P.S ( No Cheating , Answers at bottom of the Page )
1. Who won the first World Cup ?
2. What year was the first World Cup held ?
3. Which country holds the Most World Cup Titles ?
4. Where was the first World Cup held ?
5. Which country has been beaten the most times in the final ? (Hint:: Lost 3 times)
6. Which country is the only one to have played in every World Cup ?
7. What type of animal was the 1966 World Cup Mascot ?
8. Which 40yr old captained the 1982 World Cup Winners ?
9. Which country won the World Cup in 1998 ?
10. Robert Prosinecki is the last person to hold this honor, What is it ?
11. Who is the only person that has won 4 World Cup Medals
12. Which player, in the 1986 World Cup, scored a goal with his head and “The hand of god”?
13. How many countries have actually won the World Cup ?
14. Where was the 2006 World Cup held ?
15. Which team in 2002 beat Samoa 31-0, but failed to qualify for the World Cup ?
16. How many countries competed in the first World Cup?
17. Who was the oldest player ever to play in the World Cup ?
18. Who was the youngest player ever to play in the World Cup ?
19. How fast was the quickest goal ever scored in a World Cup game ?
20. How many times has the host country won the World Cup ?
WORLD CUP TRIVIA ANSWERS
3. Brazil (5 times) 1958,1962,1970,1994,2002
5. West Germany (1966,1982,1986)
8. Dino Zoff
9. France Defeated Brazil 3-0
10. Last Player to play for two separate countries in World Cup Finals (Yugoslavia 1990 & Croatia 1998)
11. Zagallo. 2 times as a player (Sweden ’58 & Chile ’62) 1 as Coach (Mexico ’70) & 1 as assistant coach (USA ’94)
12. Maradona, Argentina
13. Seven (Brazil 5 times) (Italy 3 times)(Germany 3 times)(Uruguay 2 times)(Argentina 2 times)(England 1 time)(France 1 time)
16. Thirteen. (Argentina, Chile, Yugoslavia, Uruguay, USA, Paraguay, Bolivia, Mexico, Romania, Belgium, France, Brazil & Peru)
17. Roger Milla 1994 (Camaroon) 42yrs & 39days old. Last World Cup game against Russia
18. Norman Whiteside (Northern Ireland) 17yrs & 41 days. Against Yugoslavia in 1982
19. It was the 11th second when Hakan Sukur scored the quickest goal in World Cup history in Turkey’s 3-2 win over South Korea to claim third place in Soccer World Cup 2002.
20. Six (6)
WORLD CUP FUN FACTS
• Bora Milutinovic coached in every tournament between 1986 and 2002 – but for different teams: Mexico, Costa Rica, USA, Nigeria and China.
• Two players have scored in four successive finals tournaments? Both Pele of Brazil and Uwe Seeler of West Germany have scored in the finals of 1958, 1962, 1966 & 1970.
• The most common surname of World Cup players is Gonzalez or Gonzales. The most common score in a World Cup finals match is 1-0.
• Hungary holds the record for the highest scoring beatings – beating El Salvador 10-1 in 1982 and South Korea 9-0 in 1954.
• The highest attendance at a World Cup match was 199,854 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janerio for the 1950 decider between Uraguay and Brazil.
• Shirt swapping was once officially prohibited in 1986 because FIFA did not want players to ‘bare their chests’ on the field.
• No European team has won a World Cup played outside of Europe.
• Five teams have been unbeaten but not the champions in the same finals. Those unbeaten teams are: Scotland in 1974 (1 win, 2 draws), Brazil in 1978 (4 wins, 3 draws), England in 1982 (3 wins, 2 draws), Cameroon in 1982 (3 draws), Belgium in 1998 (3 draws).
• Players first wore numbered shirts in World Cup finals during the 1938 finals in France
• Only two continents have won the World Cup, Europe with eight wins and South America with nine. No African or Central/North American or Asian team has ever won the World Cup.
• The official 2010 World Cup Mascot is named Zakumi.
• Zakumi is a humanized leopard with green hair.
• The top all-time World Cup scorer was a Frenchman. In 1958, Just Fontaine of France scored a whopping 13 goals during the tournament.
• 12 is the highest number of goals scored in a single World Cup match, by Austria and Switzerland (7-5) in 1954.
• Latest goal was scored by Alessandro Del Piero of Italy, in their semifinal match against Germany in 2006 after 121 minutes.
• First player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match was United States’ Bert Patenaude who did this against Paraguay in the first round of the 1930 World Cup.
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