2014 World Cup Quiz

Whether you’ve taken off the next month of work to watch the entire World Cup or you just like catching a few matches here and there, test your soccer knowledge with this multiple-choice quiz.

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 The leading scorer of which country’s league will not be participating in the World Cup?

Portugal
Spain
England
France

2

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Landon Donovan burst onto the scene during the USA’s run to the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup. Who is the only one from that team left on the 2014 U.S. squad?

Brad Friedel
Clint Dempsey
Steve Cherundolo
DaMarcus Beasley

3

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Which team’s manager is leaving after the World Cup to coach Manchester United?

England
Mexico
Netherlands
Argentina

4

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Spain striker Diego Costa turned down which country to play for La Roja?

Brazil
Portugal
USA
Mexico

5

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Of the 14 players who made appearances for Spain in the 2010 World Cup final, how many made this year’s 23-man squad?

4
8
12
14

6

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This is the first time the World Cup is being held in South America since 1978, when Argentina was the host country. Who won that tournament?

West Germany
Brazil
Italy
Argentina

7

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Who scored the go-ahead goal in a 2-0 victory over Mexico in September that ultimately sealed World Cup qualification for the U.S.?

Eddie Johnson
Landon Donovan
Clint Dempsey
Brek Shea

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Which group is the toughest, according to average FIFA rankings (as of June 5)?

Group B (Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia)
Group D (Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy)
Group G (Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA)
Group H (Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic)

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Which group, according to the FIFA rankings, is the easiest?

Group A (Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon)
Group C (Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan)
Group E (Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras)
Group F (Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria)

10

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Brazil is one of the favorites to win this year’s World Cup, but what’s the last country to host and win the tournament in the same year?

Argentina
France
Germany
England

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