50 FIFA World Cup Quiz Questions and Answers

Qatar 2022 marks the first time the World Cup has been held in the Middle East.

The tournament isn’t without controversy, though. Having the World Cup in Winter – instead of the usual Summer – is set to disrupt domestic leagues across the world as all their best players join their national teams to compete for football’s highest honour.

Regardless, with televised football every day and the promise of your team doing well, it’s hard not to get swept up in World Cup fever.

So what do you think will happen? Will the defending champions France maintain their dominance? Will the bookies’ favourites Brazil win their first tournament since 2002? Or will England finally bring football home? All these burning questions will be answered during one glorious month of football.

To prepare you for the beautiful game’s biggest event, we’ve written 50 FIFA World Cup quiz questions and answers. This quiz will cover the tournament’s teams, players, managers, winners, losers, and iconic moments.

Some questions have been laid up on a plate for you, while some will require a bit of individual brilliance. So grab your mates and see whose World Cup trivia game is unplayable and whose downing tools early.

How many can you get right?

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FIFA World Cup Quiz Questions and Answers

Questions

  1. Who won the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
  2. In what year was the inaugural tournament?
  3. Which nation has won the most World Cups?
  4. How often is the World Cup held?
  5. Which 2 years did the scheduled tournaments not go ahead due to WWII?
  6. What was the first World Cup trophy called?
  7. Which 3 countries will host the 2026 tournament?
  8. Who scored for England in the 1966 final against West Germany?
  9. How many times have North Korea qualified for the tournament?
  10. Who did Zinedine Zidane headbutt in the 2006 final?
  11. In what year did Spain win their first World Cup?
  12. What is the USA’s highest finishing position at a World Cup?
  13. Who is the all-time leading World Cup goalscorer?
  14. Which nation is the only one to participate in every tournament?
  15. How many World Cups did Pele win?
  16. In what year was Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ incident?
  17. Which 3 teams were in England’s group in 2018?
  18. How many World Cups has Megan Rapinoe won?
  19. Which host nation is the only one to get knocked out during the group stages?
  20. What animal was the official mascot for the 1998 World Cup in France?
  21. Which African footballer is the oldest person ever to score in a World Cup?
  22. Who was the manager of the German national team when they won in 2014?
  23. Which nation hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup?
  24. What was the final score in the 2014 final between Germany and Argentina?
  25. Which company have published sticker albums for every World Cup since 1970?
  26. What musical instrument was banned by FIFA after the 2010 World Cup?
  27. How many times have Italy won the World Cup so far?
  28. Which British pop star performed at the opening ceremony of the 2018 tournament?
  29. Who was the youngest manager to win the World Cup?
  30. A World Cup winning team has never been managed by someone of a different nationality. True or false?
  31. Which nation has only ever played a single World Cup game?
  32. Who was the only England player to convert a penalty in the quarter final shootout against Portugal in 2006?
  33. Who performed the ‘save of the century’ against Pele in 1970?
  34. Which 2 countries made their World Cup debuts in 2018?
  35. Which sports brand has supplied every World Cup since 1970 with balls?
  36. Which nation will have its World Cup debut in 2022?
  37. What colour was the ball used in the 1966 final?
  38. In what year was the World Cup first broadcast on TV?
  39. Which 2 English players have won the Golden Boot award?
  40. Who managed West Germany when they won in 1990?
  41. How many teams qualify from the group stages to the knockout rounds?
  42. Who was the top scorer in the 2002 FIFA World Cup?
  43. Which host nation had an orange as their tournament mascot?
  44. Who won the Best Young Player Award in 2018?
  45. Which player scored a record 13 goals in a single tournament?
  46. Before Qatar 2022, how many nations have won the FIFA World Cup?
  47. Which nation was the first Asian country to reach the World Cup semi-finals?
  48. In what year was the first FIFA Women’s World Cup?
  49. Which nation is the only one to top the FIFA World Rankings without ever winning a World Cup?
  50. The 1966 final was played at which football stadium?

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Answers

  1. France
  2. 1930
  3. Brazil (5 times so far)
  4. Every 4 years
  5. 1942 & 1946
  6. Jules Rimet Trophy
  7. USA, Canada & Mexico
  8. Martin Peters & Geoff Hurst
  9. Twice (in 1966 and 2010)
  10. Marco Materazzi
  11. 2010
  12. 3rd (in 1930)
  13. Miroslav Klose
  14. Brazil
  15. 3 (in 1958, 1962 & 1970)
  16. 1986
  17. Belgium, Panama & Tunisia
  18. 2 (in 2015 & 2019)
  19. South Africa
  20. A cockerel
  21. Roger Milla (he was 42 years old)
  22. Joachim Löw
  23. United States
  24. 1-0 to Germany
  25. Panini
  26. Vuvuzela
  27. 4 (in 1934, 1938, 1982 & 2006)
  28. Robbie Williams
  29. Alberto Suppici
  30. True
  31. Indonesia
  32. Owen Hargreaves
  33. Gordon Banks
  34. Iceland & Panama
  35. Adidas
  36. Qatar
  37. Bright orange
  38. 1954
  39. Gary Lineker & Harry Kane
  40. Franz Beckenbauer
  41. 16
  42. Ronaldo
  43. Spain (in 1982)
  44. Kylian Mbappe
  45. Just Fontaine
  46. 8
  47. South Korea (in 2002)
  48. 1991
  49. Belgium
  50. Wembley

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