The Big Tuesday World Cup Quiz

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Former World Cup winners France and Argentina headline an action-packed third day in Qatar as they launch their quests for a third title.

Didier Deschamps' reigning champions begin their defence against Australia, who are appearing at their fifth successive finals, with Euro 2020 semi-finalists Denmark taking on Tunisia in the other Group D encounter.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi's Argentina open Group C against Saudi Arabia, who have only progressed beyond the first round once in their five previous appearances, while Robert Lewandowski's Poland face Mexico.

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

1. Lionel Messi is set to become the first Argentina player to appear at how many World Cup finals?

2. Each of Australia's last three goals at the finals were penalties scored by which player?

3. In how many of the last seven World Cups have Mexico been eliminated at the round-of-16 stage?

4. Who beat France in the opening match of their last World Cup defence in 2002?

5. Denmark registered more clean sheets in the group stage of European qualifying than any other nation. How many did they keep?


1. Five

2. Mile Jedinak

3. Seven

4. Senegal

5. Eight