Quiz 42 - World Cup - Answers

10 correct
You are definitely a World Cup winner!

7, 8 or 9 correct
So did you get question 5 wrong?

4, 5 or 6 correct
Well done

1, 2 or 3 correct
You're probably Scottish so know nothing about the World Cup!

0 correct
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In November 1993 England conceded one of their most embarrassing World Cup goals when David Gualtieri scored against them less than 10 seconds from the kick off. That was in a qualifying match against which country?
San Marino - England went on to win 7-1 but didn't get to the 1994 finals tournament


Who was sent off in the 2006 World Cup final when he famously head-butted Italian Marco Materazzi?
Zinedine Zidane of France


Who is the player - pictured right - who scored 10 goals in the 1970 World Cup finals to help his country reach 3rd place in the competition?

Gerd Muller of West Germany


Who was the 17-year-old who played for Northern Ireland in the 1982 World Cup finals?
Norman Whiteside


If 2006 World Cup winner Simone Perrotta of Italy had played for the country of his birth rather than Italy who would he have played for?
England - he was born in Ashton-under-Lyne and lived in England until he was six years old when his Italian parents returned to Italy.



Name any of the three opponents England faced in the Group stage of the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan & Korea.
Argentina, Nigeria, Sweden. England beat Argentina and drew with Nigeria and Sweden to qualify for the knock-out stages.


Name the mascot (pictured alongside) that was used at the 1966 World Cup finals in England.
World Cup Willie

8. Name the Port Vale fan who sang a song or two as part of the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
Robbie Williams



Why did the referee delay the start of the 1974 World Cup final?
Because he noticed that the corner flags had not been put into place


Which country reached the World Cup Final in both 1974 and 1978 but were beaten on both occasions?


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"You can't say my team aren't winners. They've proved that by finishing fourth, third and second in the past three seasons."
Gerard Houllier, showing that Liverpool weren’t winners!

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