World Cup Soccer Trivia Questions! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Diego Maradona's goal against England was voted the Goal of the Century occurred in which World Cup?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1986

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    B. 1986
    Explanation
    In 1986, Diego Maradona scored a goal against England that was voted as the Goal of the Century. This goal occurred in the World Cup held in 1986. Maradona's goal, known as the "Hand of God" goal, involved him using his hand to punch the ball into the net, which was against the rules. Despite the controversy, it is still considered one of the greatest goals in football history.

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  • 2. 

    How many goals did Gary Lineker score in the 1986 World Cup?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    Gary Lineker scored 6 goals in the 1986 World Cup.

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  • 3. 

    How many goals did Diego Maradona score in the 1986 World Cup?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    A. 5
    Explanation
    Diego Maradona scored 5 goals in the 1986 World Cup.

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  • 4. 

    When Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, how many World Cup titles had they won before?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      0

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    D. 1
    Explanation
    Argentina had won one World Cup title before winning the 1986 World Cup.

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  • 5. 

    How many goals did Zinedine Zidane score in the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    Zinedine Zidane scored 3 goals in the 2006 World Cup.

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  • 6. 

    Rivaldo and Miroslav Klose both scored 5 goals in which World Cup?

    • A.

      1994

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      2006

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    D. 2002
    Explanation
    In the 2002 World Cup, both Rivaldo and Miroslav Klose scored 5 goals.

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  • 7. 

    How many goals did Korea score in the third-place match in the 2002 World Cup?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    In the third-place match of the 2002 World Cup, Korea scored a total of 2 goals.

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  • 8. 

    What year did Turkey win third place in the World Cup?

    • A.

      2002

    • B.

      1986

    • C.

      2006

    • D.

      1954

    Correct Answer
    A. 2002
    Explanation
    In 2002, Turkey won third place in the World Cup.

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  • 9. 

    What year did Just Fontaine score 13 times in the World Cup?

    • A.

      1958

    • B.

      1986

    • C.

      2002

    • D.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    A. 1958
    Explanation
    Just Fontaine scored 13 times in the World Cup in the year 1958.

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  • 10. 

    What year did Rivaldo score 5 times in the World Cup?

    • A.

      1982

    • B.

      1986

    • C.

      2002

    • D.

      2006

    Correct Answer
    C. 2002
    Explanation
    In the 2002 World Cup, Rivaldo, the Brazilian football player, scored 5 goals. This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it can be inferred from the given answer options. The other years mentioned, 1982, 1986, and 2006, do not align with Rivaldo's achievement of scoring 5 times in the World Cup. Therefore, the correct answer is 2002.

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  • 11. 

    What year did England make its debut in the World Cup?

    • A.

      1994

    • B.

      1966

    • C.

      1938

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    D. 1950
    Explanation
    In 1950, England made its debut in the World Cup. This was the fourth edition of the tournament, held in Brazil. England's participation in the World Cup marked the beginning of their long and storied history in international football. It was in 1966 that England won their first and only World Cup title, making their debut in 1950 an important milestone in their football journey.

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  • 12. 

    What year did Jamaica make its debut in the World Cup?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      2002

    • C.

      1990

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    A. 1998
    Explanation
    Jamaica made its debut in the World Cup in 1998. This means that it participated in the tournament for the first time in that year.

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  • 13. 

    Cuba first appeared in the World Cup in which year?

    • A.

      1966

    • B.

      2006

    • C.

      1938

    • D.

      1950

    Correct Answer
    C. 1938
    Explanation
    Cuba first appeared in the World Cup in 1938.

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  • 14. 

    The 2010 World Cup marks what number appearance for Mexico?

    • A.

      14th

    • B.

      7th

    • C.

      5th

    • D.

      21st

    Correct Answer
    A. 14th
    Explanation
    Mexico's appearance in the 2010 World Cup was their 14th. This means that Mexico had participated in the tournament a total of 13 times prior to 2010.

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  • 15. 

    What year did Bulgaria finish in 4th place in the World Cup?

    • A.

      1998

    • B.

      2006

    • C.

      1994

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    C. 1994
    Explanation
    In 1994, Bulgaria finished in 4th place in the World Cup.

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  • 16. 

    How many World Cup titles has Argentina won prior to 2010?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      0

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    Argentina has won 2 World Cup titles prior to 2010.

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  • 17. 

    What place did the host country of the 2006 World Cup finish in?

    • A.

      2nd

    • B.

      1st

    • C.

      3rd

    • D.

      4th

    Correct Answer
    C. 3rd
    Explanation
    The host country of the 2006 World Cup finished in 3rd place.

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  • 18. 

    How old was Roger Milla when he appeared in the 1994 World Cup?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      21

    • C.

      42

    • D.

      65

    Correct Answer
    C. 42
    Explanation
    Roger Milla was 42 years old when he appeared in the 1994 World Cup. This indicates that he was an experienced player who had been participating in international football for a considerable amount of time. His age may have affected his performance and stamina compared to younger players, but his experience and skill likely made up for any physical limitations.

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  • 19. 

    How many goals did Geoff Hurst score in the 1966 World Cup Final?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    Geoff Hurst scored 3 goals in the 1966 World Cup Final.

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  • 20. 

    How old was Pele when he scored a hat-trick in the 1958 World Cup final?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      33

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      29

    Correct Answer
    A. 17
    Explanation
    Pele was only 17 years old when he scored a hat-trick in the 1958 World Cup final. This demonstrates his exceptional talent and skill at such a young age, making him one of the greatest football players of all time.

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  • 21. 

    How many goals were scored in the 1958 World Cup final?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    In the 1958 World Cup final, a total of 7 goals were scored.

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  • 22. 

    How old was Cesare Maldini when he coached Paraguay in the 2002 World Cup?

    • A.

      85

    • B.

      55

    • C.

      70

    • D.

      22

    Correct Answer
    C. 70
    Explanation
    Cesare Maldini was 70 years old when he coached Paraguay in the 2002 World Cup. This can be inferred from the given information that the correct answer is 70.

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  • 23. 

    How many hat tricks has Gabriel Batistuta had in the World Cup?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      0

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    Gabriel Batistuta had 2 hat tricks in the World Cup.

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  • 24. 

    How many World Cup tournaments has Pele had at least one goal?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    Pele has scored at least one goal in four World Cup tournaments. This means that in four different tournaments, Pele managed to find the back of the net at least once.

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  • 25. 

    How many World Cup matches has Helmut Schon coached for Germany?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 25
    Explanation
    Helmut Schon has coached 25 World Cup matches for Germany.

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  • 26. 

    What was the lowest average of attendance per match in the World Cup?

    • A.

      112,200

    • B.

      680,991

    • C.

      23,235

    • D.

      742,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 23,235
    Explanation
    The lowest average of attendance per match in the World Cup was 23,235. This means that, on average, 23,235 people attended each match of the World Cup.

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  • 27. 

    How many goals were scored by Germany in the 2006 World Cup?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    B. 14
    Explanation
    Germany scored a total of 14 goals in the 2006 World Cup.

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  • 28. 

    How many goals were scored by France in the 1998 World Cup?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    France scored 15 goals in the 1998 World Cup.

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  • 29. 

    How many World Cup matches has Cafu won with Brazil between 1994-2006?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    Cafu has won 16 World Cup matches with Brazil between 1994-2006. This indicates that Brazil had a successful run during this period, with Cafu playing a crucial role in their victories.

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  • 30. 

    How many times has Diego Maradona appeared in the World Cup as a captain?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      16

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 16
    Explanation
    Diego Maradona has appeared in the World Cup as a captain 16 times. This means that out of the total number of World Cups he participated in, he was the captain for 16 of them.

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