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Argentina... or France?

It's a World Cup trivia showdown. Try to guess whether each statement applies to Argentina, France, or both.
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Last updated: December 14, 2022
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1. Has a larger surface area
Argentina
France
2. Has a larger population
Argentina
France
3. Has been the birthplace of a pope
Argentina
France
Both
Pope Francis was born in Argentina, whereas 16 different popes were born in France
4. Has territory in South America
Argentina
France
Both
Remember that French Guiana is located in South America
5. Its name is derived from the Latin word for "silver"
Argentina
France
Both
Argentum is the Latin word for silver
6. Che Guevara was born there
Argentina
France
7. Claims territory in Antarctica
Argentina
France
Both
8. Has a flag with red, white, and blue stripes
Argentina
France
Both
9. Has fought a war against the United Kingdom
Argentina
France
Both
Argentina fought the UK during the Falklands War. The United Kingdom last battled France during the Napoleonic Wars.
10. Has the higher maximum elevation
Argentina
France
11. Has a higher percentage of Muslim residents
Argentina
France
12. Has nuclear weapons
Argentina
France
Both
13. Has had a female President
Argentina
France
Both
Argentina has been led by two women: Isabel Perón (1974–1976) and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (2007–2015)
14. Chinchillas are native to the country
Argentina
France
Both
15. Neanderthals once lived there
Argentina
France
Both
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Level 66
Dec 14, 2022
Isn't the game happening in… four days! Still a while.
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Level 50
Dec 14, 2022
I want France to win
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Level 68
Dec 15, 2022
Argentina! France won last time
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2022
Messi deserves a WC france don't
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Level 69
Nov 27, 2023
He does not.
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Level 25
Jan 31, 2024
Well he already did lol
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Level 60
Dec 14, 2022
That was quick
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Level 43
Dec 14, 2022
Is it possible that both teams lose the game?
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Level 65
Dec 15, 2022
No, there will be 1 winner. Be it in 90 minutes, 120 minutes or the glorified coin toss that are penalty kicks
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2022
r/whoosh There will be at least a loser, if this can comfort me... I wonder how stubborn Mbappé is gonna be if he win his second World Cup with 23 years old. By far I prefer Messi with one than Mbappé with two. Sadly, Messi was born in the wrong country.

faltavam 4 minutos...

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Level 33
Dec 15, 2022
If Messi was born in another country instead of Argentina, maybe he would never be a football player
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2022
At least he could realize his dream playing guitar on a cover band!
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Level 77
Dec 14, 2022
I really, really hope the follow-up to this quiz is Argentina: True or False.
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Level 66
Dec 15, 2022
I made that a while ago. You can see it here!
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Level 80
Dec 14, 2022
I was really hoping it was going to be Morocco vs Croatia :(
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Level 50
Dec 14, 2022
It is, but not the finals
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Level 80
Dec 15, 2022
I know that, but the third place match is just a consolation prize. I really wanted there to be a winner that had never won a World Cup. Otherwise, the games are kind of boring. I pretty much called the final from the beginning. I would have said France vs. Brazil to begin with, but France vs. Argentina would be a close second.
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Level 86
Dec 15, 2022
So did I, because I like when there is a new winner in a competition (not a great fan of champions in general, no, I prefer sharing. And suspense.)

Ironically, it could also have meant that Belgium was in fact the third best team in the competition ^^ (and they still could be the fifth anyway).

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Level 43
Dec 15, 2022
It’s impressive how Brazil can throw curses on the teams that eliminate them. It happened with Germany after 2014 (eliminated twice at group stage), Belgium after 2018 (eliminated at group stage), and hopefully will happen with Croatia after 2022.

But being honest, Belgium can be a World Cup winner if the team gets a strong collective.

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Level 52
Dec 15, 2022
Not any more though, 2022 was Belgium's last chance, all of their good players will be too old for next time.
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2022
I also like it when new teams win and I usually root for the underdog... but this year, I'm all behind Argentina. Messi's worked so hard to get to this point and he definitely deserves a win before he retires.
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2022
Portuguese still believe that Ronaldo will play 2026 FWC with 41 years old, so I don't suspect that Mertens will be sprinting as a gazelle with 39 years old. And you see:

Messi deserves the World Cup, Argentina doesn't deserve the World Cup, and consequently we can conclude that Argentina doesn't deserve Messi.

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Level 58
May 19, 2023
Why wouldn't Argentina deserve the world cup?
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Level 25
Jan 31, 2024
Racism.
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Level 50
Dec 15, 2022
Why doesn't Argentina deserve a world cup though?
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2022
I'm sensing just a slight hint of bias in these statements
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2022
Rooting for someone in football doesn’t need that logic at all.
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2022
Pretty simple, but I suppose it had to be done for Sunday.

One for the third place play-off too?

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Level 72
Dec 15, 2022
The UK did not exist during the Napoleonic Wars! Please reword!
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Level 80
Dec 15, 2022
Actually, it appears that it did exist. The Napoleonic Wars began in 1803 and per Wikipedia, “The term ‘United Kingdom’ became official in 1801 when the parliaments of Great Britain and Ireland each passed an Act of Union, uniting the two kingdoms and creating the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.” I think Quizmaster chose to put only the Napoleonic Wars and not the Seven Years’ Wars for that very reason.
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Level 72
Dec 16, 2022
I stand corrected
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Level 38
Dec 17, 2022
🤓
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Level 69
Dec 15, 2022
What a sad comment on our culture that such a high percentage know that Guevara was born in Argentina.
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Level 71
Dec 15, 2022
What's sad about that? Che Guevara is a famous historical figure. He took part in the Cuban Revolution--which alone should clue one into the fact he's from Latin America--and has a Hispanic-sounding name. He's obviously not from France. I don't see how it's alarming if "too many" people get an answer right--what's alarming is if too many people get it wrong.
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Level 79
Dec 15, 2022
"Our" culture?
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Level 62
Dec 15, 2022
I didn't, but I thought it would make the most sense for someone from a Spanish-speaking country to be a revolutionist from another Spanish-speaking country.
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Level 68
Dec 15, 2022
You must be proud of me then :)
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Level 50
Dec 15, 2022
I'm guessing you wanted a 'Both' option on that question.
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Level 78
Dec 15, 2022
This comment is completely and utterly nonsensical.

First off, a fair percentage of people who got that answer correct probably didn't specifically know that he was born in Argentina, they simply made the logical guess that he was more likely to have been born in South America than in Europe, and also more likely to have been born in a Spanish-speaking country than in a French-speaking country.

And beyond that... I (and undoubtedly lots of other people who frequent a quiz website) know a lot about many of the most evil people in history... that doesn't mean I support them, or condone their actions in any way. What's "sad" is that so many people don't know anything about these historical figures, and will just blithely allow the kinds of horrors they perpetrated to happen again.

In the future, I'd advise actually thinking about what you're saying before saying (or typing) it, and also thinking about whether it's worded logically, before just blurting out utter and complete nonsense.

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Level 76
Feb 22, 2023
Implying Guevara is one of the most evil people in history is sadly indicative of the extent of anti-commie propaganda. Now I'm not a supporter of communism nor defend Guevara's actions, but he's no different than thousands of other war leaders. And a lot of the stuff that he's accused of is plain fabrication made up by some far right people.
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Level 25
Jan 31, 2024
He was a killer and pyscopath.
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Level 43
Dec 15, 2022
14/15
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2022
I was totally expecting a question of who will win the FIFA World Cup in 2022!!
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Level 87
Dec 16, 2022
"Best place to have steak au poivre"?
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Level 15
Dec 16, 2022
Fun little quiz!!
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Level 68
Oct 31, 2023
It's great how that worked out for Qatar! Got to host a World Cup just on their own merits and the obviously good idea that is such a competition is 45°C heat in the middle of a desert, without any corruption in the selection process.

It turned out to be a great opportunity to never talk about all the slave workers that don't exist or, Human rights abuses that are totally not still happening.

And they got to have their two most valued football properties (Mbappé and Messi, who both at the time played for Qatar-owned PSG) square off in the final without any referreeing controversy (in the England or Netherlands games, for instance).

Can't wait for the same thing to happen in Saudi Arabia in 2034 (since virtually no other country will be allowed to submit a bid).

Thanks FIFA! You're the-opposite-of-ruining football, you non-corrupt anti-mafia!