FIFA World Cup Trivia 1990-1998, By Centre Circle

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The following quiz covers the FIFA World Cup Finals tournament between 1990 and 1998 - how well do you know your World Cup history?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the player of the tournament at FIFA World Cup 1990?

    Correct Answer
    A.
    Explanation
    The player of the tournament at FIFA World Cup 1990 was Salvatore Schillaci. He was an Italian striker who had a remarkable performance throughout the tournament, scoring six goals and winning the Golden Boot award. Schillaci's outstanding performances helped Italy reach the semifinals, and he was a key player in their journey to the third-place finish. His goal-scoring ability and impact on the field made him the standout player of the tournament.

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  • 2. 

    During the match against West Germany in FIFA World Cup 1990, which England player's vital deflection directed West Germany's freekick over Peter Shilton's head?

    Correct Answer
    B.
  • 3. 

    What was the score in the third place playoff match between Italy and England at FIFA World Cup 1990?

    • A.

      Italy 2 - 0 England

    • B.

      Italy 0 - 2 England

    • C.

      Italy 2 - 1 England

    • D.

      Italy 1 - 2 England

    Correct Answer
    C. Italy 2 - 1 England
    Explanation
    In the third-place playoff match between Italy and England at FIFA World Cup 1990, Italy won with a score of 2-1 against England.

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  • 4. 

    Who became the second oldest player in World Cup history, appearing at the age of 38 in FIFA World Cup 1990?

    • A.

      Rene Higuita

    • B.

      Oman Biyik

    • C.

      Silviu Lung

    • D.

      Roger Milla

    Correct Answer
    D. Roger Milla
    Explanation
    Roger Milla became the second oldest player in World Cup history by appearing at the age of 38 in FIFA World Cup 1990.

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  • 5. 

    Which TWO countries did the USA have to outbid in order to host the FIFA World Cup Finals in 1994?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Morocco

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Brazil
    D. Morocco
    Explanation
    In order to host the FIFA World Cup Finals in 1994, the USA had to outbid Brazil and Morocco.

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  • 6. 

    Who scored Ireland's winning goal in their match against Italy in FIFA World Cup 1994?

    • A.

      John Sheridan

    • B.

      Ray Houghton

    • C.

      Tommy Coyne

    • D.

      Andy Townsend

    Correct Answer
    B. Ray Houghton
    Explanation
    Ray Houghton scored Ireland's winning goal in their match against Italy in FIFA World Cup 1994.

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  • 7. 

    Which striker tied with Hristo Stoichkov for the Golden Boot award in FIFA World Cup 1994?

    Correct Answer
    B.
    Explanation
    Oleg Salenko tied with Hristo Stoichkov for the Golden Boot award in FIFA World Cup 1994.

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  • 8. 

    Why was referee Kurt Roethlisberger sent home during FIFA World Cup 1994?

    • A.

      He criticised the FIFA president

    • B.

      He was involved in match fixing

    • C.

      He failed to award a clear penalty to Belgium in a match

    • D.

      He failed to award a clear goal for Belgium in a match

    Correct Answer
    C. He failed to award a clear penalty to Belgium in a match
    Explanation
    Referee Kurt Roethlisberger was sent home during FIFA World Cup 1994 because he failed to award a clear penalty to Belgium in a match.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following countries was eliminated after the first round of matches at FIFA World Cup 1998?

    • A.

      Argentina

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    D. Spain
    Explanation
    Spain was eliminated after the first round of matches at FIFA World Cup 1998. This can be inferred from the fact that the question asks which country was eliminated after the first round, and Spain is one of the options provided.

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  • 10. 

    France was awarded the Most Entertaining Team in FIFA World Cup 1998.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    France was awarded the Most Entertaining Team in FIFA World Cup 1998 because they played an exciting and attacking style of football throughout the tournament. Their team consisted of talented players like Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, and Emmanuel Petit, who showcased their skills and entertained the fans with their performances. France also scored a total of 15 goals in the tournament, which further emphasized their entertaining style of play. As a result, they were recognized and awarded as the Most Entertaining Team in the FIFA World Cup 1998.

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  • 11. 

    Who won the Award for Best Goalkeeper at FIFA World Cup 1998?

    • A.

       Carlos Roa

    • B.

       Fabian Barthez

    • C.

       Jose Luis Chilavert

    • D.

       Taffarel

    Correct Answer
    B.  Fabian Barthez
    Explanation
    Fabian Barthez won the Award for Best Goalkeeper at the FIFA World Cup 1998.

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  • 12. 

    What was featured for the first time at FIFA World Cup 1998 in France?

    • A.

      Every FIFA confederation was represented by at least one nation

    • B.

      3 points were awarded for a win during the group stage matches

    • C.

      The 32-team format was used

    • D.

      A third/fourth placing match was included

    Correct Answer
    C. The 32-team format was used
    Explanation
    The 32-team format was used for the first time at the FIFA World Cup 1998 in France. Prior to this, the tournament had a smaller number of teams participating. This change allowed for more nations to compete and increased the overall competitiveness of the tournament.

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