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July 15, 2024

A quiz for soccer fans.


Over the last couple of weeks, fans of the world’s most popular sport were riveted as the men’s championships played out in Europe and the United States. Last weekend, Spain took on England at the UEFA EURO 2024 championship in Berlin, Germany, while Argentina and Colombia duked it out for the CONMEBOL Copa AméricaTM title in Miami, Florida. Fans of the beautiful game (soccer) can test their knowledge of the tournaments by taking this brief quiz.


1. In the history of European Championship matches, 30 own goals have been scored. (An own goal is when a team scores on itself.) How many own goals were tallied in the 2024 tournament prior to last weekend?

a. Two

b. Four

c. Seven

d. Ten


2. Colombia beat Uruguay in the Copa América semifinal. For some of that match, Colombia had 10 players on the field after losing a player to a red card. How long did the team compete with only 10 players?

a. 15 minutes

b. 45 minutes

c. 60 minutes

d. During injury time (aka stoppage time)


3. Spain’s Lamine Yamal was the youngest player to start in the Champions league and the youngest to score at the European Championship. How old was he when he scored?

a. 15

b. 16

c. 17

d. 18


4. Who holds the record for the most assists – passes that lead directly to goals – in the Copa América tournament?

a. Luis Suarez

b. Lionel Messi

c. Luis Figo

d. James Rodriguez


5. Bonus question: Which women’s team won the 2024 CONCACAF W Gold Cup?

a. Mexico

b. United States

c. Canada

d. Brazil


What’s your favorite bit of soccer trivia?

Answers: 1) d; 2) b; 3) b; 4) d; 5) b

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