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For each statement, guess which 2022 FIFA World Cup quarterfinalist it applies to.
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Last updated: December 6, 2022
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First submittedDecember 6, 2022
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Was home to Prince Henry the Navigator
The least populous country on this quiz
Has won more World Cups than any other country
The first country to legalize same-sex marriage
Not a member of the United Nations
Touches the Adriatic Sea
Most of its electricity comes from nuclear power
On the equator
Located in the Maghreb
Home to the highest mountain outside of Asia
Known for its casbahs
The world's leading producer of cork
The birthplace of Pope Francis
Has a flag that is only red and white
Has 12 time zones, more than any other country
Where gouda cheese comes from
Argentina
Brazil
Croatia
England
France
Morocco
Netherlands
Portugal
52 Comments
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Level 43
Dec 6, 2022
I wasn't expecting for Morocco having such a great team afterall, although of having Hakimi and Ziyech as references...
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Level 63
Dec 7, 2022
Mazraoui isn't half bad either. But yeah, if you'd told people ahead of the tournament that there would be one African country in the quarter finals, they would overwhelmingly have guessed Senegal, not Morocco.
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2022
It's impressive how Senegal could keep strong even without Mané. Mendy and Koulibaly are great components to the team, and for sure I would root for Senegal if I had choose any African country. Amrabat also had a great game against Spain, and Bounou was a true hero or maybe the Spanish players were too bad to score
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Level 50
Dec 7, 2022
There's Romain Saiss too
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2022
Let's say that Morocco has a good team for the African standards. Maybe equivalent to some European national teams, but I didn't expect that they could evolve a nice chemistry between themselves, mainly considering they could face Croatia and Belgium at the group stage.
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Level 62
Dec 8, 2022
and a potential Germany/Spain match-up in R of 16
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Level 76
Dec 9, 2022
As of now, Morocco has only conceded one goal in their last eight games and has only lost two in their last 44 games. They have many players in their starting 11 who play in the top European leagues.
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Level 68
Dec 6, 2022
Sad not to see the United States on here. ):

Next time...

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Level ∞
Dec 7, 2022
It means more to the Dutch so I'm happy they won.
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Level 82
Dec 7, 2022
If it matters a lot to 75% of Dutch people, but matters a lot to only 5% of Americans, that's still 3 million more people impacted positively if the Americans beat the Dutch... but my 5% figure may be an overestimate.
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Level 89
Dec 7, 2022
Junior high & elementary school kids who play soccer may take an interest in the first 2 or 3 scoreless hours of one game. Adults not so much.
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2022
While I'm also sorry to see that the US is not here, I don't mind that the Dutch won. They have a great squad and have come tantalizing close to winning the World Cup multiple times. They certainly deserve so at some point. And I also have a good feeling the US team might reach the quarter finals next World Cup when they play on our home turf :)
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Level 38
Dec 7, 2022
As a Dutchie, I sure am happy!
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2022
Netherlands has been advancing on this World Cup more by luck than by sense. The game against the USA was a great exhibition tho, and no wonder they are going to bother Argentina. I personally also preferred Netherlands to the USA, because the meaning it would be to a Dutch, would be way worse than it would be to an American. More like the bad atmosphere felt in Peru after their saddening lose to Australia in the recap. If it would be the opposite, the Australians would feel that less than the Peruvians.
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Level 47
Jun 15, 2023
I, as an Australian would feel very sad if Australia hadn't made it as we have made the World Cup every time from '06 to the present and we have often performed far better than even the most optimistic fan would hope
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Level 76
Feb 15, 2023
@IsleAuHaulte Most of the world disagrees with you, but go ahead and remain in your bubble.
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Level 75
Dec 7, 2022
The USA will probably make it to the quarter finals of the 2023 World Series so there's some good news for them there.
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Level 63
Dec 7, 2022
I have to say the post-match Twitter exchange between Joe Biden and Mark Rutte was the sweetest thing I've seen between two heads of government in this war-dominated year of geopolitics.
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2022
Thought it said leading producer of pork! 🤣
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Level 78
Dec 7, 2022
Same 🤦‍♂️
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Level 75
Dec 7, 2022
Ruined my perfect score!!
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Level 76
Dec 7, 2022
Nice quiz
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Level 61
Dec 7, 2022
The answers are sequenced. You might want to change that. If you remember which order you answered the 8 first questions, you'll can just use that order to answer the next 8.
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Level ∞
Dec 7, 2022
Randomized
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Level 68
Dec 7, 2022
Great quiz. You got that done quickly too! Ashamed to say the UN one stumped me. England not UK duh.
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Level 72
Dec 7, 2022
Yep. I also fell for that one
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Level 65
Dec 7, 2022
And another! And I effin live there! Doh!
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2022
Yep, I was shocked by that question and ended up getting it wrong :/
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Level 56
Dec 7, 2022
En-Nesyri is such a good player
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Level 65
Dec 7, 2022
Nice one QM. Thank you
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Level 77
Dec 7, 2022
Very fun.
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Level 40
Dec 7, 2022
@IsleAuHaulte : and so will the rest of the world
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Level 84
Dec 7, 2022
For most people who've grown up in the U.S., watching U.S. sports, soccer/football is an acquired taste. I got hooked in '97 after catching an electrifying 4-3 Liverpool win over Newcastle. Almost any sport has the potential to be ultra-exciting and captivating. (e.g. watching Ronnie O'Sullivan playing snooker)

I've gotten some wonderful naps in while watching a soccer/footy match. But I've also seen matches that rank in my personal Top 10 sports moments ever. (Man City winning the Prem on Aguero's goal in 2012; Liverpool overcoming a three-goal deficit to beat Messi & Barcelona)

I just wish they would clean up the diving and all the histrionics, which with all the cameras now, would be very easy to do. Yellow card for ANY shirt pull/grab; yellow card for ANY attempt to deceive the referee or exaggerate a foul. And 1 yellow for each barrel roll by Neymar when he throws himself to the ground.

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Level 82
Dec 7, 2022
Just my personal subjective opinion but I feel like every sport is pretty objectively boring and silly unless you have some personal or emotional investment in the outcome of the sport... a favorite team... or player... or participation of your school or country or city's team and out of some national or municipal pride you care if that team wins... or even if you have bet money on the game. Otherwise... it's hard for me to fathom how anyone can watch for the 1-2+ hour duration of a typical match (or the 3 years or whatever it takes for a cricket test match to resolve) and stay interested. I'd make some possible exceptions for a couple things that are more visceral and with more obvious components of direct competition/performance and have less esoteric rules or scoring systems... such as... MMA... or auto racing... or some extreme sports... but they're all unbelievably dull to me, and I imagine that this is mostly because I don't care who wins.
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Level 43
Dec 7, 2022
Differently from net sports like tennis or volleyball, the invasion sports like football or basketball are probably more appreciated because of the "freedom sensation" it gives to the player, as you can build amazing plays with the ball. Basically everything can happen on this type of sport, and, as you said, the victory means a lot of pride to a fan of rooting for their nation or club, if you consider that there is a lot of free space to provocations if the opposite happens.

I also have to say that football is a great sport because of its league organization, although of a long calendar. At least to a Brazilian club, you have a lot of competitions to play almost simultaneously, and winning them would be symbol of eternal glory. Or else you can bitter a melancholy relegation.

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Level 93
Dec 10, 2022
To make soccer more exciting:

1) Too many players on a side - make it six instead of eleven

2) Reduce the size of the field

3) Reduce the size of the goal

4) Reduce the total time period from 90 to 60 minutes

5) Play it on ice

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Level 93
Dec 10, 2022
In all seriousness, I wouldn't mind if there be a time limit for one side to get it across the midfield line and then it would be a foul for them to kick it back into their own end. None of this endless passing back and forth at midfield and then back to the goalkeeper.
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Level 43
Dec 10, 2022
For the first four characteristics, you could have an alternative sport: futsal. 5 players each side, small court, small goals, and two 20-minute periods. I don’t think these changes would be adaptable to football, because the premise is to difficult the player’s way to score a goal. Depending of the game, 90 minutes is sufficient, but I agree it may be kind of boring. I wouldn’t decrease the players’ number, because I don’t think the game would be that evolving if you had one defender, one forward, although you can use different formations to make that “possible” with 11 players. About field and goal size... I don’t know :/

But here we come to a point: if the football was played on the ice, it would be a really restrict sport to Arctic clubs and countries. It wouldn’t be an accessible sport, which is the main premise of football: being it easy to play, and accessible to everyone.

But yes, I can relate to passing the ball all way back to the defense being boring...

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Level 93
Dec 10, 2022
It was meant to be a joke - turning soccer into ice hockey . . .
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Level 43
Dec 10, 2022
Lol. Lol. :/ But about ice hockey, it’s painful forcing the vision to try to see the disk on the ground. JUST PAINFUL.

and i was almost forgetting, please dont talk about neymar without brazilian authorization

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Level 93
Dec 11, 2022
On a serious note, some time ago the network showing NHL games here in the States tried adding a colorful streak to the movements of the puck so watchers could follow it. For ice hockey purists like myself who have been playing hockey for decades, it was blasphemy. Plus an absolutely failed experiment since it was so distracting.
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Level 43
Dec 11, 2022
Jesus Christ... I guess the graphic elements are useful when the ball, the disk, or whatever is not in play. Like a foul at football.
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Level 84
Dec 7, 2022
Got everything except for Prince Henry the Navigator. Heading to Wikipedia.
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Level 29
Dec 7, 2022
Isn't England part of the UN?
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Level 74
Dec 7, 2022
no its part of the uk
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Level 55
Dec 7, 2022
Feel like Prince Henry the Navigator is misleading, since it's a complete Anglicization. I know It's how he is commonly known, but his real name was Dom Henrique.
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Level 43
Dec 9, 2022
Well, at least I’m on a quarterfinals quiz.

f*ck you livakovic

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Level 43
Dec 10, 2022
We are Morocco
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Level 93
Dec 10, 2022
Good for Morocco. Time to get some new blood into the semis and finals. Also happy for Croatia. Congrats!
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Level 77
Dec 10, 2022
Having very Croatian in-laws, Croatia getting to the final four has made my life measurably more enjoyable!
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Level 43
Dec 10, 2022
The way everybody just started cheering for Croatia is like if I was arrested by my old and good Brazil of several years ago. I wonder if the final could be Croatia VS Morocco and boufal would score twice
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Level 57
May 27, 2023
I was expecting questions... It doesn't work