Sports Quiz: Soccer General Knowledge

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  • 1. 

    By what name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento better-known?

    • A.

      Pele

    • B.

      Ronaldo

    • C.

      Emerson

    • D.

      Ronaldinho

    Correct Answer
    A. Pele
    Explanation
    Edson Arantes do Nascimento is better known by the name Pele.

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  • 2. 

    Who scored for France to send defending champions Brazil packing in the quarterfinals of the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      Claude Makelele

    • B.

      Frank Ribery

    • C.

      Zinedene Zidane

    • D.

      Theirry Henry

    Correct Answer
    D. Theirry Henry
    Explanation
    Thierry Henry scored for France to eliminate defending champions Brazil in the quarterfinals of the 2006 World Cup.

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  • 3. 

    In the 2006 World Cup, if an opening-round game was tied after 90 minutes, how was the outcome decided?

    • A.

      It Went To A Penalty Shootout

    • B.

      Thirty Minutes Of Overtime, Then A Penalty Shootout

    • C.

      It Was Left As A Draw

    • D.

      Golden-Goal Overtime

    Correct Answer
    C. It Was Left As A Draw
    Explanation
    In the 2006 World Cup, if an opening-round game was tied after 90 minutes, the outcome was decided by leaving it as a draw. This means that neither team was declared the winner and they both received one point in the group stage. There was no overtime or penalty shootout in this situation.

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  • 4. 

    In its second-round match with Ukraine, how many penalty kicks did Switzerland make in the shootout?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    C. 0
    Explanation
    Switzerland did not make any penalty kicks in the shootout against Ukraine.

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  • 5. 

    Italy got its first goal against Germany in the 2006 World Cup semifinals after how many minutes of goalless play?

    • A.

      91

    • B.

      119

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      110

    Correct Answer
    B. 119
    Explanation
    Italy got its first goal against Germany in the 2006 World Cup semifinals after 119 minutes of goalless play.

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  • 6. 

    What Argentina coach resigned after his side was eliminated by host Germany from the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      Peter Scolari

    • B.

      Diego Maradona

    • C.

      Sven-Goren Erikson

    • D.

      Jose Pekerman

    Correct Answer
    D. Jose Pekerman
    Explanation
    Jose Pekerman resigned as the Argentina coach after his team was eliminated by host Germany from the 2006 World Cup. This suggests that Pekerman took responsibility for the team's performance and chose to step down from his position.

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  • 7. 

    Who scored the lone goal for England in its 1-0 second-round match against Ecuador in the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      Wayne Rooney

    • B.

      Tim Crouch

    • C.

      David Beckham

    • D.

      Michael Owen

    Correct Answer
    C. David Beckham
    Explanation
    David Beckham scored the lone goal for England in its 1-0 second-round match against Ecuador in the 2006 World Cup.

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  • 8. 

    Who scored the first goal of the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      Paulo Wanchope

    • B.

      Torsten Frings

    • C.

      Philipp Lahm

    • D.

      Miroslav Klose

    Correct Answer
    C. Philipp Lahm
    Explanation
    Philipp Lahm scored the first goal of the 2006 World Cup.

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  • 9. 

    DC United's young star Freddy Adu has dual citizenship in which two nations?

    • A.

      England And Ghana

    • B.

      United States And Ghana

    • C.

      United States And England

    • D.

      Ghana And Brazil

    Correct Answer
    B. United States And Ghana
    Explanation
    Freddy Adu, the young star of DC United, holds dual citizenship in the United States and Ghana. This means that he is a citizen of both countries and has the rights and privileges of a citizen in both nations. This could be due to his parents' nationalities or other reasons that allowed him to acquire citizenship in both countries.

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  • 10. 

    How many players did the United States have on the field toward the end of its draw with Italy in the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 9
    Explanation
    The United States had 9 players on the field toward the end of its draw with Italy in the 2006 World Cup.

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  • 11. 

    Who scored France's only goal in its 1-0 win over Portugal in the semifinal of the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      Zinadine Zidane

    • B.

      Thierry Henry

    • C.

      Fabian Barthez

    • D.

      Frank Ribery

    Correct Answer
    A. Zinadine Zidane
    Explanation
    Zinadine Zidane scored France's only goal in its 1-0 win over Portugal in the semifinal of the 2006 World Cup.

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  • 12. 

    U.S. National Team defender Oguchi Onyewu plays professional soccer in what country?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Belgium

    • C.

      England

    • D.

      United States

    Correct Answer
    B. Belgium
    Explanation
    Oguchi Onyewu, a U.S. National Team defender, plays professional soccer in Belgium. This is evident from the fact that Belgium is listed as one of the options and is the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    United States backup goalkeeper Tim Howard played for what club team during the 2005-2006 season?

    • A.

      Bayern Munich

    • B.

      Manchester United

    • C.

      AC Milan

    • D.

      Chicago Fire

    Correct Answer
    B. Manchester United
    Explanation
    During the 2005-2006 season, Tim Howard played for Manchester United. This can be inferred from the question which asks about the club team he played for during that specific season. Bayern Munich, AC Milan, and Chicago Fire are not relevant to the given time frame.

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  • 14. 

    A ball is headed into the goal, but a player who is not the goalkeeper swats it away with his hand; what does the referee signal?

    • A.

      Yellow Card And Penalty

    • B.

      Red Card And The Goal Counts

    • C.

      Penalty Only

    • D.

      Red Card And Penalty

    Correct Answer
    D. Red Card And Penalty
    Explanation
    When a player who is not the goalkeeper deliberately uses their hand to prevent a ball from entering the goal, it is considered a violation of the rules. The referee will signal a red card, which means the player is sent off the field and their team will have to play with one less player. Additionally, a penalty kick will be awarded to the opposing team as a punishment for the intentional handball.

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  • 15. 

    Where was the first World Cup held?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Uruguay

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Uruguay
    Explanation
    The first World Cup was held in Uruguay.

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