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The Professor’s World Cup XI: Brazil and Russia answers

| 14.06.2014

1. Who was the last team to beat Brazil in a World Cup group stage fixture?

Norway – they beat Brazil 2-1 in the final group game at France ’98.

2. Belgium manager Marc Wilmots netted the winning goal for the Red Devils when they last won at a World Cup – who did they beat?

Belgium beat Russia 3-2 in the final game of the group stage in 2002.

3. How many goals did Algeria score at the 2010 World Cup?

0 – They lost 1-0 to Slovenia, drew 0-0 with England and lost 1-0 to USA.

4. Which former South Korea favourite scored the decisive goal against Portugal at the 2002 finals?

Park Ji-Sung

5. Mexico beat Brazil 2-0 in the final of the Olympics football competition in London back in 2012 – who scored both goals for El Tricolor?

Oribe Peralta

6. How many goals did Russia’s Oleg Salenko score against Cameroon at the 1994 World Cup?

 How many goals did Algeria score at the 2010 World Cup?

7. Who knocked Belgium out of the 2002 World Cup?


8. When did Russia last play at a World Cup finals?


9. Can you name the only two South American teams to beat Brazil at a World Cup and the years they did it in?

Uruguay (1950) and Argentina (1990)

10. Who is the oldest outfield player in Brazil’s squad this year?


11. Which former Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic and Glasgow Rangers star scored the goal to take Algeria to the World Cup?

Madjid Bougherra


How did you score?

1-2 – Time to go back to school.

2-4 – Good but not great.

5-7 – Woah! You’re half way there!

8-9 – You’re a World Cup all-star!

10-11 – We’re very, very impressed

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