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    QUIZFOOTBALL WORLD CUP

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    One of the most prolific scorer in international history, hecaptained Hungary from 1950 to 1956, scoring 83 goals from 84

    appearances. The loss at the 1954 World Cup final to West

    Germany, was the beginning of the end of his career. He playedfor Real Madrid in Spain and represented Spain unsuccesfully at

    the 1962 World Cup finals. Which football legend are we talkingabout?

    Peter Palotas

    Sandor Kocsis

    Ferenc Puskas Zoltan Czibor

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    Answer!!!!

    Ferenc Puskas

    Ferenc Puskas refused to return to Hungary afterthe 1956 rebellion was crushed by the Soviet

    Union. At this time his career hit a low. He wasbanned by FIFA for 18 months before he movedto Spain and joined Real Madrid in 1958. Heunsuccessfully represented Spain in the 1962

    World Cup finals, failing to score in threeappearances.

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    His international career spanned 13 years. A veteran ofthree World Cups, he also won the European Player of

    the Year award. His nicknames include Black Panther,Black Spider and Black Octupus. Which goalkeeper are

    we talking about?

    Lev Yashin

    David Seamen

    Gordon Banks Oliver Kahn

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    Answer!!!!

    Lev Yashin

    Lev Yashin played for Soviet Union(Russia) from 1954 to 1967. He had animmense presence physically. His longarms, superb reflexes and agility madehim a formidable last line of defence. The

    European Player of the Year award camein 1963.

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    He was born in 1937, into a famous football family. He was spottedby Matt Busby at the age of 17 and soon signed up for Manchester

    United FC. Atthe time he had a unique collection of winners

    medals - World Cup, League Championship and FA Cup. Thehighpoint of his career came in 1966, when he won the World Cup

    and was named European Player of the Year. Which legend are wetalking about?

    Bobby Moore

    Sir Bobby Charlton

    Jimmy Greaves Nobby Stiles

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    Answer!!!!

    Sir Bobby Charlton

    Sir Bobby Charlton was one of thesurvivors of the February 1958 Munich airdisaster which killed eight players from hisclub, Mnchester United. His uncle was thelegendry Newcastle striker Jackie Millburn.

    Very few footballers can match hisspotless reputation for sportsmanship.

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    Manuel dos Santos Francisco was born half-crippled in 1933 and requiredan operation which enabled him to walk. Against all odds, his physical

    disability proved no obstacle to a career as a professional footballer. Heearned 60 caps for Brazil. In 1953, he joined Botafogo and scored a hat-

    trick on his debut, earning the nickname Little Bird. In the 1962 World Cupfinals, he scored two goals against England in the quarter-finals, and

    added two more in the semi-finals during the 4-2 defeat of hosts Chile. Inthe Final, Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win the World Cup. What

    other name is this legend known as?

    Pele

    Vava

    Amardilo Garrincha

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    He had a phenomenal ability to read the game and a cool,reassuring presence under pressure along with superb timing. He

    made the tackle which won the World Cup for England in 1966. Hisinspirational performance in the 4-2 final victory over WestGermany earned him the accolade of the tournament's best player.

    Which legend are we talking about?

    Alan Ball

    Bobby Moore

    Ray Wilson Geoff Hurst

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    Answer!!!!

    Bobby Moore

    Bobby Moore was a world class defender.As captain, Bobby Moore led his team tothe royal box to receive the trophy fromQueen Elizabeth II. He died of cancer in1993 at the age of 51. West Ham United

    football club named their new stand afterhim.

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    This Mozambique born striker, nicknamed the European Pele andBlack Panther, played for Portugal and finished top scorer in the

    1966 World Cup finals with nine goals, including four goalsagainst North Korea after trailing 0-3. Which Portuguese soccer

    legend are we talking about?

    Joao Morais

    Eusebio

    Coluna Mario Jose Baptista

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    Answer!!!!

    Eusebio

    Eusebio was European Player of the Yearin 1965

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    Starting in midfield, this legend developed into an elegantattacking sweeper, or libero. He exuded supreme confidence and

    was part of the triumphant West German squad of 1974. He wasalso five times a German title-winner with Bayern Munich and

    Hamburg. Which German legend are we talking about?

    Heinz Flohe

    Gerd Muller

    Franz Beckenbauer Berti Vogts

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    Answer!!!!

    Franz Beckenbauer

    Franz Beckenbauer does not need anyintroduction. His defensive command and ability

    to spring forward to join attacks were theinspiration behind West Germany's success inthe late 1960s and 1970s. His career peakedwhen he led West Germany to victory in the

    1974 World Cup final on home soil. He won theWorld Cup again as coach in 1990.

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    He scored 33 goals in 48 internationals and became theinspiration behind the great Ajax and Holland sides of the 1970s.

    His name became synonymous with the revolutionary 'TotalFootball' concept introduced by Holland as they reached the final

    in the 1974 World Cup. Which legend are we talking about?

    Johan Neeskens

    Jonny Rep

    Johan Cruyff Adri Van Kraay

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    Answer!!!!

    Johan Cruyff

    Holland reached the finals of the World Cup in1974 as well as in 1978 and lost both times.

    Johan Cruyff refused to play in Argentina in1978 following a military coup. His ability to twistdefenders inside out gave birth to the 'CruyffTurn', when he feinted to pass the ball before

    sliding the ball behind his standing foot andsetting off in the other direction.

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    This Valencia striker was the only foriegn-based player to bechosen by coach Cesar Luis Menotti for the 1978 World Cup

    finals. He was known as a free-kick specialist, but had the ability

    to pierce defences with the ball at his feet that did nost to leadArgentina to glory. He scored twice in the 3-1 win against Holland

    in the final. He went on to register 20 goals in 43 internationals.Which legend are we talking about?

    Jorge Olguio

    Hector Baley

    Ossie Ardiles Mario Kempes

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    Answer!!!!

    Mario Kempes

    Flowing locks and a dashing long-legged stylemarked Kempes out on the pitch, together with

    his eye for goal and the ability to rise to the bigoccasion. In the 1978 Final, Kempes scoredtwice. His second effort was typical, surging pastthe defenders to beat the goalkeeper. Kempes

    then went on another mazy run to set up thethird for teammate Bertoni.

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    Though this Brazilian scored over 650 goals for Flamengo andopened his international tally by scoring from a free kick againstUruguay on his debut, he was unlucky from the three World Cups

    he featured in from 1978 to 1986, when he returned at the age of33. He signed up for the Japanese J-League, scoring 79 goals in

    85 games. He earned the nickname White Pele. By which name isthis legend known?

    Answer: ??????

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    Answer!!!!

    Zico

    Zico's real name is Artur AntunesCoimbra. Zico used to be an attackingmidfielder with breathtaking skill anddeadly free-kicks. Zico was appointedmanager of the Japanese national team

    after the 2002 World Cup.

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    This Italian World Cup hero of 1982 almost missed out on thetournament after being banned for almost three years in 1980. He

    had been caught up in a bribery scandal and was allowed tocompete after continuously pleading his innocence. He explodedonto the stage with a hattrick in the 3-2 win against Brazil. In thesemi-final he scored both the goals against Poland, and scored

    the first goal in the final, when Italy defeated West Germany 3-1 tolife the Cup. Which legend are we talking about?

    Marco Tardelli

    Gabrielle Oriali

    Alessandro Altobelli Paolo Rossi

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    Answer!!!!

    Paolo Rossi

    He was a sprightly winger before changingto centre forward. Rossi was also amember of the 1978 World Cup squad thatfinished fourth. His international tally was20 goals from 48 matches

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    This attacking midfielder was the inspiration behind the successof France in the 1980s. An expert from deadball situations, he

    scored 41 goals for France. He helped France to a semi-final finishin 1982 and 1986, where they lost to Germany both times. He alsohelped Juventus to three league titles in four years. Which great

    Frenchman are we talking about?

    Just Fontaine

    Michel Platini

    Eric Cantona Jean Tigana

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    Answer!!!!

    Michel Platini

    Michel Platini was transferred to Juventusfrom St. Etienne for $1.7 million. He wasoutstanding in the 1984 EuropeanChampionship finals, where France wonon home soil.

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    Born in 1960, this gifted Argentinean international led his countryto their second World Cup victory in 1986. He scored thecontroversial 'Hand of God' goal against England. He was

    suspended in 1991 for cocaine addiction and quit internationalfootball after failing the dope test in the 1994 World cup finals.

    Name this legend.

    Answer ??????

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    Answer!!!!

    Diego Maradona

    Diego Maradona, is regarded as one of the mostgifted footballers since Pele. Maradona failed

    the dope test for ephedrine at the 1994 WorldCup finals and was kicked out of the tournament.Soon after he quit international football.Maradona has already been hospitalised twice

    in 2004, battling cocaine addiction. He returnedin 2010 as the coach of Argentinas soccer team.

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    Born in 1960, this English international scored 48 goals from 80caps. He often passed the ball into the net rather than blasting it

    in. He saved England in the 1986 World Cup finals, when hescored a hattrick against Poland. Further goals against Paraguayand Argentina saw him finish as top scorer with six goals. Which

    legend are we talking about?

    Alvin Martin

    Gary Stevens

    Terry Butcher Gary Lineker

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    Answer!!!!

    Gary Lineker

    When he retired, Lineker's tally of internationalgoals was second to Sir Bobby Charlton's. He

    missed the chance to equal the record when hetamely chipped a penalty straight at thegoalkeeper in a friendly against Brazil. Hisinternational career ended when he was

    controversially substituted while captain by thencoach Graham Taylor in a disastrous EuropeanChampionship match in Sweden in 1992

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    He made a stunning impact on the 1990 World Cup finals at the age of 38.Having made 80 appearances for Cameroon, he was persuaded out ofretirement and helped Cameroon become the first African country to

    reach the quarter=finals. He scored four goals becoming the oldest playerto do so in the World Cup finals. Incredibly he bettered that feat in 1994,

    when he came on as a substitute to score against Russia at the age of 42.Which legend are we talking about?

    Roger Milla

    Ibrahim Aoudou

    Ephrem Mbom Juan Pierre Tokoto

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    Answer!!!!

    Roger Milla

    Roger Milla changed his last name fromMiller to Milla because he thought it

    sounded more African. Milla's opportunismsaw him scoring twice against Romaniaand Colombia in 1990. He was 42 at the1994 World Cup finals, when he came onas a substitute and scored in a 1-6 loss toRussia.

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    This pony-tailed playmaker was the world's most expensive player at the1990 World Cup finals. He flattered only to deceive, scoring a brilliantindividual goal against Czechoslovakia. He was voted European and

    World Footballer of the Year in 1993 and was a sensation in the 1994World Cup finals, almost single handedly dragging his team to the final.

    Ironically, it was his skied penalty in the final shootout that handed Brazilthe victory. Which Italian legend are we talking about?

    Roberto Baggio

    Nicola Berti

    Paolo Maldini Dino Baggio

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    Answer!!!!

    Roberto Baggio

    In the 1994 World Cup finals, Roberto Baggiohelped the Azzuris (Italians) against Nigeria with

    two late strikes, grabbed the winner againstSpain in a violent quarter-final and then scoredboth the goals in the semi-final win overBulgaria. Unfortunately, he missed in the penalty

    shootout against Brazil that condemned Italy toan unlucky defeat

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    He is a controversial Brazilian forward, who mixes raw opportunism andexceptional cool in front of the goal with a fiery temperature on and offthe pitch - "the night is my friend," he says. He provided a razor sharpcutting edge to a largely pragmatic Brazil team at the 1994 World Cupfinals, scoring the winner against Sweden in the semi-finals. He also

    scored against them in the group stages, with strikes against Cameroon,Russia and Holland taking his tally to five. Which legend are we talking

    about?

    Romario

    Bebeto

    Leonardo Muller

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    Answer!!!!

    Romario

    Romario starred in Brazil's 1988 Olympicteam and with PSV Eindhoven in Holland,before a move to Barcelona in 1993 sawhis international career take off. Romario,however, did not make it to the squad in

    Japan and South Korea in 2002.

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    He was captain and midfield general behind West Germany'ssuccess at the 1990 World Cup. The archetypical German

    footballer, he combined power, pace and skill with a ruthless eye

    for goal. He scored a brilliant goal against Yugoslavia and addedthree more as West Germany lifted the trophy in 1990. He was also

    in the side that reached the 1986 final and was captain again at the1994 World Cup finals. Which legend are we talking about?

    Jurgen Klinsmann

    Lothar Matthaues

    Pierre Littbarski Andreas Brehme

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    Answer!!!!

    Jurgen Klinsmann

    Jurgen Klinsmann was part of the WorldCup winning squad of 1990. He took overas head coach for the German nationalfootball team in July 2004 from ex-teammate Rudi Voeller.