The Big Wednesday World Cup Quiz

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The World Cup's final round of group games is under way, and drama is expected when Groups C and D are wrapped up on Wednesday – with all eight sides involved having plenty to play for.

Two-time winners Argentina were facing a humiliating exit after their stunning collapse against Saudi Arabia, but a dose of Lionel Messi magic against Mexico has teed them up for a winner-take-all clash with Group C leaders Poland.

While Saudi Arabia know a victory against Mexico would guarantee them safe passage to the last 16, El Tri must win to have any chance of avoiding their first group-stage exit since 1978.

In Group D, meanwhile, France may be pretty much there in terms of a last-16 place, but Didier Deschamps' men still require a point against Tunisia to be mathematically certain of top spot.

Tunisia must upset the holders to have a chance of progressing, while Euro 2020 semi-finalists Denmark will be eliminated if they fail to beat Australia.

With a few twists and turns anticipated, get in the mood for Wednesday's games by taking on our Opta-powered World Cup quiz. Answers are at the bottom of the page.

1. Ahead of Wednesday's must-win clash against Australia, Denmark are winless in their last five World Cup games (D4 L1) since starting their 2018 campaign with a victory. Who did they beat on that occasion?

2. Having scored in France's 2018 final win against Croatia and their first two fixtures in Qatar, Kylian Mbappe is aiming to become just the second player to net in four successive World Cup games for Les Bleus. Who is currently the only player to do so?

3. Mexico have failed to score in each of their last four World Cup matches, despite racking up 49 shots during that sequence. Who was the last player to hit the net for El Tri at the tournament in 2018, and who did he score against?

4. Lionel Messi's strike against Mexico last time out saw him equal Diego Maradona's tally of eight World Cup goals for Argentina. Who is the only player to outscore the legendary duo when representing the Albiceleste at the finals?

5. Argentina could lose three consecutive World Cup games against European opponents for the first time on Wednesday. Which two European sides beat them in Russia four years ago?


1. Peru (1-0)

2. Just Fontaine (who scored in six consecutive World Cup games in 1958)

3. Javier Hernandez (in a 2-1 win against South Korea)

4. Gabriel Batistuta (10)

5. Croatia (3-0) and France (4-3)