Sports quiz of the week: Champions League, cheating and dictionary corner

  1. Erling Haaland has scored three hat-tricks in his first eight games in the Premier League. Only one of these players has scored more in his entire Premier League career. Which one?

    1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    2. Didier Drogba

    3. Frank Lampard

    4. Dimitar Berbatov

  2. Haaland has scored 14 goals already in the league this season. What is the most anyone has scored in a top-flight season in English football?

    1. 48 goals

    2. 54 goals

    3. 60 goals

    4. 66 goals

  3. The Women’s Rugby World Cup begins this weekend. Which of the teams competing in the tournament has won their last 25 matches, a run that goes back to 2019?

    1. New Zealand

    2. Wales

    3. South Africa

    4. England

  4. Only three countries have won the Women’s Rugby World Cup: New Zealand, England and …

    1. USA

    2. Argentina

    3. Romania

    4. Georgia

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    Fifteen football terms have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary to mark the beginning of the World Cup next month. Which of them, according to the dictionary, was coined by José Mourinho?

    1. Rabona

    2. False nine

    3. Park the bus

    4. Row Z

  6. The Sierra Leone international Mohamed Buya Turay has signed for Malmö. Why did his move to the Swedish club come at a bad time for the footballer?

    1. It came the day after he was voted into Sierra Leone’s parliament

    2. His unveiling at Malmö coincided with his wedding day

    3. He had lost to Sweden on a game of Fifa the day before he signed and posted on Instagram that the country was “a stinking place I will never visit in my life”

    4. He is one goal away from becoming Sierra Leone’s all-time top goalscorer but the country’s manager does not pick players who are based abroad

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    The big fight between Chris Eubank Jr and Conor Benn has been postponed after Benn failed a drugs test. The fight was meant to rekindle a rivalry that dates back to the early 1990s, when their fathers fought twice. Eubank won the first of those fights. What happened in the second?

    1. Nigel Benn won

    2. Chris Eubank won

    3. It was a draw

  8. Professional anglers Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky have won multiple tournaments in Lake Erie, Ohio, this summer. They thought they had won another event this week, picking up $30,000 in the process, but they were disqualified by the judges. Why?

    1. They had dived into the water to catch their fish, rather than using rods

    2. Judges discovered the fish they had caught were stuffed full of lead weights to make them heavier

    3. The fish they submitted were frozen and had been stuffed down their waders all day

    4. They had used their own tape measure to alter how long the fish appeared

  9. The Ethiopian runner Yalemzerf Yehualaw became the youngest woman to win the London Marathon on Sunday. How old is she?

    1. 16

    2. 19

    3. 23

    4. 26

  10. The Champions League group stage has reached its halfway point. Which of the 32 teams is yet to score a goal or win a point?

    1. Atlético Madrid

    2. Rangers

    3. Sevilla

    4. Celtic

Solutions

1:D – Berbatov scored five: four for Manchester United and one for Tottenham. To be fair to Ronaldo, he has scored quite a few elsewhere. , 2:C – Dixie Dean set that record way back in the 1927-28 season. If Haaland keeps scoring at his current rate, he will break it. , 3:D – England are favourites but host and reigning champions New Zealand will not expect to lose on home soil., 4:A – The United States beat England 19–6 in the final in Cardiff in 1991., 5:C – The 15 terms are: Cruyff turn, tiki-taka, false nine, gegenpressing, Panenka, park the bus, rabona, outfield, over the top, Row Z, squeaky bum time, total football, top-scoring, trequartista and zonal marking., 6:B – He went to Sweden and his brother stood in for him at his wedding., 7:C – Brilliantly, Don King had done a deal to sign both fighters “win or lose” but, because the fight ended in a draw, the contract was not binding. , 8:B – The county prosecutor said his staff would be investigating. “I take all crime seriously, including attempted felony theft at a fishing tournament,” he said. “These individuals will be held accountable.” , 9:C – Her victory, in two hours, 17 minutes and 25 seconds, was the third fastest time ever in the women’s race., 10:B – They’re doing a bit better in the Scottish Premiership, where they’ve scored 20 goals in eight games so far this season.

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.

    Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  5. 5 and above.

    Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  6. 6 and above.

    Nicely done. Have a great weekend.

  7. 7 and above.

    A stunning score. Have a great weekend.

  8. 8 and above.

    A stunning score. Have a great weekend.

  9. 9 and above.

    A stunning score. Have a great weekend.

  10. 0 and above.

    Ah well. Better luck next week.

  11. 10 and above.

    A stunning score. Have a great weekend.