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Ultimate World Cup Quiz | 50+ Best Questions And Answers


Jane Ng 09 April, 2024 8 min read

You are eager and looking forward to the biggest football tournament on the planet - World Cup? As a lover and passionate about football, you definitely cannot miss this special event. Let's see how much you understand this international game in our World Cup Quiz.

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Easy World Cup Quiz

The first FIFA World Cup tournament was held in

  •  1928
  •  1929
  •  1930

What was the name of the animal oracle that predicted the results of World Cup matches in 2010 by eating from boxes with flags on?

  • Sid the Squid
  • Paul the Octopus
  • Alan the Wombat
  • Cecil the Lion

 How many teams can proceed to the knockout stage?

  •  eight
  •  sixteen
  •  twenty-four

Which country became the first from Africa to compete at a World Cup finals?

  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria

Which country was the first to win two World Cups?

  • Brazil 
  • Germany
  • Scotland
  • Italy

No country outside of Europe or South America has ever won the men's World Cup. True or false?

  • True
  • False
  • Both
  • Neither

Who holds the record for most matches played at the World Cup?

  • Paolo Maldini
  • Lothar Matthaus
  • Miroslav Klose
  • Pele

How many times has Scotland been eliminated in the first round of the World Cup?

  • Eight
  • Four
  • Six
  • Two

What was bizarre about Australia's qualification for the 1998 World Cup?

  • They were unbeaten but still didn't qualify for the tournament
  • They competed with the CONMEBOL nations for a place
  • They had four different managers
  • None of their starting XI against Fiji was born in Australia

How many goals did Maradona score to help the home team Argentina win the championship in 1978?

  • 0
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Who won the top scorer title at the tournament on Mexican soil in 1986?

  • Diego Maradona
  • Michel Platini
  • Zico
  • Gary Linker

This is a tournament with up to 2 top scorers in 1994, including

  • Hristo Stoichkov and Romario
  • Romario and Roberto Baggio
  • Hristo Stoichkov and Jurgen Klinsmann
  • Hristo Stoichkov and Oleg Salenko

Who fixed the score 3-0 for France in the final in 1998?

  • Laurent Blanc
  • Zinedine Zidane
  • Emmanuel Petit
  • Patrick Vieira

This is the first tournament for both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. How many goals did they score each (2006)?

  • 1
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
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Medium World Cup Quiz

In 2010, the Spanish Champion set a series of records, including

  • Won 4 knockout matches with the same score 1-0
  • The only champion to lose the opening match
  • The champion with the fewest goals
  • Has the fewest scorers
  • All of the above options are correct

Who won the Best Young Player award in 2014?

  • Paul Pogba
  • James Rodriguez
  • Memphis Depay

The 2018 tournament is a record-setting tournament for the number of

  • Most red cards
  • Most hat-tricks
  • Most Goals
  • Most own goals

How was the championship decided in 1950?

  • A single final
  • First leg finals
  • Toss a coin
  • The group stage consists of 4 teams

Who scored Italy's winning penalty in the 2006 World Cup final?

  • Fabio Grosso
  • Francesco Totti
  • Luca Toni
  • Fabio Cannavaro

This is the season that recognizes the match with the highest score in history, including how many goals (1954)

  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14

In 1962, a stray dog ran into the field in the Brazil-England match, striker Jimmy Greaves picked up the dog, and what was the outcome?

  • Being bitten by a dog
  • Greaves sent off
  • Being "peed" by a dog (Greaves had to wear the smelly shirt for the rest of the game because he didn't have a shirt to change)
  • Injured

In 1938, In the only time to attend the World Cup, which team won Romania and reached the 2nd round?

  • New Zealand
  • Haiti
  • Cuba (Cuba beat Romania 2-1 in the replay after the two teams drew 3-3 in the first match. In the second round, Cuba lost to Sweden 0-8)
  • Dutch East Indies

The official song for the 1998 World Cup was called “La Copa de la Vida”. Which Latin American singer recorded the song? 

  • Enrique Iglesias 
  • Ricky Martin 
  • Christina Aguilera 

In the battle to host the 1998 World Cup, which country came second with 7 votes, finishing behind France’s 12 votes?  

  • Morocco 
  • Japan 
  • Australia 

Which nation will have its World Cup debut in 2022? Answer: Qatar

What color was the ball used in the 1966 final? Answer: Bright orange

In what year was the World Cup first broadcast on TV? Answer: 1954

The 1966 final was played at which football stadium? Answer: Wembley

True or false? England is the only side to have ever won the World Cup in red. Answer: True 

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Hard World Cup Quiz

What have David Beckham, Owen Hargreaves, and Chris Waddle all done at World Cups?

  • Received two-second yellow cards
  • Represented England while playing club football abroad
  • Captained England under the age of 25
  • Scored in two penalty shootouts

Which of these FIFA presidents gave their name to the World Cup trophy?

  • Jules Rimet
  • Rodolphe Seeldrayers
  • Ernst Thommen
  • Robert Guerin

Which confederation has won the most World Cups combined?

  • AFC
  • UEFA 
  • CAF

Who scored the Brazil goal in the infamous 7-1 defeat to Germany in 2014?

  • Fernandinho
  • Oscar
  • Dani Alves
  • Philippe Coutinho

Only Germany (between 1982 and 1990) and Brazil (between 1994 and 2002) have managed to do what at the World Cup?

  • Have three Golden Boot winners in a row
  • Be managed by the same coach three times in a row
  • Win their group with maximum points three times in a row
  • Reach three finals in a row

Who performed the 2010 World Cup song 'Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) along with the band Freshlyground from South Africa?

  • Rihanna
  • Beyonce
  • Rosalia 
  • Shakira

What was the official song of the England World Cup squad in the 2006 World Cup campaign?

  • Editors – 'Munich'
  • Hard-Fi – 'Better Do Better'
  • Ant & Dec – 'On The Ball'
  • Embrace – 'World At Your Feet'

What was unusual about the Netherlands' 2014 penalty shootout win over Costa Rica?

  • Louis van Gaal brought on a substitute goalkeeper for the shootout
  • The winning penalty had to be retaken twice
  • Every Costa Rican penalty hit the woodwork
  • Only one penalty was scored

Which of these countries has NOT hosted the World Cup twice?

  • Mexico
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France

Who was the last player to win the World Cup while at Manchester United?

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
  • Kleberson
  • Paul Pogba
  • Patrice Evra

Portugal and Netherlands played a World Cup match in which four red cards were dished out – but what was the game dubbed?

  • The Fight of Gelsenkirchen
  • The Skirmish of Stuttgart
  • The Clash of Berlin
  • The Battle of Nuremberg

Who scored Italy's winning penalty in the 2006 World Cup final?

  • Luca Toni
  • Francesco Totti
  • Fabio Cannavaro
  • Fabio Grosso

What is the longest that a nation has had to wait to win a title again after winning it before?

  • 24 years
  • 20 years
  • 36 years
  • 44 years

Whose own goal was the first scored at the 2014 World Cup?

  • Oscar
  • David Luiz
  • Marcelo
  • Fred

Who has Cristiano Ronaldo scored his only World Cup hat trick against?

  • Ghana
  • North Korea
  • Spain
  • Morocco

What did Ronaldo do in the 2002 World Cup final to make himself more distinguishable from his son on TV?

  • Wore bright red tape around both of his wrists
  • Wore bright yellow boots
  • Had his hair completely shaved, apart from at the front of his head
  • Rolled down his socks to his ankles

True or false? The 1998 World Cup draw was hosted at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, with 38,000 spectators on the ground. Answer: True

Which sports brand has supplied every World Cup since 1970 with balls? Answer: Adidas

What is the biggest loss in World Cup history? Answer: Australia 31 - 0 American Samoa (11 April 2001)

Who is the king of football now? Answer: Lionel Messi is the king of football in 2022 

Which country has won the most World Cups in football? Answer: Brazil is the most successful nation in World Cup history.

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Key Takeaways

Every four years, the biggest sporting event on the planet gives football lovers a lot of emotions and memorable moments. It can be a classy goal or a brilliant header. No one can foretell. We only know that the World Cup brings joy, happiness, and excitement with great songs and passionate fans. 

So, don't miss the opportunity to join the world in anticipation of this season with our World Cup Quiz!

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