European Championships 2008 quiz

By Soccer Blog | Jul 1, 2008

Alright folks, Euro 2008 has ended, and Spain have broken their 44 year old title drought. Here are a few questions from the three week extravaganza in Austria and Switzerland.

1.) Name the top scorer of the tournament

2.) Spain won the tournament by going through the group stages unbeaten. Which was the last team before Spain to do so ?

3.) Whom did Raymond Domenech propose to after France were knocked out of the tournament ?

4.) Who scored the only hat trick of the tournament ?

5.) Who scored the opening goal of the tournament ?

6.) Which Swiss player, standing in as skipper for the injured Alexander Frei, got the first yellow card of Euro 2008 ?

7.) Who scored the only goal of the tournament for defending champions Greece ?

8.) The Netherlands beat Italy 3-0 and France 4-1 in their first two group matches. Who won the man of the match on both occasions ?

9.) Who scored two late goals as Turkey came from 0-2 down to beat the Czech Republic 3-2 ?

10.) Who was sent off for shoving Jerko Leko in the Germany- Croatia clash, but recovered to play an important part in his side’s 3-2 shock victory over Portugal in the quarterfinals ?

11.) Only one member of the 23 member Russian squad was from outside the country. Who ?

12.) Two Italians missed their penalties in the quarterfinal as Spain broke their last eight and no.22 jinx ? Who ?

13.) Who scored an injury time winner for Germany against Turkey in the semifinal ?

14.) Name the player of the Tournament

15.) How much did Spain earn in prize money ?

16.) Who scored the winning goal for Spain in the final, having done so six years ago in the U-19 European Championship final as well against Germany ?

17.) Name the winning skipper ?

18.) Who missed the penalty in the Italy-Romania game that would have seen the former knocked out.

19.) Nine Spanish players made it to the Team of the Tournament. Out of the 11 that started in the final, only three did not make it. Name all three.

Answers :-

1.) David Villa with four goals

2.) France in Euro 1984

3.) Estelle Denis- the couple have two children Merlin and Victoire

4.) David Villa, in Spain’s opening 4-1 demolition of Russia

5.) FC Copenhagen’s Libor Sionko for the Czech Republic against Switzerland

6.) Ludovic Magnin

7.) Angelos Charisteas, against Spain

8.) Real Madrid’s Wesley Sneijder

9.) Nihat Kahveci

10.) Bastian Schweinsteiger

11.) Ivan Saenko- plays for Nuremberg

12.) Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Di Natale. De Rossi missed a penalty for Roma in the CL quarterfinals against Manchester United too.

13.) Philipp Lahm

14.) Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez

15.) 23 million euros

16.) Fernando Torres

17.) Iker Casillas

18.) Adrian Mutu

19.) Sergio Ramos, Joan Capdevila and David Silva.

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