You say 'Football', I say 'Soccer': The World Cup

You say 'Football', I say 'Soccer': The World Cup

Every 4 years, the world's biggest football tournament is held. Most North Americans still call it soccer, but most of the world calls it football. It now features 32 of the world's best national teams. This event captures the imaginations of fans worldwide and brings about a great deal of nationalistic pride (when the teams win) and sorrow (when the teams lose). Are you a football expert? Let's 'kick off' this World Cup quiz?

Which nation has never advanced past the 1st round in their 8 World Cup appearances?

What made the 2002 World Cup unique?

Which of the following players scored the most goals in the World Cup?

Which nation has the record with 17 consecutive World Cup games without a win?

How many different nations have won the World Cup?

Zoltan Ibrahimovic has represented what nation in the World Cup?

Of the 21 World Cup Finals, how many were won by the host nation?

How many players have won 3 World Cups during their playing career?

When was the last time that Brazil won the World Cup?

How many times has a host nation been eliminated from the World Cup in the 1st round?

Which player has scored the most World Cup goals for Germany?

In 1986, what did England's Ray Wilkins do to get thrown out of the game?

How many different nations did Bora Milutinovic coach to World Cup appearances?

With 5 titles, which nation has won the most titles?

Which South American nation won the first World Cup event?

How many teams will play in the 2026 World Cup?

What player has scored the most goals in a World Cup game?

Which nation scored the most goals in a World Cup qualifying match?

Before the 2018 World Cup, what did the Iranian National team lose?

Which nation has the record for 16 consecutive games without a draw in the World Cup finals?

Who is the only player to have ever played in 3 consecutive World Cup finals?

What nation is hosting the 2022 World Cup?

During Argentina's 3-2 win over Germany in the 1986 final, how many goals did Maradona score?

Which is the smallest nation (by population) to make it to the World Cup?

Which African nation will not be in the 2022 World Cup?

How many goals has Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the World Cup?

What player was issued a red card in a World Cup final for head-butting an opponent?

In 1998, what did France's Laurent Blanc do before the start of each game?

What happened to Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar less than 2 weeks after the World Cup?

This year, which nation qualified for the World Cup for the 1st time since 1984?

You say 'Football', I say 'Soccer': The World Cup

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.