Quiz 53 - World Cup - Answers

Back to the World Cup for this quiz.
You won't get question 9 right but 7,8 or 9 right
would be brilliant.
And 5 is still the pass mark!

So let's see if you are going to be a World Cup winner....



Diego Maradona scored his 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup finals. Who was the England goalkeeper who conceded the goal?
Peter Shilton


At the 2014 World Cup finals one match finished with a 7-1 scoreline - who were the two countries involved?
One of the most amazing of World Cup results - Germany beat hosts Brazil 7-1


Name the person, pictured alongside, who managed Scotland at the 1978 World Cup finals.

Ally McLeod


In 1986 which British player was top goalscorer at the World Cup finals?
Gary Lineker (with 6 goals)



Which one of the following three statements is false?

Northern Ireland qualified for the World Cup finals in 1958 but withdrew because they were expected to play on a Sunday!
False - they did play in the finals but did come close to withdrawing until the Irish FA changed a rule which prevented their players playing on the Sabbath.

India qualified for the World Cup finals in 1950 but withdrew giving the reason they were not being allowed to play in the competition in bare feet.
True - just think what would have happened to their metatarsals!

Scotland qualified for the World Cup finals in 1950 but withdrew because they finished second in their qualifying group after having said they would only go if they finished top of the group!
True - the Home international championship (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales) was used as a qualifying group with the top two going through - but Scotland declined because they finished second.



Which country beat England twice at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia?
Belgium - in the group stages and the 3rd/4th place match


Name the mascot, pictured right, that was used at the 1994 World Cup finals in the USA.
Striker the dog

8. Who was the 'Black Pearl' who was the leading goalscorer at the 1966 World Cup finals in England?
Eusebio of Portugal



What was the proper name (so not the bloody nuisance!) of the horn that we all constantly heard at the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa?


The 1986 World Cup finals were played in Mexico but which country had originally been awarded the tournament before dropping out because of financial difficulties?

Click for more Quizzes




"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!

For dozens more hilarious 'foot-in-mouth' quotes click on Colemanballs

Web footballsite.co.uk