Following on from the Euros quickfire quiz, now you can test your knowledge about the Mannschaft at the World Cup – there’s no golden trophy on offer if you get top marks, it’s just for fun. Just answer all of the multiple-choice questions and hit the “submit” button at the bottom of the page to see how you’ve done. Once you have your score, why not post it on our Facebook page?

Tip: as with the Euro quiz, you’ll probably find all the answers somewhere in this website!

1. Who provided the opposition during the famous Wasserschlacht von Frankfurt?

2. En route to winning the tournament in Italy in 1990, which three teams did West Germany play in their first phase group?

3. Who scored two goals for the Nationalmannschaft during his penultimate appearance in 1994?

4. "Der Boss" Helmut Rahn found the back of the net twice in West Germany's 3-2 final win against Hungary in 1954. Who scored the other?

5. Who scored the winner for West Germany in their 3rd/4th place playoff against Uruguay in 1970?

6. West Germany's one and only international meeting with East Germany would result in a shock 1-0 defeat for the Nationalmannschaft in Hamburg. Who scored that infamous goal for the GDR?

7. During West Germany's win over hosts Mexico in the quarter-final in 1986, they were reduced to ten men. Which player was shown the dreaded Rot?

8. Who were the first opponents for the reunited German side in a World Cup finals tournament?

9. The German team has played in seventeen World Cup finals, missing out on the last eight only once. Can you name the year?

10. Who scored Germany's dramatic second-phase winner against Paraguay in 2002?

11. Germany have only ever missed one penalty during shootouts at World Cup finals. Can you name the player?

On how many occasions have Germany (and West Germany) reached the World Cup Final?

9 thoughts on “World Cup Quiz

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  • July 20, 2014 at 16:51

    Got 10 out of 12, pretty good 🙂

    • July 20, 2014 at 18:31

      Good result! I know two were pretty tricky so 10/12 is not bad at all!

  • June 4, 2014 at 18:52

    I am gutted … I really am
    Was expecting 12 out of 12 !!!

    1978 lost against Österreich !!! 🙁
    I thought is was the last 16 and out …

    Hoeness was shooting the air agaist the Czech, the Euro final.

    Apologies for my incompetence …

    • June 4, 2014 at 20:01

      Einige Fragen sind ein wenig hinterhältig!

      • June 4, 2014 at 20:41

        kein Problem 😉

  • May 15, 2014 at 20:51

    Apologies Chef – I should have removed the answer lol

  • May 15, 2014 at 19:59

    Great quiz Chef!! I was a bit stumped by question 9 at first – thought it was a trick one but realised [answer removed, hahaha!] 🙂

    • May 15, 2014 at 20:27

      Cheers Mark! It’s all in the wording! 😉


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