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The Professor’s World Cup XI: Quarter Final Quiz Special – answers

| 01.07.2014

1. Which of the current quarter-final line-up at the World Cup have never got this far in the competition before?

Costa Rica and Colombia


2. How many of the quarter-finals in 2010 went to a penalty shootout?

1 – Uruguay vs Ghana


3. Name the infamous goalkeeper that knocked Patrick Battison out in a 1982 World Cup clash between West Germany and France?

Harald Schumacher


4. Name the three African nations that have previously reached the quarter-final stage

Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana


5. When did France last win on penalties at the World Cup?

1998 – France beat Italy on penalties in the quarter-finals


6. Can you name the last three teams to have knocked Brazil out of the World Cup in a quarter-final? 

Holland, France and France again


7. Which team knocked the holders out of the 1994 World Cup in the last eight?



8. England have gone out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage six times – can you name the years?

1954, 1962, 1970, 1986, 2002, 2006


9. Who scored the only goal when Germany beat USA in the last eight back in 2002?

Michael Ballack


10. When was the last time the holders of the World Cup advanced past the quarter-finals?

Brazil in 1998


11. Name the last player to receive a red card in a World Cup quarter-final?

Luis Suarez – Uruguay vs Ghana


How did you score?

1-2 – Time to go back to school.

2-4 – Good but not great.

5-7 – Woah! You’re half way there!

8-9 – You’re a World Cup all-star!

10-11 – We’re very, very impressed



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