Who was heartbroken? Who set up a record? And who sang what?
The first World Cup, in Uruguay in 1930, began with two matches played simultaneously in Montevideo. France beat Mexico 4-1 in front of 4,444 spectators. What was the score in the other game?
France 2-1 Argentina
Uruguay 4-4 Argentina
Yugoslavia 0-6 Brazil
USA 3-0 Belgium
The second World Cup kicked off in Italy on 27 May 1934. How many matches were played that day?
What was unusual about the opening match of the 1938 tournament?
Four players were sent off
The winner of the fixture was decided in a replay
The reigning champions were knocked out
The referee had to be replaced at half-time as he was injured
Brazil beat Mexico 4-0 at the Maracanã in the opening match of the 1950 World Cup. Englishman George Reader was the referee that day. At which club did he become chairman after his refereeing career came to a close?
What do the 1966, 1970, 1974 and 1978 opening games have in common?
The home team lost
The home team had a man sent off
They finished 0-0
None of the teams in the opening games went on to reach the final
Who scored the winning goal of the opening game at Italia 90?
What song was Diana Ross singing (or lip-syncing) when she missed a penalty in the opening ceremony of the 1994 World Cup in USA?
I’m Coming Out
The Star-Spangled Banner
Who scored Brazil’s winning goal in the opening game of the 1998 World Cup?
Who scored the only goal of the opening game in 2002, when reigning champions France took on Senegal in Seoul?
El Hadji Diouf
Papa Bouba Diop
Miroslav Klose scored twice for Germany as the hosts thrashed Costa Rica 4-2 in the opening game of the 2006 World Cup. Klose is the all-time record goalscorer in the tournament – with how many goals?
6 and above.
7 and above.
8 and above.
9 and above.
10 and above.
4 and above.
5 and above.
3 and above.
2 and above.
1 and above.
0 and above.