Uruguay. 13 teams took part, how many of these were European? A> Four
  2. What was the first country to win the World Cup twice? A> Italy
  3. Six of the seven nations that have won the World Cup did so at least once at home. Which is the odd one out? A> Brazil
  4. Which player has the record for the most goals at a single World Cup finals? A> Juste Fontaine (France)
  5. Hungary, Netherlands and which other country share an unfortunate record of reaching the final twice, but losing both times? A> Czechoslovakia
  6. The USA has blown hot and cold at the World Cup. What is their best finish? A> Semi-finalists
  7. How many goals have Ireland scored at the World Cup finals (excluding penalty shootouts)? A> 10
  8. There have been two World Cup trophies. What was the first of these called? A> Jules Rimet trophy
  9. There World Cup was suspended for 12 years because of World War II. Which two years should have seen finals take place? A> 1942 and 1946
  10. Hungary hold the record for the most goals scored (10) in a game at the World Cup finals. In which year? A> 1982
  11. Following the 1950 tournament Brazil changed the colour of their strip to yellow from what? A> White
  12. Only three players have scored in the final of different World Cups. Pelé, Zinedine Zidane and who? A> Paul Breitner (W. Germany)
  13. In which year was the first ever match decided by a penalty-shootout at a World Cup finals? A> 1982
  14. Who are the only country to have been eliminated from the World Cup Finals without conceding a goal in the tournament? A> Switzerland
  15. Finally, what word links the “Wizard of Oz” with the top goal-scorer in the 1990 World Cup finals? A> The word is: Toto.

Now, let’s get back to watching some football!

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