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FIFA World Cup Knowledge

Can you answer these questions about the history of the FIFA World Cup?
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First submittedJune 26, 2018
Last updatedJune 29, 2018
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Who is the only player to win three World Cups?
Pelé
Who gained infamy for biting an opponent in the 2014 tournament?
Luis Suárez
Who has the most goals in World Cup history?
Miroslav Klose
Who is Brazil's leading goalscorer?
Ronaldo
What nation hosted and won the first World Cup?
Uruguay
Who was sent off from the 2006 final after head-butting an opponent?
Zinedine Zidane
Who scored the "Goal of the Century" against England in the 1986 World Cup?
Diego Maradona
What body part did that player use to score another goal in that same game?
His Hand
What is the nickname of England's team?
The Three Lions
What is the nickname of France's team?
Les Bleus
What is the nickname of Australia's team?
The Socceroos
What country became, in 2018, the least populous country to ever play in the World Cup?
Iceland
Germany's team is often called "Die Mannschaft". What does that mean in English?
The Team
What country's team are known as the Super Eagles?
Nigeria's
What was the score of Germany's trouncing of Brazil in the 2014 semi-final?
7-1
Who scored the winning goal in the 2014 final?
Mario Götze
What Frenchman scored 13 goals in just 6 matches in the 1958 tournament?
Just Fontaine
What Dutch player received the Golden Ball as player of the tournament in 1974?
Johan Cruyff
Who is the captain of England's 2018 squad?
Harry Kane
What award is given to the tournament's leading goalscorer?
Golden Boot
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level 76
Jun 26, 2018
I don't know any German, but the word looks to be pronounced "man shaft." There's really only one obvious answer. It wasn't the right answer, but I stand by it.
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level 70
Jun 27, 2018
You will be pleased to learn that the word Schaft describes narrow, elongated objects, such as scapes, sheaths, and stalks.
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level 61
Jun 28, 2018
Mann is indeed the German word for man but it's pronounced more like the mon in money. And Schaft is indeed the German word for shaft but again it's pronounced differently: More like the shuff in shuffle and then add the t. If that makes any sense whatsoever.
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level 67
Jun 27, 2018
Good quiz. A bit more flexibility for the spelling of the winning goal scorer in 2014 possibly. Took me a few attempts to get it.
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level 63
Jun 27, 2018
Please accept Goetze for Götze.
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level 55
Jun 28, 2018
I second this. The most accurate way of transcribing the German "ö" into English is with "oe".
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level ∞
Jun 28, 2018
Okay
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level 82
Jun 27, 2018
Great quiz, thank you.
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level 82
Jun 27, 2018
Should really accept "crew" for Mannschaft. (And squad if you don't already.) It's also a valid translation.
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level 52
Jun 28, 2018
Or Squad.
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level 65
Jun 28, 2018
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89quipe_de_France_de_football If you go to French Wikipedia, you will see that their team is also called Les Tricolores, which is what I tried, but wasn't accepted.
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level 52
Jun 28, 2018
2nd that!
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level 49
Jun 28, 2018
Mexico's team is more commonly known as "el tri" for their 3 colors
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level 54
Jun 29, 2018
I'm French, we say way more often "les Bleus" or "Allez les Bleus!" (Let's go Blues!) than "les tricolores". In fact we nickname all our national sport teams "les Bleus"...
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level 67
Jun 28, 2018
Hia hand? I've never seen that one...did it count?
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level 62
Jun 28, 2018
Yes. It is known as "the hand of God".
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level 37
Jun 29, 2018
It counted because the referee did not see it. It became infamously called "the hand of God" afterwards. Fortunately for him Maradona also scored the "goal of the century" during the same game !
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level 56
Jul 1, 2018
My friend needed a bone marrow transplant and fortunately, a match was found in Argentina. Thank you Diego Marrow Donor.
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level 54
Jun 28, 2018
The question about Zidane is wrong. It must have been : Who scored two unforgetable goals against Brazil in 1998 ?
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level 68
Jun 28, 2018
I've forgotten those goals. There are many fantastic goals every world cup. But head butts, there's only this one.
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level 62
Jun 28, 2018
Van Persie's goal against Spain in 2010. That was neat.
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level 75
Apr 15, 2019
Seulement si vous êtes Français vous vous souviendrez de ces buts.
But a headbutt... and in the Final! (and his final game!)... That an image for eternity!
(Let's be honest, it's the first thing anyone remember about Zidane. Next thing is the goal against Leverkusen)
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level 56
Jun 28, 2018
The "aussie" team are also called "matildas"
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level 49
Mar 22, 2019
No that's the women's team only
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level 65
Jun 28, 2018
How is the nicknames of the teams "World Cup knowledge"?
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level 69
Jun 28, 2018
FIFA Brains.
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level 47
Jun 28, 2018
Maradona's goal is more often called the Hand of God. That was the most blatant cheating I've ever seen in an organized sporting event. Everyone saw it except the refs. I'd hardly justify that awful sportsmanship by calling it the Goal of the Century.
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level 68
Jun 28, 2018
You are confusing goals. In this match, Maradona scored two goals. One of them was the "Hand of God" (an awful cheat), and the other was the "Goal of the Century" (probably the best goal in any World Cup so far)
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level 68
Jun 28, 2018
It clearly states that the Hand of God goal was the other goal aside from the Goal of the Century. The GotC was Maradona's solo run from beyond the center line, passing four opponent players including the keeper. It was his second goal only minutes after the shambolic one.
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level 55
Jun 28, 2018
Please accept Cruijff for Johan Cruyff, Cruijff is actually spelled with "ij", rather than y. Its a combination of letters only The Netherlands uses.
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level ∞
Jun 29, 2018
Cruijff will work now
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level 55
Jun 28, 2018
The french team is usually called equipe tricolore
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level 54
Jun 29, 2018
Nope, I'm French and we never say "équipe tricolore". Sometimes "les tricolores", but way, way more often "Les Bleus"...
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level ∞
Jun 29, 2018
Thanks for that. I thought so too but as an American I wasn't 100% sure.
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level 63
Jun 28, 2018
100%!!! YES!