Inquizitivity – World Cup Special: Quiz 2

Question 1
Identify the icon.  Never played in a World Cup but a key figure as far as FIFA World Cups are concerned.

Question 2
A somewhat bizarre arrangement where each team was given a choice to choose their football for one half of the game. Which World Cup Finals am I talking about?

Question 3
Hungary ‘probably’ let Italy win, doing them a favor. Which highly controversial football game am I talking about? What was the famous quote of the Hungarian Goal-keeper after the match?

Question 4
Eusebio considered ‘this’ stadium as the ‘best stadium of his life’. Garrincha lost just one game in his 50 caps for Brazil, and that happened at ‘this’ stadium. Name the stadium and connect Eusebio to it.

Question 5
8 Minutes of injury time was added to the first half of extra-time in the 1990 Fifa WC Semi-Final featuring Argentina and Italy. What is the bizarre reason for that?

Question 6
“Don’t score an own goal. You can get killed.” Can you relate a legendary ‘gentleman’ footballer to my ridiculous statement?

Question 7
Which was the first ‘indoors’ match played in World Cup history?

Question 8
Which are the three countries to withdraw from the 1950 Edition?

Question 9
Till 1998, it was a pattern. 2002 was a new! 2010 will be a new! What am I talking about when I say ‘pattern’ and ‘new’?

Question 10
Which is the only tournament since 1966 not to use an ADIDAS match ball? Which manufacturer did it use?

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  • Vijay

    1) Jules Rimet
    2) The first one in 1930
    3) 1938 WC Finals. Their GK said “I may have let in 4 goals but I saved their lives”.
    4) Goodison Park
    5) The ref forgot to keep time
    6) Escobar
    7) 1994 WC. USA vs _____
    8) Scotland, Turkey and India

  • The answers:

    1.Jules Rimet.
    2.A disagreement overshadowed the build-up to the match as the teams failed to agree on who should provide the match ball, forcing FIFA to intervene and decree that the Argentine team would provide the ball for the first half and the Uruguayans would provide their own for the second (1930 FIFA World Cup)
    3.Hungary vs Italy in the 1938 Fifa World Cup.
    Some argued that Hungary – or at least its goalkeeper – allowed Italy to win, as a measure to save the lives of the Italian Team, which had received telegrams by Benito Mussolini with “Vincere o morire!” (mistranslated as “Win or die”) written on them. Hungarian goalkeeper Antal Szabó expressed his relief following his side’s defeat against Italy despite letting in four goals in the loss. Referring to Mussolini’s pre-match threats, Szabó quipped “I may have let in four goals, but at least I saved their lives”.
    4.Goodison Park. In the 1966 FIFA World Cup, Portugal’s Eusébio won the tournament’s Golden Boot scoring nine goals, six of them at Goodison Park. Eusébio later stated that “Goodison Park is for me the best stadium in my life”.
    5.The absent-minded referee Michael Vautrot (France) forgot about the time. Bel it or not.
    6.Andrés Escobar was a Colombian footballer who was shot and killed in Medellín. It is widely believed that he was murdered due to his own goal in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, which caused gambling losses to several powerful drug lords
    7.The United States-Switzerland match in the Pontiac Silverdome was the first to be played indoors in World Cup history: grass was grown by Michigan State University and was the first time since 1965 that natural turf was used in an indoor stadium in the United States.
    8.India, Scotland and Turkey.
    9.FIFA began a pattern of alternating the hosts between the Americas and Europe, which continued until the 1998 FIFA World Cup. The 2002 FIFA World Cup, hosted jointly by South Korea and Japan, was the first one held in Asia, and the only tournament with multiple hosts.[34] In 2010, South Africa will become the first African nation to host the World Cup.
    10.1966. Slazenger.

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