The Big Wednesday World Cup Quiz

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Heavyweights Germany, Spain and Belgium get their World Cup campaigns under way a day after Saudi Arabia pulled off one of the great upsets.

Argentina made a nightmare start to the tournament on Tuesday, suffering a sensational 2-1 loss to unfancied Saudi Arabia.

Japan will attempt to pull off another upset when they do battle with Germany, while Spain will be expected to make a winning start against Costa Rica before Belgium do battle with Canada - making only their second World Cup appearance.

Croatia, beaten by France in the 2018 final, and Morocco get Wednesday's action started.

Before then, you can whet your appetite for another feast of football by tackling our Opta-powered daily quiz. Answers are at the bottom of the page.


1. Saudi Arabia's sensational victory ended Argentina's 36-match unbeaten run. Who had been the previous team to defeat the South American champions?
2. Germany scored 35 goals in qualifying for Qatar. Which is the only European nation to score more in qualifying for this tournament - excluding play-offs?
3. Ferran Torres was Spain's leading scorer in qualifying. He will now be aiming to become the youngest Spanish World Cup goalscorer since which player in 2006?
4. Belgium were the leading scorer's in the last World Cup in Russia with how many goals?
5. Canada are playing in their first World Cup in 36 years. Only one team playing in this year's showpiece has waited longer to return to the biggest stage, can you name them?

1. Brazil in 2019
2. England (39)
3. Fernando Torres (also aged 22)
4. 16
5. Wales (64 years)