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  • 1. 

    What team had the most yellow cards at the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      United States

    • D.

      Portugal

    Correct Answer
    D. Portugal
    Explanation
    Portugal had the most yellow cards at the 2006 World Cup. This means that the players from the Portuguese team received the highest number of yellow cards compared to the other teams participating in the tournament.

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  • 2. 

    Who missed a penalty in the shootout of the 2006 World Cup final, ultimately allowing Italy to win?

    • A.

      David Trezeguet

    • B.

      Willy Sagnol

    • C.

      Lilian Thuram

    • D.

      Zinedine Zidane

    Correct Answer
    A. David Trezeguet
    Explanation
    David Trezeguet missed a penalty in the shootout of the 2006 World Cup final, ultimately allowing Italy to win.

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  • 3. 

    The Lev Yashin Award is given to the World Cup's most outstanding what?

    • A.

      Goalkeeper

    • B.

      Coach

    • C.

      Defender

    • D.

      Striker

    Correct Answer
    A. Goalkeeper
    Explanation
    The Lev Yashin Award is given to the World Cup's most outstanding goalkeeper. Lev Yashin was a legendary Soviet goalkeeper who is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of football. The award was named in his honor and is given to the goalkeeper who demonstrates exceptional skill, agility, and performance throughout the tournament. This award recognizes the crucial role that goalkeepers play in the success of their teams and acknowledges their outstanding contributions to the game.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the only England player named to the 2006 World Cup all-star team?

    • A.

      John Terry

    • B.

      Peter Crouch

    • C.

      Wayne Rooney

    • D.

      David Beckham

    Correct Answer
    A. John Terry
    Explanation
    John Terry was the only England player named to the 2006 World Cup all-star team. This means that out of all the players from the England team, Terry was recognized as one of the best performers in the tournament. This could be due to his exceptional skills, contributions to the team's success, or outstanding performances in specific matches. The other players listed, Peter Crouch, Wayne Rooney, and David Beckham, were not selected for the all-star team, indicating that Terry stood out among his teammates.

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  • 5. 

    What is Real Madrid best known as in the soccer world?

    • A.

      Los Galacticos

    • B.

      Las Chivas

    • C.

      Los Mejores

    • D.

      Los Campeones

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Galacticos
    Explanation
    Real Madrid is best known as "Los Galacticos" in the soccer world. This nickname refers to a period in the early 2000s when the club signed several high-profile and world-class players, such as Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, and David Beckham. These signings were aimed at assembling a team of superstars, hence the term "Galacticos." This era of Real Madrid's history is widely recognized and has become synonymous with the club's reputation for attracting and fielding some of the best players in the world.

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  • 6. 

    What country hosted the 1990 World Cup?

    • A.

      Italy

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      Spain

    • D.

      Greece

    Correct Answer
    A. Italy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Italy because Italy was the country that hosted the 1990 World Cup.

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  • 7. 

    What position does soccer player Ronaldo play?

    • A.

      Midfielder

    • B.

      Defender

    • C.

      Goalkeeper

    • D.

      Forward

    Correct Answer
    D. Forward
    Explanation
    Ronaldo is known for playing as a forward in soccer. As a forward, his main role is to score goals and create scoring opportunities for his team. This position requires speed, agility, and excellent goal-scoring abilities. Ronaldo's exceptional skills and goal-scoring record make him one of the best forwards in the world.

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  • 8. 

    What country was soccer great Ronaldo born in?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Bulgaria

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    D. Brazil
    Explanation
    Ronaldo, the soccer great, was born in Brazil. This is evident from his well-known Brazilian nationality and his successful career playing for the Brazilian national team. Ronaldo's birthplace is an important aspect of his identity and contributes to his association with Brazilian soccer.

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  • 9. 

    In 2005, soccer great Ronaldo became co-owner of what international racing team?

    • A.

      A1 Team Brazil

    • B.

      A1 Team Mexico

    • C.

      A1 Team Italy

    • D.

      A1 Team France

    Correct Answer
    A. A1 Team Brazil
    Explanation
    Ronaldo, the soccer great, became a co-owner of A1 Team Brazil, an international racing team, in 2005. This indicates that he invested in the team and became a part-owner, possibly due to his interest in motorsports or a desire to expand his business portfolio.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002?

    • A.

      Mia Hamm

    • B.

      Michelle Akers

    • C.

      Carla Werden

    • D.

      Carin Jennings

    Correct Answer
    A. Mia Hamm
    Explanation
    Mia Hamm was named the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002. She was a highly accomplished and influential soccer player, known for her skill, speed, and goal-scoring ability. Hamm played a key role in the success of the United States women's national soccer team, helping them win multiple Olympic gold medals and the FIFA Women's World Cup. Her exceptional performances and contributions to the sport during those years made her the deserving recipient of the prestigious award.

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  • 11. 

    The fastest goal scored in a FIFA World Cup was 11 seconds, who scored it?

    • A.

      Ernst Lehner

    • B.

      Hakan Sukur

    • C.

      Bryan Robson

    • D.

      Pele

    Correct Answer
    B. Hakan Sukur
    Explanation
    Hakan Sukur scored the fastest goal in a FIFA World Cup, taking only 11 seconds to find the back of the net.

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  • 12. 

    With which club did Diego Maradona make his professional soccer debut?

    • A.

      Napoli

    • B.

      Sevilla

    • C.

      Argentinos Juniors

    • D.

      Barcelona

    Correct Answer
    C. Argentinos Juniors
    Explanation
    Diego Maradona made his professional soccer debut with Argentinos Juniors.

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  • 13. 

    What country was soccer's Diego Maradona born in?

    • A.

      Peru

    • B.

      Chile

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    C. Argentina
    Explanation
    Diego Maradona, one of the greatest soccer players of all time, was born in Argentina. He was born on October 30, 1960, in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Maradona had an illustrious career, representing Argentina in international competitions and playing for various clubs in Argentina, Spain, and Italy. He is best known for his performances in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, where he led Argentina to victory and scored the famous "Hand of God" goal. Maradona's talent and impact on the sport have made him an iconic figure in Argentine and world soccer history.

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  • 14. 

    Whose goal against England in 1986's World Cup was voted the Goal of the Century?

    • A.

      Michael Owen

    • B.

      Diego Maradona

    • C.

      Pele

    • D.

      Roberto Baggio

    Correct Answer
    B. Diego Maradona
    Explanation
    Diego Maradona's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup was voted the Goal of the Century. Maradona dribbled past several English players, including the goalkeeper, with exceptional skill and control before scoring the goal. This goal is widely regarded as one of the greatest goals in football history, showcasing Maradona's incredible talent and ability on the field.

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  • 15. 

    What soccer/football club did Michael Owen first play for?

    • A.

      Newcastle United

    • B.

      Liverpool

    • C.

      Real Madrid

    • D.

      Manchester United

    Correct Answer
    B. Liverpool
    Explanation
    Michael Owen first played for Liverpool.

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