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# Quiz
How well do you remember the 2014 World Cup?
Are you a genuine expert or is your knowledge about as reliable as USA Soccer Guy’s.

Who scored the first goal of the 2014 World Cup?
Ivica Olic

Nikica Jelavic
What did RTÉ pundit Eamon Dunphy famously promise to do if England made the quarter-finals?
Star in a Cadburys ad.
Swear live on air.

Wear a dress.
Which Colombia player ended Neymar's World Cup with a knee in the back?
Juan Zuniga
Carlos Bacca

Jackson Martínez
David Ospina
2014 saw the joint-highest scoring World Cup ever. What other tournament does it share that stat with?

Which player won the Golden Boot?
Lionel Messi
Thomas Müller

James Rodriguez
Toni Kroos created the joint most assists along with one other player. Who was that player?
Juan Cuadrado
André Schürrle

Karim Benzema
Daley Blind
Two hat-tricks were scored during the tournament. Thomas Müller got one. Who scored the other?
Robin van Persie
Karim Benzema

Xherdan Shaqiri
Mario Mandžukić
Who described Luis Suarez's biting ban as "a breach of human rights"?
Suarez's grandmother
Diego Lugano

Diego Maradona
Steven Gerrard
Which of these footballers became the first player to captain his team in four different World Cups?
Gianluigi Buffon
DaMarcus Beasley

Rafael Márquez
Iker Casillas
Which continent had the highest average points per game?
South America

North/Central America.
Who broke Roger Milla's record to become the oldest player in World Cup history?
Rafael Marquez
Faryd Mondragon

Noel Valladares
Mario Yepes
Who became the first-ever team in World Cup history to use every member of their squad?

What did Ireland boss Martin O'Neill famously tease Fabio Cannavaro and Patrick Vieira about?
Their countries' inept performances.
Their poor grasp of the English language.

Having more European Cup medals than them.
Their lack of fashion sense.
Which country had the worst goal difference overall?

What did RTÉ pundit John Giles famously suggest all players should have ability to do?
Take each game on its merits.
Play the high line.

Kill their granny.
Grow an afro.
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Gary Neville
You're a student of the game and know it inside out. Take a bow.
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Passionate Brazil fan
You clearly love the game, but your tendency to take it almost too seriously prevents clear thinking on occasion.
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Eamon Dunphy
You enjoy watching football, but you have a tendency to bluff about a bit about the more obscure World Cup players with virtually unpronouceable names.
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USA Soccer Guy
Your enthusiasm can't be faulted, but your knowledge of soccer is limited to say the least.
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