2018 World Cup quiz - Round 1

Hirving Lozano of Mexico. | AP

1. What game did the Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov get his squad to play prior to the start of the World Cup to relax them?

2. What is the nickname of the Mexican winger Hirving Lozano, who played a starring role in their upset win over Germany? It comes from the pranks he used to play on his teammates after hiding under beds and jumping out on them, similar to the killer doll from a movie series.

3. Among the 23 players in the Iceland squad for the 2018 World Cup, all but one name doesn’t end with ‘son’. Who is the odd one out?

4. The first African team to reach a World Cup quarterfinal is playing in the current edition in a group that includes an Asian nation. Which team and when did they achieve this feat?

5. World Cup history was made in the match between France and Australia when VAR was used to determine that Antoine Griezmann had been fouled and hence France was awarded a penalty. Which Australian player committed the foul?

6. Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup jersey, designed by Nike, has been in such demand that pre-order sales reached 3-million, according to the Nigerian FA. What are the patterns in this jersey supposed to resemble?

7. Croatia’s forward Nikola Kalinic has been sent home by his management after his refusal to do something that happened during the first round of matches. What was the reason for Kalinic’s removal?

8. The Portugese Carlos Queiroz is the current manager of the Iran football team. He served 5 seasons as an assistant manager and a vital cog to the success of which Premier League side between 2002 and 2008?

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