Only Connect: the Guardian World Cup edition

first_imgTelevision With thanks to the Only Connect production team for inventing the format, and to Eddie Robson for inspiring the idea of doing a World Cup version. Which legendary player comes next: Eusébio (9, 1966), Gerd Müller (10, 1970), Grzegorz Lato (7, 1974) …? Argentina 1978 Ossie Ardiles (6, 1978) Nigel De Jong (2010) 2014 France Excellent effort England v West Germany (1966, attendance 138,886) West Germany 1974 Yes, it is tournaments won by the host nation, which has happened six times to date. Who comes fourth in this sequence: Brazil in 1966, France in 2002, Italy in 2010…? You failed to qualify from the group France (1986) You got… Teófilo Cubillas (6, 1978) Which tournament comes next in this sequence: Uruguay 1930, Italy 1934, England 1966 …? Rob Rensenbrink (6, 1978) West Germany v France (4-2 in 1986) Brazil v Sweden (1950, attendance 138,886) The most attended matches in World Cup history. The top four all come from the 1950 tournament. Although recent tournaments have higher average attendances, the record crowds to watch Brazil play in the Maracanã in 1950 have never been topped. You failed to qualify from the group Argentina v Italy (4-3 in 1990) Good effort, it was quite tricky Lost to Brazil Mark Clattenburg (2010) Which game comes next: Uruguay v Brazil (1950, attendance 173,850), Brazil v Spain (1950, attendance 152,772), Brazil v Yugoslavia (1950, attendance 142,429) …? Mike Riley (2010) Mario Kempes (6, 1978) It’s Golden Boot winners – well, not technically, as there wasn’t a specific award for it until 1982, but these are the consecutive top scorers at World Cups in the late 1960s and 1970s. Cubillas and Rensenbrink were runners-up to Kempes in 1975 with five goals each. David Elleray (2010) Beat Hungary Wales’ sequence of results in the 1958 World Cup. Having drawn all three group games, Wales then faced a playoff with Hungary to see who progressed to the quarter-finals. Wales won the playoff, then lost to eventual champions Brazil. Republic of Ireland v Romania (5-4 in 1990) Share on Twitter Argentina in 2010 Laurent Blanc (1998) Greece (1994) 2014 Spain This is a sequence of reigning champions who exited the following tournament at the group stage. France’s performance in 2002 has started a recent dismal run for European countries trying to defend the title – which Germany continued in Russia. Share on WhatsApp Howard Webb (2010) They refereed World Cup finals. Webb was the fourth Englishman to referee the final, following in the footsteps of George Reader (1950), William Ling (1954) and Jack Taylor (1974) Challenge your friends 2014 Germany Share on Facebook Argentina v West Germany (1986, attendance 138,886) Excellent effortcenter_img England in 2014 Which country (linked by Diego Maradona) comes next: Hungary (1982), Italy (1986), England (1986) …? Belgium (1986) Belgium in the 1986 semi-final – the next team to concede a goal to Diego Maradona in the World Cup. World Cup 2018 Topics Belgium v Spain (5-4 in 1986) Yes, it’s games decided by penalty shootouts at the World Cup. The first, after Schumacher had flattened Battiston in 1982, set the tone. Germany are the only team to face two or more shootouts at World Cups and maintain a 100% win record. Share via Email Who comes fourth in this sequence: Pedro Monzón (1990), Gustavo Dezotti (1990), Marcel Desailly (1998) …? Germany in 2010 The last teams to knock England out of the World Cup in the knock-out stages. Mexico v Belgium (1970, attendance 138,886) Share on Twitter Who comes fourth in this sequence: Said Belqola in 1998, Pierluigi Collina in 2002, Horacio Elizondo in 2006 …? Well done. It was pretty tough Good effort. It was quite tricky Excellent effort You failed to qualify from the group Well done. It was pretty tough Zinedine Zidane (2006) Players who were sent off in World Cup finals. Heitinga became the fifth player to see red in a final in 2010, although arguably Nigel De Jong should have been sent off much earlier in that match. France 1998 Good effort. It was quite tricky Share on Facebook John Heitinga (2010) Which result comes next: drew with Hungary, drew with Mexico, drew with Sweden …? Reuse this content Which match comes next: West Germany v France (5-4 in 1982), France v Brazil (4-3 in 1986), West Germany v Mexico (4-1 in 1986) …? Submit answers Beat Mexico Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn World Cup The Only Connect format is pretty easy to get the hang of even if you’ve never seen the show. We give you three bits of trivia from the World Cup that are linked in a sequence and all you have to do is pick the correct option for what comes fourth. Simple, eh? Spain 1982 Brazil in 2014 West Germany (1986) Share via Email Lost to Sweden Who comes fourth in this sequence: Argentina in 1998, Brazil in 2002, Portugal in 2006 …? 2014 Netherlands Share on Pinterest quizzeslast_img read more

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