Sports quiz of the week: fast feet, heavy limbs and high leaps

Who lost a ball? Who lost his job? And who lost his record?

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo has now won the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Who else has done this as a player?

    1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    2. Thierry Henry

    3. Laurent Blanc

    4. No one

  2. Who reacted to a devastating defeat by saying: "My limbs feel very heavy. I’m drained. I have no energy. I’m struggling to stay awake. I feel absolutely horrendous"?

    1. Amir Khan

    2. Ole Gunnar Solskjær

    3. David de Gea

    4. Ronnie O’Sullivan

  3. It’s the London Marathon on Sunday. Where did the co-founders of the marathon, John Disley and the late Chris Brasher, come up with the idea for the race back in 1978?

    1. A pub in Richmond

    2. A petrol station

    3. A tea room

    4. A phone box

  4. Celtic legend Billy McNeill died this week at the age of 79. McNeill was the first British footballer to captain a team in a European Cup final. Who was the second?

    1. Nobby Stiles

    2. Bobby Charlton

    3. Paddy Crerand

    4. George Best

  5. Why was McNeill nicknamed “Cesar”?

    1. Because he was a born leader – like Julius

    2. Because he owned a car

    3. Because he was born in Rome and moved to Scotland as a kid

    4. Because he read Shakespeare at training

  6. An Indian Premier League cricket match was delayed this week as no one could find the ball. Where did it show up?

    1. A ballboy confessed he had taken it as a souvenir

    2. It was in the umpires toilet

    3. A cook found it in the players’ canteen after tea

    4. The umpire found it in his pocket

  7. Shane Long set a new record for the quickest goal scored in a Premier League game this week when he gave Southampton the lead just 7.69 seconds into their game against Watford. Who held the record before Long?

    1. Teddy Sheringham

    2. Jürgen Klinsmann

    3. Ledley King

    4. Jermain Defoe

  8. David Wise broke a world record this week by going 11.7 metres off the ground. How did he get there?

    1. On a BMX

    2. On a trampoline

    3. On skis

    4. On a skateboard

  9. Why was footballer Brendix Parra sacked by his club, Independiente de Campo Grande, this week?

    1. He was spotted wearing their rivals’ shirt while walking his dog

    2. He attempted a Panenka in a penalty shootout and missed

    3. He came back from injury seven stone overweight

    4. He posted a video online in which he breaks an egg with his penis

  10. England teams are playing Japan, Samoa, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, United Arab Emirates, Fiji, New Zealand and USA in World Cup matches on Monday and Tuesday – in which sport?

    1. Touch rugby

    2. Ten-pin bowling

    3. Table tennis

    4. Tug of war

  11. It has never happened in England, Spain or Italy, but it happened in Germany in 2017 and should happen in France this weekend. What is it?

    1. A football team will win the league with five games to spare

    2. A woman will referee a top-flight men's football match

    3. A football match will be televised at 3pm on a Saturday

    4. A football manager will come out of retirement to play for his team

Solutions

1:D - José Mourinho has done it as a manager – and, unlike Ronaldo, he has also won the Portuguese league., 2:D - O’Sullivan, the world No 1, was speaking after he had been knocked out of the World Snooker Championship by James Cahill, who does not even have a world ranking., 3:A - While having a drink in the Dysart Arms, they overheard people enthusing about the New York Marathon and came up with the idea of organising a similar event in London. They succeeded., 4:B - Celtic won the European Cup in 1967 with McNeill as captain. Manchester won it the following year with Charlton wearing the armband., 5:B - He was nicknamed after the actor Cesar Romero, whose character drove the getaway car in the film Ocean’s 11 (the original version, which came out in 1960). McNeill was one of the only players with a car so the players called him Cesar, 6:D - Play was halted amid the confusion and the fourth umpire came on TV replays showed the umpire had put the ball in his own pocket., 7:C - It took King just 9.82 seconds to score for Spurs against Bradford City in December 2000. Bradford fought back for a 3-3 draw., 8:C - "I was enjoying myself and I started going a little higher each time," said Wise after setting the new record. "I eventually got some butterflies, but butterflies in a good way.", 9:B - “It’s a difficult situation but life goes on,” said the player., 10:A - There are 117 teams taking part in the Touch World Cup, which is being held in Kuala Lumpur this year. , 11:B - Stéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a Ligue 1 match on Sunday when she takes charge of Amiens v Strasbourg.

Scores

  1. 12 and above.

  2. 1 and above.

    Oh dear

  3. 2 and above.

    Oh dear

  4. 3 and above.

    Oh dear

  5. 4 and above.

    That's a decent enough score. Have a good weekend

  6. 5 and above.

    That's a decent enough score. Have a good weekend

  7. 6 and above.

    That's a decent score. Have a good weekend

  8. 7 and above.

    That's an impressive score. Have a good weekend

  9. 8 and above.

    That's an impressive score. Have a good weekend

  10. 9 and above.

    That's a very impressive score. Have a good weekend

  11. 10 and above.

    That's a very impressive score. Have a good weekend

  12. 0 and above.

    Oh dear

  13. 11 and above.

    You are a genius