Sports quiz of the week: Ronaldo, England v Scotland and big earners

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<span>Photograph: László Balogh/AP</span>
Photograph: László Balogh/AP
  1. In the build-up to the game between England and Scotland at Wembley on Friday night, minds have inevitably drifted back to their previous meeting at a major tournament, at Euro 96, when Paul Gascoigne scored an iconic goal in a 2-0 win for England. Who set up his goal?

    1. Teddy Sheringham

    2. Stuart Pearce

    3. Darren Anderton

    4. Jamie Redknapp

  2. When was the last time Scotland qualified for a tournament and England did not?

    1. World Cup 78

    2. Euro 84

    3. Euro 92

    4. World Cup 94

  3. Euro 2020 is not the only major international tournament taking place at the minute. Brazil is hosting the Copa América. Which of these legends has won that tournament?

    1. Pelé

    2. Diego Maradona

    3. Lionel Messi

    4. Ronaldo

  4. The US Open is being played at Torrey Pines in California this weekend. The prize money at the US Open is the highest of the four majors. How much will the winning golfer be paid?

    1. $90,210

    2. $999,999

    3. $2.25m

    4. $10m

  5. In the women’s singles at the French Open, what did the four semi-finalists have in common?

    1. None of them had won a grand slam before

    2. They all have the same first names

    3. They were all from the same country

    4. They were all teenagers

  6. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 105th and 106th goals for Portugal in their opening fixture at Euro 2020. Ronaldo is now just three goals behind the man at the top of the all-time goals list in international football. Which country did he represent?

    1. Brazil

    2. Argentina

    3. Egypt

    4. Iran

  7. England have already made a little bit of history at Euro 2020. After nine attempts in previous tournaments, they have finally won an opening game at a European Championship. Which team has done the opposite, finally losing an opening game after going unbeaten in their 12 previous opening fixtures?

    1. Spain

    2. Russia

    3. Scotland

    4. Germany

  8. England’s starting XI against Croatia did not feature any Manchester United, Liverpool or Arsenal players. When was the last time England kicked off a game at a major tournament without any players from the country’s three most successful clubs?

    1. World Cup 2006

    2. Euro 1992

    3. World Cup 1966

    4. It had never happened before

  9. St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson is having a great few months. His club won the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup this season. Why was he celebrating this week?

    1. He set a new record for climbing the 214 Wainwright peaks in the Lake District in less than a week

    2. He broke the course record at the New Dunblane Golf Course with a seven-under par round of 62

    3. His son made his debut for Chile at the Copa América

    4. He was called into the Scotland squad for Euro 2020 as their third goalkeeper

  10. Sergio Ramos is leaving Real Madrid after 16 years at the club. During that time he played 671 games, scored 101 goals and won 22 titles – including four Champions Leagues. How many times was he sent off while playing for Madrid?

    1. 16

    2. 22

    3. 26

    4. 32

  11. New Zealand and India are bidding to become the first world champions in Test cricket this weekend, when they meet in the World Test Championship final. In which city is the Test being played?

    1. London

    2. Chicago

    3. Southampton

    4. Jakarta


1:C - Alan Shearer scored England’s other goal, which was set up by Gary Neville., 2:A - Scotland went out in the group stage, as usual., 3:D - Ronaldo won the Copa América twice, in 1997 and 1999, scoring in both finals., 4:C - The total pot of prize money is $12.5m., 5:A - None of them had even played in a grand slam final before., 6:D - Ali Daei scored 109 goals in 149 games for Iran between 1993 and 2006., 7:D - They were playing the world champions, to be fair., 8:B - The England team picked by Graham Taylor to face France at Euro 92 did not have any United, Liverpool or Arsenal players. Here is that team in full: Chris Woods (Sheffield Wednesday); Martin Keown (Everton), Des Walker (Nottingham Forest), Stuart Pearce (Nottingham Forest); Andy Sinton (QPR), Trevor Steven (Marseille), Carlton Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday), David Batty (Leeds), David Platt (Bari); Gary Lineker (Tottenham Hotspur), Alan Shearer (Southampton)., 9:B - Davidson has been a member at the club for 34 years. “It is a hard course to score low on,” he said. “My uncle held the course record for ages with a 64 and I have always wanted to beat him!”, 10:C - Incredibly – but perhaps not that surprisingly – he played under 12 different managers at Real Madrid: Vanderlei Luxemburgo, Juan Ramón López Caro, Fabio Capello, Bernd Schuster, Juande Ramos, Manuel Pellegrini, José Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benítez, Zinedine Zidane (twice), Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari., 11:C - The final was originally going to be held at Lord’s but was moved to the Rose Bowl in Southampton as it has a built-in hotel, which would make it easier for players to stay within their bubbles.


  1. 2 and above.

    Ah well. Have a great weekend

  2. 3 and above.

    Ah well. Have a great weekend

  3. 4 and above.

    A decent score. Have a great weekend

  4. 5 and above.

    A decent score. Have a great weekend

  5. 6 and above.

    A fine score. Have a great weekend

  6. 7 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  7. 8 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  8. 9 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  9. 10 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  10. 11 and above.

    Superb. Have a great weekend

  11. 0 and above.

    Ah well. Have a great weekend

  12. 1 and above.

    Ah well. Have a great weekend

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