Sports quiz of the week: Mo Salah, strikers, sportsmanship and skiing

Who showed up? Who froze? Who left early?

  1. What do the three top scorers in the Premier League this season have in common?

    1. They are all English

    2. They all played at the Africa Cup of Nations

    3. They have scored all of their goals with their right foot

    4. They all play for Liverpool

  2. Norway topped the medal table at the Winter Olympics. Who was second?

    1. China

    2. USA

    3. Germany

    4. Sweden

  3. The cross country skier Remi Lindholm did not win a medal at the Winter Olympics, so why did he make news headlines around the world?

    1. He retired after his race and began his new job as the King of the Netherlands

    2. He proposed to his girlfriend – Princess Sofia of Sweden – after his race

    3. Everyone else finished the 30km race with 57 minutes but he took two and a half hours

    4. His penis froze during a race

  4. Qarabag played Marseille in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Qarabag forward Ibrahima Wadji put the ball in the net in the 34th minute. What happened next?

    1. Wadji, a former Marseille player, asked to be substituted because he felt “sick about scoring against them”

    2. Fireworks were set off all around the ground – only for VAR to rule out the goal

    3. Wadji admitted to the referee he had scored with his hand and his goal was chalked off

    4. Wadji took off his shirt and was shown a second yellow card and then the goal was ruled out for offside

  5. Why did a referee have to pause a top-tier football match in Guatemala this week?

    1. A nearby volcano erupted

    2. The referee realised – after awarding one of the teams a penalty – that a penalty spot had not been painted on to the pitch

    3. A 1.5-metre-long snake slithered on to the pitch

    4. There was a solar eclipse and both teams agreed to stop the game briefly to see it

  6. Daniil Medvedev has replaced Novak Djokovic as world No 1. When was the last time someone other than Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray or Rafa Nadal held the top spot in the men’s rankings?

    1. 1999

    2. 2004

    3. 2009

    4. 2014

  7. Mark Hughes returned to management with Bradford City in League Two. With which team did Hughes begin his managerial career in 1999?

    1. Manchester City

    2. Blackburn Rovers

    3. Stoke City

    4. Wales

  8. Liverpool and Chelsea meet in the League Cup final on Sunday. The winners will be given medals, but what was handed to victorious players in the early years of the League Cup?

    1. A year’s supply of milk

    2. Tankards

    3. Personalised number plates of their choice

    4. £100 vouchers for M&S

  9. Manchester City have won the League Cup for the last four seasons. Which other club has won the League Cup four times in a row?

    1. Chelsea

    2. Manchester United

    3. Nottingham Forest

    4. Liverpool

  10. Rugby Union - RBS 6 Nations Championship 2010 - Scotland v England - Murrayfield. England's Ben Youngs<br>GCCRH1 Rugby Union - RBS 6 Nations Championship 2010 - Scotland v England - Murrayfield. England's Ben Youngs

    Ben Youngs will win a record 115th cap for England if he features against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday. Playing rugby union for England is not his only achievement – what else has Youngs done in his career?

    1. He played drums in the chart-topping pop-punk trio Crèche

    2. He presents a podcast about penguins

    3. He founded a speciality coffee and doughnut bar inside Leicester Tigers’ stadium

    4. He made £3m by selling a patent for a product that peels apples

  11. New Zealand footballer Meikayla Moore was substituted in the first half of her team’s 5-0 defeat to USA. What had she done in the first 35 minutes?

    1. Given away two penalties

    2. Injured two opponents with dangerous tackles

    3. Scored three own goals

    4. She is a goalkeeper who let four shots go between her legs

Solutions

1:D - Not only do Liverpool have the top three scorers in the league (Mo Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mané) but they also have the three players with the most assists (Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Roberton)., 2:C - Team GB finished with just two medals, both in curling., 3:D - “It was one of the worst competitions I’ve been in,” Lindholm said. “It was just about battling through. When the body parts started to warm up after the finish, the pain was unbearable.”, 4:C - Speaking after the game, Wadji said: “I knew the ball had touched my hand, but it was not an action that I wanted to do. My hand accompanied my head. I spoke to the coach and told him that I touched the ball with my hand. The coach said to me: ‘It’s not good, you have to take responsibility and discuss it with the referee.’ The referee cancelled the goal. It’s difficult for my teammate because they wanted the win, but I told the truth. Marseille thanked me afterwards.", 5:C - A groundsman and two police officers eventually carried the snake away., 6:B - Eighteen years ago. Andy Roddick was the player., 7:D - Wales were keen to appoint Terry Venables but, when that did not work out, they turned to the 36-year-old. Hughes did well for Wales before having spells with Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR, Stoke City and Southampton., 8:B - They were rather fetching – much nicer than medals., 9:D - Liverpool and City are the most successful clubs in the competition’s history, having won it eight times each. Liverpool can make that nine on Sunday., 10:C - He set up the business with his Leicester Tigers teammate Tom Croft., 11:C - She scored one goal with her right foot, one with her left and one with her head making it a perfect hat-trick of own goals.

Scores

  1. 1 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week.

  2. 2 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week.

  3. 3 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week.

  4. 4 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week.

  5. 5 and above.

    That's a fine score. Have a good weekend.

  6. 6 and above.

    That's a fine score. Have a good weekend.

  7. 7 and above.

    That's a fine score. Have a good weekend.

  8. 8 and above.

    That's a fine score. Have a good weekend. You deserve it.

  9. 9 and above.

    That's a great score. Have a good weekend. You deserve it.

  10. 10 and above.

    That's a fantastic score. Have a good weekend. You deserve it.

  11. 0 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week.

  12. 11 and above.

    Sensational. Have a good weekend. You deserve it.

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Paul Campbell

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