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FIFA World Cup Top 4 Positions

Name the countries who came 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Men's FIFA World Cup.
  • Some of these countries no longer exist
  • For the Summer and Winter Olympics versions.
  • Quiz by relessness - Mar 12, 2016
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(70)
OK, I know I messed up by trying Russia and not Soviet Union. But why in the world would I try England? UK didn't work so I moved on. England is not a country. Please explain!!
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May 26, 2012
(46)
Beacuse in football/soccer England, Scotland and Wales all have separate teams.
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May 27, 2012
(46)
and Northern Ireland
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Jun 11, 2012
(68)
Though maybe they would do better if they amalgamated!
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Jul 16, 2014
(24)
The only difference that would make is that Gareth Bale would be playing for the "UK National (But Not Really National) Team."
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Nov 22, 2014
(60)
Like the old Soviet hockey teams (and, presumably, other sports as well). Officially representing the entire USSR, but almost all the players were Russians.
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Nov 6, 2016
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Of course it is a country. Are you for real??
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May 31, 2012
(66)
It's not a country, it is however one of the participants in the World cup.
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Apr 16, 2014
(14)
of course its a country????????????
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Jul 21, 2014
(66)
Well, no, it's not. It's a regional division of the UK, their equivalent of a US State or a German Bundesland. The fact that they happen to call it "country" is meaningless to the argument.
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Mar 11, 2015
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Sovereignity is not necessery to be a country. So yes, a subdevision also can be a country, as long as it is a consistent entity on a certain level.
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Mar 24, 2016
(66)
Actually, yes, in any meaningful sense, sovereignty is necessary to constitute a country. Now, you are free to choose to call any part of your (actual) country "country". You can even call your backyard a "country" if you'd like. That doesn't mean that other people have to recognise it.
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Jun 10, 2016
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Sorry, but that is just not true. What entity defines it that way? The popular definition is the Three-Element-Definition of Georg Jellinek, UN and USA follows it. There is no need to be recognised or sovereign to be a country, as long as it has Territory, legal population and legal government. England, Bavaria, Nevada have those. They're not sovereign though. You could call your backyard Country. You could also call your country Backyard. Doesn't matter. England is a country, but a country that transferred some of it's power to a higher legal entity. same goes with Germany (Bundesrepublik - Republic as an union of different countrys). I don't understand your resisten, though. There are no further implications of accepting, that not every country is a sovereign state.
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Sep 24, 2016
(34)
I think it's a difference in language. Where I am, it sounds wrong for England to be a country.
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Oct 23, 2016
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what are you on about!???? that's abusing england
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Jun 8, 2012
(18)
thats why in the last world cup- the USA played 'England' not UK.
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Jan 19, 2013
(33)
and your a nob
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Nov 1, 2013
(17)
you're* noob*
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Jul 15, 2014
(24)
He meant to say nob...
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Nov 22, 2014
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nob? man that's harsh
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Mar 9, 2015
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How can you not think england isnt a country? Of course it is!! the UK is a Sovereign state made up for 4 countries
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Jun 3, 2014
(66)
You can call your regions countries if you'd like, but that doesn't mean anyone has to recognise them as such. Guess what "Bundesland" means in German? It means "federal country", yet you see no Bavarians or people from Schlewsig-Holstein bitching around.
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Mar 11, 2015
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Arron is absolutely right. The UK is a STATE, which is what misinformed people call a country. There are 196 states in the world. China, Russia, and USA are STATES. The UK is comprised of four countries, not states.
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May 26, 2015
(66)
The UK is a country, which is the equivalent of a sovereign state, that happens to call its regional divisions "countries". It's absolutely free to do so, just as the rest of the world is free to ignore their torturing their own language. By the way, by your logic, Germany is made up of 16 countries.
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Aug 18, 2015
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dunking Gandalf, no Germany doesn't have 16 countries, its like St, Vincent and the grenadines, it has many countries but it is one sovereign state
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May 19, 2017
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There are more teams recognized by FIFA that are not officially countries, many oversea territories also have their own team, like islands in the Caribbean, the Faroe islands and Gibraltar.
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Jul 15, 2014
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England is not a country, it's part of the UK. Except in sports like the World Cup when it is a country. Except in the Olympic Games when it's part of Great Britian. Except in the Commonwealth Games when it IS a country again!
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Jun 8, 2015
(66)
You could go on like that: for instance, while in football, Northern Ireland and Ireland are two separate team, in rugby union, Ireland and Northern Ireland play together as "Ireland", which you could say makes them a country made up of a country and a part of another country.
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Jun 10, 2016
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I agree with Larry, But if The UK was a sovreign state than there would be 199 Countries in the world.
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Apr 10, 2017
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England is a country the UK are united countries(Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland)
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Apr 25, 2017
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There is a problem in 1954: Uruguay finish 4th.
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Jun 7, 2012
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ah, 1930. American soccer was all downhill from there.
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Jun 8, 2012
(34)
But it's on the rise!!!!!
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Jul 15, 2014
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so, hungary came 2nd and 4th in 1954 did they?
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Jun 8, 2012
(51)
They had Puskás.
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Apr 27, 2014
(51)
Exactly.
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Aug 31, 2014
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It is legitimately confusing that England, Scotland and Wales are countries but not sovereign states- I don't think anyone claiming "England is not a country" is having a go. I still don't know if Russia et al were considered countries during the time of the Soviet Union.
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Jun 25, 2012
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The USSR maintained the political fiction that Belarus and Ukraine were both separate, associated states alongside the USSR and claimed seats at the UN for them. At the end of the war, the US and Britain let that slide. However, the USSR definitely stamped on anything even remotely nationalist so it's not like they were ever going to get their own footie teams...
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Feb 28, 2014
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England is a territorial subdivision of the UK. In the US, subdivisions are called States, in France it's régions and départements, in Germany it's Länder (which, coincidentally, means "countries"), and in the UK it's countries. That does not make it a country in any kind of internationally acceptable sense. Otherwise, Delaware is a country. They do however compete in World cups, so as long as they don't show up on "country" quizzes, I'm fine.
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Apr 16, 2014
(15)
This might help kids; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNu8XDBSn10
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Jun 25, 2012
(77)
That may be the best treatment of the subject I've seen in a LONG time.
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Mar 15, 2013
(56)
CGP Grey FTW. also check out his netherlands vs holland
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Jul 15, 2014
(61)
100 % with 2: 00 left. G-d I love football.
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Dec 23, 2012
(34)
2:01 HAHA
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Dec 17, 2013
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2:58
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Jul 15, 2014
(51)
03:43 first try after a long time.
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Jul 16, 2014
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Got them all except Bulgaria, first try :D I think Russia should count as USSR though, and Germany as West Germany
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Feb 5, 2013
(64)
Czech Republic should work for Czechoslovakia. Sort of feel the same about Germany working for West Germany.
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Feb 6, 2013
(52)
Czech Republic and Slovakia are part of what was once Czechoslovakia. They are not the same. The team which competed in the World Cup was Czechoslovakia. Similiarly West Germany and East Germany played as different teams before the countries united and became a single Germany.
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Apr 1, 2013
(66)
Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia is debatable, because the former actually split up in two countries, however, the Germany one is NOT. The Federal Republic of Germany (aka "Germany") is still the same state it was in 1974, the only difference being that five Länder have been added. If you go by that logic, the USA became a different State in 1959 when Hawaii was added.
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Apr 16, 2014
(34)
I would agree with it at least working for 'Czech',,, it is just pedantic to not allow it
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Oct 17, 2014
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3:51 remaining Forgot Bulgaria for a bit, :/
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May 7, 2013
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miss West Germany... I tried East Germany (of course it isn't good answer) Today Germany (BRD) is the same as West Germany in past (BRD)... I think Germany was created in 1949 and in 1990 Germany (BRD) absorbed DDR, so West Germany is still Germany... Could you accept this?
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May 29, 2013
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You most definitely SHOULD accept this. The name of the country is Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), and it hasn't changed since 1949.
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Apr 16, 2014
(71)
Semantics all you want...the basic distinction is this - It was Germany until WWII, then East/West Germany until the wall came down in 1989/1990, then it was Germany again. The official name of the country doesn't really matter in this nor any other quiz on this site. The answers are, have always been, and will forever be the common name of the country.
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Jun 6, 2014
(66)
West Germany IS Germany. It's not a matter of semantics, it's a matter of always having been the same state. The state got territorially amputated after World War II, and got some of its former territories (which were, in the meantime, know as "East Germany") back in 1990.
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Jul 17, 2014
(12)
west germany should just be germany.
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May 31, 2013
(14)
freaking south korea great quiz though!
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Jul 2, 2013
(13)
23/25 turkey and czechoslovakia caught me out
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Aug 6, 2013
(36)
I hate yugoslavia
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Nov 28, 2013
(34)
I don't
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Dec 17, 2013
(66)
"West Germany" is not, and never was a country. It was called Bundesrepublik Deutschland, or Federal Republic of Germany, and it is still called that. Between 1949 and 1990, there was also the Germand Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik), which dissolved in 1990 when its component States joined the Federal Republic.
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Mar 6, 2014
This might be the most pedantic comment ever on JetPunk. That's like say "Mexico" isn't a country because it's official name is "Estados Unidos Mexicanos".
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Mar 6, 2014
(66)
It's not a matter of being pedantic - you're trying to say that "Germany" and "West Germany" are two different states, when they are not. If Mexico suddenly called itself "Republica de Mexico" instead of "Estados Unidos de Mexico", it would still be Mexico. So Germany is still Germany.
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Apr 16, 2014
(66)
http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/players/countries/country=ger/index.html
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Apr 16, 2014
(66)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FIFA_World_Cup_finals
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Apr 16, 2014
(66)
Wikipedia and the official FIFA website list Germany as having won three world cups, played in six finals, and some of its greatest players being Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer and Sepp Maier. How come only you don't consider these "German" but "West German" ?
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Apr 16, 2014
(69)
Where's your dumb comment here about this being intentionally misleading? A bit sexist, are we, drunkengandalf?
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Jul 13, 2015
(46)
You are absolutely right kalbahamut, I have updated the quiz instructions to include the gender.
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Mar 12, 2016
(66)
Why does kalbahamut get to be a dick to everyone? Is this some special rule that only applies to him?
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Jun 10, 2016
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Failed. Stupid Netherlands, Chile, Uruguay,(it was the only winner i missed) Belgium, Poland, and Austria. :(
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Mar 16, 2014
(51)
23/25. Forgot Chile and Czechoslovakia.
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Apr 27, 2014
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1930 We from Yugoslavia have movie about that,name of movie is "Montevideo,bog te video" You should watch it.
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Apr 29, 2014
(40)
Ako bi razumeli :D If they would understand :D
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Jun 22, 2014
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100% done!!! Good quizz!!!
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Apr 29, 2014
(38)
Tomorrow you have to update!
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Jul 12, 2014
(69)
won't even bother saying it this time...
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Jul 15, 2014
(68)
need to work on retention, dude
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Jul 15, 2014
(51)
4:05 left ;)
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Jul 16, 2014
(66)
This is one of those irritating quizzes that I take every couple of months and while over time I have gotten every one, I have never gotten 100% as each time I forget one or two. Today it was Poland.
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Jul 16, 2014
(39)
all but turkey :(
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Jul 19, 2014
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I forgot Croatia :(
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Jul 22, 2014
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Damn it Oranje! If Argentina can make it twice and 3 runners, so can you!
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Feb 24, 2015
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I guess most people don't know czechchoslovakia and yugoslavia. Makes sense, both cause serbia, montenegro, bosnia & herzegovina, macedonia, kosovo (Not even in fifa) czech rep. and slovakia don't do that well, and cause they separated into those countries a long time ago.
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Apr 12, 2015
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South Korea, only won I didn't know
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Jun 16, 2015
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One
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Jun 16, 2015
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You should accept Korea for South Korea. Obviously I'm not talking about North Korea...
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Jun 20, 2015
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South Korea 4th I guess miracles do happen
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Jul 17, 2015
(17)
YES.
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Jul 19, 2015
(68)
If blatant gifts from the referees count as miracles... both Italy and Spain lost to South Korea after some awful refereeing against them.
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Oct 23, 2016
(45)
Mexico has never won or placed. Wow.
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Oct 29, 2015
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Got 18 but I was too busy dying of laughter at all the Americans claiming that England isn't a country. Next they'll be telling us Canada and Mexico are states of America.
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Dec 24, 2015
(58)
But Canada and Mexico are sovereign states in the Americas!
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Jan 4, 2016
(34)
I'm dying of laughter that you think they ARE countries
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Jun 17, 2016
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You give West Germany and Germany when typing Germany, but you don't cede Czechoslovakia when typing Czech Republic--change one (I don't care which) to maintain consistency.
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Feb 16, 2016
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Got them all eventually, nearly slipped up on Yugoslavia simply because it doesn't exist anymore!
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Feb 19, 2016
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my inability to spell czechoslovakia and stupidly just typing 'korea' instead of south korea stopped me from getting 100%
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Mar 13, 2016
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finished in last 10 seconds!!!!!!!!!! could not remember usa but I thought of my lucky countries
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Sep 26, 2016
(34)
I typed in Czech Republic and Slovakia, I wouldn't have thought to type in Czechoslovakia even though it might have been obvious.
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Oct 23, 2016
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I missed Spain...my dad is from Spain =/
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Nov 3, 2016
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100% 3:43 left
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Dec 28, 2016
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As far as I know, I see two arguments here. 1. Did the USA finish 3rd or 4th in the 1930 WC? 2. Is England a country? 1. Officially, FIFA states that the USA finished 3rd in that cup. 2. England is not a country. It is part of the UK. But they still have a separate soccer team, just like Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
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Jan 27, 2017
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Yugoslavia you dog! You almost got me, but not today! 2:06 remaining on the clock. Got 'em all baby yeah!
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Feb 5, 2017
(40)
86% of people knew USA was third / fourth in 1930 and only 63% of people knew Hungary? :)
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Feb 5, 2017
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25 out of 25! Spent a good couple of minutes trying to remember the last one- Bulgaria in '94 with Stoichkov. Great quiz!
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Mar 27, 2017
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