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How well do you know the World Cup? Here are 20 questions

You don’t have to be Statto to ace this quiz.

We’ll start off with some easy ones

1. Who was Ireland’s assistant manager at Italia 90?

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2. Which team has won the most World Cups?

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3. At which World Cup did Diana Ross do this?

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4. How many times have Ireland been to the World Cup?

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We told you they’d be easy, now things will get a little trickier

5. Who is the oldest outfield player to play in a World Cup finals?

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6. Which Dutch defender was sent off in the 2010 World Cup final?

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7. What would Mick McCarthy do to you according to Liam Harrison and the Goal celebrities?

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8. Just Fontaine has the record for most goals at a single World Cup but in what year?

You might have to phone a friend for one or two of these

9. Who were the only two players in the Ireland 1994 World Cup squad not based in England?

Source: INPHO/Billy Stickland

10. This was the highlight of Argentina’s 6-0 win over Serbia and Montenegro in 2006 but who was the only one of their five scorers that day to already have a World Cup goal to their name?

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11. Which country holds the record for the fastest sending off in World Cup history?

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12. Which World Cup final has the highest official attendance?

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They should start getting a little more challenging now

13. Who was the lowest ranked team at the 2006 World Cup in Germany?

14. Which player has the most yellow cards in World Cup history?

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15. Which Ireland player gave away possession before the Italian’s counter-attack that led to Schillaci’s goal at Italia 90?

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16. Who missed France’s penalty in the shootout at the end of the 2006 World Cup final?

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Right, try not too Google these ones

17. Which player has the most goals per game in World Cup finals history?

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18. Name the only two Dutch outfield players to start the 2010 World Cup final and not get booked in the game?

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19. Which two team-mates joined Bebeto for his famous ‘cradle’ celebration against the Netherlands at USA 94?

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20. Which member of the Irish squad’s birthday was it when Ray Houghton scored this goal against Italy?

Click here to find out how you did and let us know in the comments below. 

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