World Cup Nuggets Daily: Quiz Questions!


We promised, and then after a couple of weeks, we delivered. Here in one place are ALL the fiendish World Cup Nuggets quiz questions as set by Nugget Master Richard Foster in our World Cup Nuggets Daily podcasts.


We've said it on the podcast pretty much every day but the person who submits the most correct answers to us by a closing date yet to be specified will win the full suite of Halcyon books. Christmas sorted early. Please submit your answers to


So, best of luck and away we go! 


Name the three players from 1978 World Cup-winning team who went on to play club football in England?

What role did Andrew Redmayne play in Australia's qualification for Qatar?

Belgium have reached the World Cup semi-finals twice, in Russia 4 years ago and in which other year?

What change did Brazil bring about after the 1950 loss to Uruguay to change their luck before next World Cup?

How old was Roger Milla when he scored his last goal at the World Cup Finals?

What unique double did manager John Herdman achieve when Canada qualified for Qatar 2022?

Costa Rica
'Les Ticos' won their first ever World Cup match 1-0 in 1990 against which team?

How many goals did Davor Suker score in the 1998 World Cup Finals?

Which company made that iconic 1986 kit?

In 1998 Ecuador qualified out of their group for the only time - who scored the goal that knocked them out in the Round of 16?

Apart from Gary Lineker who is the only England player to have scored more than one goal in 2 different World Cups?

What was unique about Lilian Thuram's brace of goals in 1998 semi-final?

Germany - Argentina is the joint most common fixture at the World Cup Finals. How many times have they met?

Who is Jordan and Andre Ayew's footballing dad?

Ali Daei held world record for number of international goals before Cristiano Ronaldo broke it. How may goals did Ali Daei score for Iran?

What is the Japanese link between Arsene Wenger and Gary Lineker?

South Korea
Which Italian club threatened to cancel Jung-Hwan Ahn's registration after he scored the winning goal in last 16 against Italy in 2002?

Mexico became first country to host the World Cup twice. Which country was originally selected to host the 1986 tournament but had to withdraw?

Morocco drew 0-0 with England in 1986 - which England player was sent off in that game, becoming first England player to receive a red card at the World Cup Finals?

They've been in 3 Finals and lost them all, but what World Cup record double do the Dutch hold from their first Final in 1974?

How many goals has Robert Lewandowski scored at the World Cup Finals?

In 1966 they were 3-0 down in the quarter-final before recovering to win 5-3, against which team?

If they do stumble at first hurdle, Qatar would be only the second host to not qualify from their group. Who was the only other host to fail to get into the next round?

Saudi Arabia
Their top scorer in World Cups, Sami Al-Jaber who has scored 3 in 4 tournaments (1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006), joined which English Midlands club briefly in 2000?

What Premier League record did Sadio Mane break in May 2015 when playing for Southampton vs Aston Villa?

In 1974 Yugoslavia beat Zaire to equal the biggest ever victory at WCF - what was the score?

What was the unusual about Spain's 4 knock-out matches in 2010?

The Switzerland-Austria quarter-final in 1954 is still the highest aggregate score for a World Cup match. How many goals were scored in the match?

Who was the manager who brought Wahbi Khazri to Sunderland from Bordeaux?

Uruguay hold the record for the quickest World Cup red card when José Batista was dismissed vs Scotland in 1986. After how many minutes did he receive his marching orders?

In 1994, the US hosted the World Cup (and will do again in 2026 with Canada & Mexico) - what was the venue for the Final in 1994? 

Who scored Wales' first World Cup goal back in 1958?