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Advertisement's World Cup Quiz answers

You didn’t have to be Statto to conquer these brain teasers.

We’ll start off with some easy ones

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

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A: Maurice Setters.

2. Which team has won the most World Cups?

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A: Brazil with five (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002).

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

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A: USA 94.

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

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A: Three of course (1990, 1994 and 2002).

Right, 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?

Soccer - FIFA World Cup USA 1994 - Group B - Sweden v Cameroon - Rose Bowl, Pasadena Source: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

A: Roger Milla at 42 years and one month.

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

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A: John Heitinga.

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

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A: Bite your legs. 

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

A: The Frenchman scored 13 goals in 1958.

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

A: Packie Bonner (Celtic) and Tommy Coyne (Motherwell).

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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A: Hernan Crespo who had scored in 2002 versus Sweden.

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

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A: Uruguay. Jose Batista saw red after just 56 seconds of their 1986 game with Scotland.

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

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A: Uruguay v Brazil when 174,000 squeezed into the Maracana in 1950.

They should start getting a little more challenging now

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

A: Togo, they were 61 in the world.

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

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A: Cafu with six.

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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A: John Aldridge.

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

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A: David Trezeguet

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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A: Hungary’s Sandor Kocsis (2.20) with 11 in just five games in 1958.

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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A: Wesley Sneijder and Dirk Kuyt.

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

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A: Mazinho to his right and Romario to his left

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

A: Jason McAteer, he turned 22. 

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