The Big Monday World Cup quiz

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The second day of the World Cup promises plenty of drama, as six teams – including Gareth Southgate's England – get their campaigns under way in Qatar.

The Three Lions have reached at least the semi-finals at their two previous major tournaments, and will be targeting a solid start to their bid for a first major trophy since 1966 when they face Iran in Monday's early match.

The Netherlands then face a Senegal side reeling from the absence of their key man Sadio Mane after the Bayern Munich attacker was ruled out with a leg injury.

Wales' first World Cup game in 64 years rounds off the day, as they play the United States in an intriguing affair at the Al-Rayyan Stadium.

Ahead of Monday's fixtures, test your football expertise with our Opta-powered World Cup quiz. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. Harry Kane is hoping to win a second consecutive World Cup Golden Boot after scoring six goals at the 2018 tournament, but how many of those efforts came in the group stage? 

2. Which Netherlands forward was directly involved in more goals than any other player in the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup (18), scoring 12 and assisting six in 10 games?

3. How many of Wales' 13 goals at their last two major tournaments (Euro 2016 and 2020) have seen at least one of Gareth Bale or Aaron Ramsey involved as the goalscorer or assist provider?

4. In 33 matches at the FIFA World Cup, the United States have never registered a goalless draw, more than any other team in the competition. True or false?

5. England's tournament in Qatar will be their seventh World Cup appearance in a row, their longest such streak in the competition. Who hosted the last World Cup they failed to qualify for?


1. Five

2. Memphis Depay

3. Nine

4. True

5. The United States in 1994.