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Sports quiz of the week: Euro 2024, Rory McIlroy and Copa América

<span><a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/players/3903793/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Cristiano Ronaldo;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Cristiano Ronaldo</a>, Rory McIlroy and Lionel Messi.</span><span>Composite: AMA/Getty; Getty; AFP/Getty</span>


<span><a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/players/3903793/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Cristiano Ronaldo;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Cristiano Ronaldo</a>, Rory McIlroy and Lionel Messi.</span><span>Composite: AMA/Getty; Getty; AFP/Getty</span>
  1. Niclas Füllkrug scored for Germany against Scotland in the opening match of Euro 2024. What else did he do that evening?

    1. He proposed to his girlfriend (who said yes)

    2. He was elected into the German parliament

    3. He became a father to triplets

    4. He broke a fan’s hand with a wayward shot in the warmup

  2. Which team took the lead in a Euro 2024 match after just 23 seconds (but lost)?

    1. Poland

    2. Czech Republic

    3. Albania

    4. Georgia

  3. Five of the managers at Euro 2024 were born in which country?

    1. Spain

    2. Germany

    3. Italy

    4. Brazil

  4. Francisco Conceição scored for Portugal against the Czech Republic. His father, Sergio Conceição, is the only Portuguese player to have …

    1. … been sent off at the Euros

    2. … scored in a Euros final

    3. … scored a hat-trick at the Euros

    4. … won the Euros and the European Cup

  5. Who set a new record by playing in his sixth Euros?

    1. Pepe

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    3. Luka Modric

    4. Xherdan Shaqiri

  6. The England rugby union team are playing their first Test in which country on Saturday?

    1. Japan

    2. United States

    3. Fiji

    4. Argentina

  7. South Africa are playing Wales on Saturday. Where?

    1. Tokyo

    2. Twickenham

    3. Cape Town

    4. Dubai

  8. Rory McIlroy finished second at the US Open this year, one shot behind winner Bryson DeChambeau. He also finished second at the tournament last year, a shot behind which player?

    1. Wyndham Clark

    2. Jon Rahm

    3. Scottie Scheffler

    4. Xander Schauffele

  9. The swimmer Rafael Fente-Damers booked his place at the Olympics this week after posting a brilliant time at the French trials. What happened next?

    1. He said he will not compete if Marine Le Pen’s party wins the election

    2. He urinated in the pool as part of a Just Stop Oil protest

    3. He dislocated his shoulder while celebrating in the pool

    4. He retired from the sport immediately, saying only: “My race is run”

  10. Katie Archibald of Great Britain reacts after winning the women's omnium points race at the UEC track cycling elite European championships, at the Velodrome Suisse, in Grenchen, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

    Katie Archibald of Great Britain reacts after winning the women’s omnium points race at the UEC track cycling elite European championships, at the Velodrome Suisse, in Grenchen, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

    The British cyclist Katie Archibald, who won Olympic gold medals in Rio and Tokyo, will miss this summer’s Games in Paris after she suffered a freak injury. What happened?

    1. She fell off a Peloton bike

    2. She tripped over a step in her garden

    3. She dislocated her shoulder while lifting the TV remote to turn off the England v Denmark game

    4. Archibald sneezed so violently she sprained a ligament in her back

  11. Euro 2024 is not the only major tournament this year. The Copa América – the tournament for teams from South America – is also up and running. Where will the final be played?

    1. Medellín

    2. Miami

    3. Manaus

    4. Maracaibo

  12. Lionel Messi has scored 13 goals at the Copa América. Which two players at this year’s tournament have scored more?

    1. Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani

    2. Paolo Guerrero and Eduardo Vargas

    3. Enner Valencia and Salomón Rondón

    4. Neymar and Alexis Sánchez

  13. Jürgen Klopp was back at Anfield this week. Why?

    1. He had forgotten to drop off his keys to the training ground

    2. To go to a Taylor Swift concert

    3. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of Liverpool

    4. He gave a training session for Everton’s youth teams – after losing a bet with Sean Dyche this season

  14. It’s Royal Ascot week. Ascot has featured in a few Bond movies. It made an appearance in A View to Kill as a race course. It was also used in Skyfall as …

    1. … a cricket stadium

    2. … an airport

    3. … a cricket ground

    4. … MI6 headquarters in London

  15. Who is the only jockey to have won more than 100 races at Royal Ascot?

    1. Frankie Dettori

    2. Lester Piggott

    3. George Formby

    4. Ryan Moore

  16. The Premier League fixtures were announced this week. What is unusual about West Ham’s first nine games?

    1. They play the top nine teams in the league from last season – in order

    2. All nine games will be played in London

    3. They are playing them all away from home as Taylor Swift is performing a series of concerts at the London Stadium

    4. Their opponents are all in alphabetical order (Arsenal, Bournemouth, Chelsea, Everton, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Southampton, Wolves)

Solutions

1:D – The Germany fan was taken to hospital and missed the match., 2:C – Nedim Bajrami gave Albania a quick lead but Italy won the game 2-1. Albania also took the lead in their second game, against Croatia, but they didn’t win that either. , 3:C – Italy (Luciano Spalletti), Slovakia (Francesco Calzona), Turkey (Vincenzo Montella), Belgium (Domenico Tedesco) and Hungary (Marco Rossi) managers were all born in Italy. , 4:C – Francisco plays for Porto, where he was managed this season by his dad., 5:B – He has scored in five of them – for now., 6:A – They will come up against their old friend Eddie Jones, who is back managing Japan., 7:B – The Principality Stadium in Cardiff is not available as Taylor Swift and the Foo Fighters are gigging there this week. Wales say they will be the “away” team at Twickenham., 8:A – McIlroy has finished second in majors more often than your quizmaster can bear. , 9:C – Let’s hope he recovers in time for the Games. Get well soon, Rafael., 10:B – “I tripped over a step in the garden and managed to, somehow, dislocate my ankle; break my tibia and fibula; and rip two ligaments off the bone. What the heck,” she posted on social media. We wish her well., 11:B – The tournament has expanded to 16 teams this year. USA are hosting and Mexico, Jamaica, Canada, Costa Rica and Panama have joined the 10 South American countries., 12:B – The tremendously efficient Norberto Méndez is the tournament’s all-time top scorer. He played for Argentina 31 times, scored 19 goals and won the Copa América three times. , 13:B – She is everywhere., 14:B – The grandstand at Ascot stood in for Shanghai Airport. The filmmakers did something similar for GoldenEye in 1995, when Epsom doubled up as St Petersburg Airport., 15:B – Piggott ended his career with 116 winners at Royal Ascot. The racecourse put up a statue of him five years ago to mark his achievements., 16:B – West Ham face Crystal Palace, Fulham, Chelsea, Brentford and Spurs in their first nine games.

Scores

  1. 4 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next time.

  2. 5 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next time.

  3. 6 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next time.

  4. 7 and above.

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

  5. 8 and above.

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

  6. 3 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next time.

  7. 2 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next time.

  8. 1 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next time.

  9. 16 and above.

    That’s a fantastic score. Have a great weekend.

  10. 9 and above.

    Not bad. Not bad at all.

  11. 11 and above.

    That’s a fantastic score. Have a good weekend.

  12. 10 and above.

    That’s a decent score. Have a good weekend.

  13. 12 and above.

    That’s a fantastic score. Have a good weekend.

  14. 14 and above.

    That’s a fantastic score. Have a great weekend.

  15. 13 and above.

    That’s a fantastic score. Have a good weekend.

  16. 0 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next time.

  17. 15 and above.

    That’s a fantastic score. Have a great weekend.



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