Peter Goldstein

Peter Goldstein is a professor at Juniata College in Pennsylvania in the USA. He has been World Cup crazy since 1966. He will share his views about the past, present and future of this event.

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France 1998 deluxe trivia quiz

    It was only 4 years ago, but how closely were you paying attention and how much do you really remember? Here's a wide-ranging trivia quiz: some of the answers will be readily available in book and Internet sources, but many will not. Feel free to e-mail me your answer list; the answers will be posted here in about two weeks, and we'll mention the people who had the most correct responses. No prizes, unfortunately...

1) Which starting striker was kicked off his team for insubordination after the first group game?

2) Which player hit the post less than 30 seconds into a game?

3) Which team dyed their hair blond before their last first-round game?

4) Italy drew 2-2 with Chile on a penalty called for a handball, although replays showed it was unintentional. Who was the Chilean who was called for the handball?

5) Norway defeated Brazil on a penalty for which initial replays showed no foul; however, several days later replays confirmed the referee's call. Who was the referee, who was the Brazilian who committed the foul, and who was the Norwegian who was fouled?

6) Which player scored a goal and then was red-carded in the same game?

7) Who was the first coach to be fired during the tournament?

8) Mexico accomplished a feat previously performed only by West Germany in 1958. What was it?

9) Name all the players who scored directly from free kicks.

10) Which players scored on headers in more than one game?

11) Cameroon drew with Chile, but they had a potential game-winning goal disallowed in the second half for what to most neutral viewers appeared a nonexistent foul. Who scored the non-goal?

12) Which team scored 3 goals in second-half injury time?

13) Which team started the same 10 outfield players in all three group games?

14) What color were the shirt, shorts, and socks in Holland's strip in their game against Belgium?

15) True or False: Brazil wore the same strip in every game.

16) Which keeper saved a free kick from Jose Luis Chilavert?

17) Which player missed a penalty kick (penalty shootouts not included)?

18) Zinedine Zidane scored two goals off headers from corners in the Final. Who took the corners?

19) Which was the only game which started with both keepers as captains of their teams?

20) Who was the oldest player to score a goal in the tournament?

21) Who made the pass for Dennis Bergkamp's game-winning goal against Argentina?

22) Which player was suspended by FIFA for two games for insulting the referee after the game in which his team was eliminated?

23) Which player scored a goal that went in after hitting the crossbar, the keeper, and a defender?

24) Which player scored only seconds after he had come on as a substitute?

25) Which player was booked during a penalty shootout?

26) Which player scored on a penalty that had to be taken twice?

27) Name all the games in which the winner came from behind (games decided on penalties do not count).

28) Name the games in which all the goals were scored from headers.

29) True or False: Luis Hernandez' injury-time goal against Holland assured Mexico of a place in the second round.

30) Which teams were reduced to nine men in at least one of their games?



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