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In which year did all four British countries play in the World Cup Finals?
Only Wales and Northern Ireland made it to the knock-out stages.
Which country has played World Cup Qualifying matches in every FIFA Confederation?
They have played in Mozambique, New Zealand, Scotland, Iran, Canada and Argentina, amongst others.
Who was the first player to miss a penalty in a World Cup Final?
Luckily for him, Italy defeated Germany 3-1 in the 1982 final.
If a player taking a direct free-kick accidentally kicks the ball into his own goal, what is awarded?
A corner is also awarded if the same happens on an indirect free-kick.
Which country's 2010 World Cup squad included players born in England and Germany?
Tommy Smith and David Mulligan were born in England, and Shane Smeltz in Germany.
Who was denied a goal by referee Clive Thomas in a 1978 World Cup Finals match?
Thomas blew for full-time a second before Zico headed what would have been Brazil's winner against Sweden.
According to some reports, which country withdrew from the World Cup Finals because they weren't allowed to play barefoot?
India qualified for the 1950 finals after all three of their qualifying opponents withdrew, before themselves withdrawing.
If Everton hosted Liverpool in the Copa Libertadores, in which country would the game be played?
Liverpool are based in Montevideo, Uruguay.
In which country's league do Eleven Men In Flight compete?
The club won the Swazi Premier League in 1994 and 1996.
Which country won 'The Other Final' in 2002, the same day as the World Cup Final?
They beat Montserrat 4-0 in the match between the two lowest-ranked nations.
Which is the odd club out: Wellington Phoenix, Rabat Ajax, Cardiff City, Vancouver Whitecaps?
This Maltese team is the only one of the four thatdoesn't play in another country's league.
Which club that plays in a secondary USA league once reached the semi-finals of the Concacaf Champions League?
They lost on penalties to Cruz Azul in 2009.
Clubs from which country won five consecutive European Cup Finals 1-0?
The winners were Liverpool in 1978 and 1981, Nottingham Forest in 1979 and 1980 and Aston Villa. in 1982.
Who scored the winning FA Cup Final goal between Sunderland and Villa at Wembley?
He scored the winner in 1980. Alan Sunderland did so in 1979 and Ricky Villa in 1981. Yes, it's a trick question.
What was the name of the dog who discovered the World Cup in 1966 after it had been stolen?
He found it while sniffing under some bushes in a London street.
Which player was dropped after scoring a record 13 goals in a World Cup Qualifying match?
His goals came in Australia's 31-0 thrashing of American Samoa.
Which African country was the first to win a World Cup Finals game?
They beat Mexico 3-1 in 1978. Morocco in 1970 and Zaire in 1974 went winless.
How many times did Brazil play West Germany in the World Cup Finals?
Brazil beat (unified) Germany 2-0 in the 2002 final.
Which famous player was nicknamed 'The Black Pearl'?
The Mozambique-born Portuguese striker took the 1966 World Cup Finals by storm.
Who was the first non-British or Irish player to score from a penalty in an FA Cup Final?
The Dutchman scored from a penalty in Man Utd's 4-0 replay win against Brighton in 1983.
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