Sports quiz of the week: winners, losers, movers and history makers

first_img Share on Twitter He and his co-pilot Richard Branson became the first people to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a hot air balloon Benfica Chelsea Catalonia Tonga and Samoa Sporting He started his first league game for the club on 7 October 2002 – and scored twice in a 3-0 win. Miami Both clubs have agreed to the idea, which is part of the league’s “internationalisation strategy”. Manchester United Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Which two teams at the tournament flew home having lost all four of their games? Pool Ah well, you tried. Have a good weekend. You were there or thereabouts Have a good weekend. He played in the Argentina team that won the World Cup Pasculli played his part in Argentina’s success, scoring the only goal of the game as they beat neighbours Uruguay in the last-16. England are playing Australia at the Rugby World Cup on Saturday. At which other World Cup – which is being held in Australia over the weekend – are England playing France, Lebanon and Wales (in the men’s event) and Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand (in the women’s event)? Table-tennis World Cup … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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New Zealand v Ireland Ah well, you tried. Have a good weekend. Not great Baku Pyongyang There were no goals in the game between North Korea and South Korea, but there were some tasty tackles. “The opponents were very rough and there were moments when very abusive language was exchanged,” said South Korea captain Son Heung-min. “It was hard to concentrate on the match because you were thinking about avoiding injury.” Mighty Mike, Voltage, Superchin, Bully Boy, The Flying Scotsman, Snakebite, The Iceman and The Machine will be in Leicester this weekend. Which sport will they be playing? Rugby League Nines World Cup The tournament is being hosted in one stadium in Sydney over two days, with 12 men’s teams and four women’s teams taking part. She was caught smoking marijuana midway through her round She “knowingly” killed an animal (a beetle) while putting on the green He was top of the UK albums charts with his band Super Furry Animals Sport Her caddie helped her line up shots while she was on the green Walker took it well. “This was my first competitive round since 2011 or 2012,” she said. “Now that I don’t play the LPGA anymore, I don’t watch golf. I knew there were rules changes, but I just honestly didn’t know them. What can you do? Obviously, it’s my fault for not knowing the rules, but what am I going to do? I may have made the Guinness Book of World Records!” Georgia and Uruguay Scotland Russia and USA We’ll give you half a point if you said Namibia and Canada. They lost all of the games they played and only picked up points because their match against each other was called off for bad weather and recorded as a 0-0 draw. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 700th goal of his career this week. For which team did he score the first goal of his career? Pedro Pasculli managed Bangor City to a 1-1 draw against Ruthin Town in the Welsh second division this week. What did he do in June 1986? Theodoros Zagorakis Challenge your friends Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Japan v South Africa center_img Squash Which capital city hosted a World Cup qualifier this week that had no goals, no fans, no journalists and no live broadcast on TV? None of them Submit answers Since you’re here… Beijing Liverpool have started the season with eight wins in a row. Which club once began a top-flight campaign with 11 straight victories? Support The Guardian England v Australia Australia have won it twice, in 1991 and 1999. And, although you never hear it mentioned, England won it in 2003. Lapland You were there or thereabouts Have a good weekend. Ah well, you tried. Have a good weekend. You nailed it. Have a great weekend. He was elected as an MEP for Plaid Cymru If La Liga have their way, where will the match between Atlético Madrid and Villarreal be played in December? Ah well, you tried. Have a good weekend. Namibia and Canada You nailed it. Have a great weekend. Porto Ah well, you tried. Have a good weekend. Wales v France Darts The eight players – Michael van Gerwen, Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney, Michael Smith, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and James Wade – are in Leicester to compete at the Champions League of Darts on Saturday and Sunday. Savo Milosevic Lee Ann Walker received 58 penalty shots at a golf tournament in Indiana this week. What had she done wrong? You nailed it. Have a good weekend. Arsenal You were there or thereabouts Have a good weekend. Gheorghe Hagi Share via Email You got… Topics Sports quiz of the week As a player, he scored his country’s first (and so far only) goals at the European Championship. And now, as the team’s manager, he has helped them qualify for the Euros next year. Who is he? Rugby union Which of the quarter-finals at the Rugby World Cup this weekend features two former champions? Premier League Perfection! Have a great weekend. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Doha BBQ World Cup Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Andriy Shevchenko It’s difficult to overstate Shevchenko’s importance to the Ukraine football team. He is their all-time top scorer, their youngest ever goalscorer, their oldest ever goalscorer and, now, one of their most successful managers. Reuse this contentlast_img