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 Quiz 19 - World Cup Special

1. In 1872, two countries participated in what was the first official International Match. Which two countries were they? -  England and Scotland

2.  What was the name of the FIFA President who instigated the World Cup in 1928 and for whom the first trophy was named? - Jules Rimet

3. What pre World Cup tournament that used individual teams from countries and not the nation sides themselves was called 'The first World Cup' in 1914? - Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy

4.  How many teams played in the very first World Cup in 1930? - 13

5 What was the qualification criterion for the World Cup in 1930? - There was none, invitation only

6 Guillermo Stabile was the top scorer in 1930 for which country? - Argentina

7 Who were the runners up in the 1934 World Cup? - Czechoslovakia

8 In 1934, Italy were the hosts of the World Cup, but what did they still have to do to play in that year’s tournament on their home turf? - Qualify!

9 Which African side were the first to represent that continent in the 1934 World Cup? - Egypt

10 France failed to do what in the 1938 finals that previous hosts of the Finals managed to do? - Win the trophy as hosts

11 Because of the Anschluss in 1938, which qualified country could not take part in the World Cup that year? - Austria

12 Which two countries applied to host the cancelled World Cup in 1942? - Germany and Brazil

13 Brazil played in what colour shirts during the World Cups up to 1950? - White

14 Who was England's captain for the very first World Cup finals that the country qualified for in 1950? - Billy Wright

15 Which country that qualified in 1950 failed to make another appearance in the World Cup Finals until 1990? - USA

16 What was different about the 1950 World Cup Final? - It was won by Uruguay, who had won the inaugural competition in 1930, clinching the cup by beating the hosts Brazil 2-1 in the deciding match of the four-team final group (this was the only tournament not decided by a one-match final). It was also the first tournament where the trophy was referred to as the Jules Rimet Cup, to mark the 25th anniversary of Jules Rimet's presidency of FIFA.

17 The USA beat England by what score in the 1950 Finals? - 1-0

18 From a media point of view, what was special about the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland? - It was the first televised

19 What was The Miracle of Bern in 1954? - It's how the West German win was described against Hungary, as they came back to win 3-2 after going 2-0 down

20 England were knocked out in 1954 4-2 by which past World Cup winner? - Uruguay

21 1958 for the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland was special. Why? - All 4 'home nations' qualified for the first and only time.

22 Which precocious 17 year old star made his debut on the world stage in 1958? - Pele

23 Israel won their group in 1958 despite not playing a game. Why? - All 3 opponents, Turkey, Indonesia and Sudan, withdrew from the competition

24 Which home nation side qualified for the knock out rounds in 1958? - Wales

25 A disaster effected Chile's preparations to host the World Cup in 1962. What was it? - An earthquake with a force of 9.5

26 How many cities were used in Chile to stage the 1962 World Cup? - Just Four

27 Where did Chile finish in the World Cup that year? - Third

28 In 1966, which country was banned from competing, until 1992, due to anti-discrimination rules? - South Africa

29 North Korea were the first what to reach the Quarter Finals in the 1966 World Cup? - The first Asian team

30 Eusebio won what accolade playing for Portugal in 1966? - Top Scorer with 9 goals 

31 Which whole continent withdrew their teams after being offered just one place in the Finals? - The African Continent

32 England's Wayne Rooney was sent off in the Portugal Quarter Final game. Was his sending off in the first half, second half, or extra time? - Second half, 62nd minute

33 Wembley and which other stadium held the Semi Finals in 1966? - Goodison Park (Everton)

34 After 90 minutes in the Final, what was the score between England and West Germany? - Two all

35 Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick for England in the Final, but who scored the other goal? - Martin Peters

36 They think it's all over was the famous commentary prior to Hurst scoring his third goal. Who said it? - Kenneth Wolstenholme

37 What injury did Franz Beckenbauer play-on with in the semi finals of the 1970 tournament? - A broken arm

38 Brazil achieved a record in 1970. What was it? - First team to win trophy 3 times

39 Which famous English referee made his World Cup debut in 1970? - Jack Taylor

40 To fit in with European TV schedules, what time did the majority of the matches (Mexico 1970) start at? - Noon



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