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The Professor’s World Cup XI: It’s about England and Uruguay

| 17.06.2014

1. Which two South American nations has David Beckham scored trademark free kicks against at previous World Cups?


2. Name the former Chelsea player who missed a penalty in England’s 1998 second round shootout with Argentina.


3. Can you name the three members of Uruguay’s squad who played in the Premier League last season?


4. Who was the Argentina defender that conceded a penalty against England at the 2002 World Cup for a foul on Michael Owen?


5. What was the score when England played Uruguay at the 1966 World Cup?


6. Guess the player: This former Inter Milan favourite, who also had loan spells with Venezia and Torino, played and scored for Uruguay against Senegal at the 2002 World Cup. He also spent time in Greece before heading home, where he is currently still playing at the ripe old age of 38!


7. Argentina and England traded penalties in the opening half of their 1998 World Cup classic – can you name the respective scorers?


8. What has been the most frequent scoreline when England have played South American opposition at a World Cup finals?


9. Which member of Uruguay’s 2002 World Cup squad retired from the game in 2006 after a short spell with Portsmouth in the Premier League?


10. Can you name the Uruguayan Primera Division side that shares its name with a Premier League club?


11. Identify the penalty-scoring Uruguayan in this picture

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM:  Birmingham City's Walter Pandiani (L) sends goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek (C) of Liverpool the wrong way to score from the penalty spot during the Premiership match at St. Andrews in Birmingham 12 February 2005. AFP PHOTO Adrian DENNIS No telcos, website uses subject to subscription of a license with FAPL on www.faplweb.com   (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)


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