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Socca Punch: The World Cup Quiz

Last updated on: June 11, 2010 23:49 IST

Socca Punch: The World Cup Quiz

Bikash Mohapatra

With most people glued into their television sets this month, it is imperative to talk about nothing else but the FIFA World Cup.

The 2010 edition in South Africa, the first ever in the continent, might as well spring a surprise or two.

Take the rediff quiz on the quadrennial extravaganza and find out how good you are...

If you have any interesting questions that can contribute to this World Cup quiz quotient, mail them along with the answers to bikashm@rediff.co.in .

1. When the Bafana Bafana were chosen as the hosts of the 2010 World Cup they became the first African nation to be given that honour. Identify the team which has this nickname?
a) Cameroon
b) Egypt
c) South Africa

 

2. The All Whites only appearance at the World Cup finals saw them lose all three of their matches in 1982. They beat Bahrain in a play-off to qualify for the 2010 World Cup?
a) Saudi Arabia
b) Australia
c) New Zealand

3. La Albiceleste were World Cup champions in 1978 and 1986. Their coach for the 2010 World Cup appeared in four consecutive World Cup finals tournaments 1982-86-90-94?
a) Argentina
b) Mexico
c) Brazil

4. The Three Lions won the World Cup in 1966. Fabio Capello became their coach in December 2008, following the dismissal of Steve Mclaren. Identify the team.
a) U.S.A.
b) England
c) Italy

5. Who scored after only 11 seconds, the fastest goal in a World Cup finals match?
a) Ronaldo
b) Hakan Sukur
c) Hristo Stoitchkov