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Football Comprehension Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests reading comprehension of the Football page.

1. In the ancient Chinese game cuju, the ball was made of

rubber
plastic
leather
a) rubber b) plastic c) leather

2. The Football Association was set up in England in

1845
1863
1896
a) 1845 b) 1863 c) 1896

3. The World Cup is run by

FIFA
IFAB
IOC
a) FIFA b) IFAB c) IOC

4. How many players does each team normally have on the pitch during a game?

nine
ten
eleven
a) nine b) ten c) eleven

5. Each half of a game lasts for

30 minutes
45 minutes
90 minutes
a) 30 minutes b) 45 minutes c) 90 minutes

6. A player is sent off immediately if they get a

red card
yellow card
green card
a) red card b) yellow card c) green card

7. The only player who can catch the ball is the

referee
striker
goalkeeper
a) referee b) striker c) goalkeeper

8. During a game, how many players are teams normally allowed to substitute?

two
three
four
a) two b) three c) four

9. Pele shared the FIFA Player of the Century award with

Maradona
Ronaldo
Beckham
a) Maradona b) Ronaldo c) Beckham

10. Diego Maradona was born in

Brazil
Mexico
Argentina
a) Brazil b) Mexico c) Argentina

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