Jun 092016
 

Twitter Quiz 6 (European Championship Special)

 

 

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the latest installment of our monthly quiz, this time featuring a European Championship theme.

Below, any of you who missed the quiz on Twitter will be able to find all of the questions as always.

The answers can be found at the very bottom of this page, so as not to ruin it for anyone who wants to show the quiz to a family member or friend etc.

Also, should anyone who missed the earlier quizzes fancy a go at them, all five of them can be found by clicking here.

In closing, we’d like to wish Brendan Rodgers all the very best as the new manager of Celtic Football Club and thank you all, as ever, for your participation.

 

 

Questions

 

1. Who was the last Celtic player to score a goal at the European Championship finals?

 

2. In which year did Scotland make their debut at the European Championship finals?

 

3. What is the name of the official mascot of Euro 2016?

 

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4. True or false: No player under the age of 18 has ever made an appearance at the European Championship finals.

 

5. Which country has lost more matches at European Championship finals than any other?

 

6. Who was the last Celtic player to be sent off at a European Championship finals?

 

7. Scotland’s only win at Euro 1996 came against Switzerland, but which two future Celts would line up for the Swiss that night?

 

8. Only one of the ten stadia to be used at Euro 2016 is home to a Ligue 2 side, but who are they?

 

9. Which ex-Celt has scored more goals in European Championship qualifying than any other player?

 

10. Which country has made the most visits to the European Championship finals without ever winning the tournament?

 

11. Who was the first Celtic player to score for Scotland in European Championship qualifying?

 

12. Paul McStay became the first Celt to score for Scotland at a European Championship finals in 1992 against the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), but which future Celtic goalkeeper did he beat?

 

13. Who is this ex-Celt taking part in a group stage match at Euro 2012?

 

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14. True or false – Henrik Larsson was once the joint top goalscorer at a European Championship finals.

 

15. Which country hold the record of having conceded the lowest cumulative number of goals at the European Championship finals?

 

 

 

 

Answers

 

1. Who was the last Celtic player to score a goal at the European Championship finals? – Georgios Samaras, as Greece fell in the quarter final stage of the 2012 tournament against Germany via a 4-2 loss.

 

 

2. In which year did Scotland make their debut at the European Championship finals? – 1992 in Sweden.

 

3. What is the name of the official mascot of Euro 2016? – Super Victor.

 

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4. True or false: No player under the age of 18 has ever made an appearance at the European Championship finals. – True – somewhat surprisingly – the youngest player to feature in the tournament thus far was Jetro Willems, who played for the Netherlands as they took on Denmark in 2012, aged 18 years and 71 days old. This record may well fall this summer.

 

5. Which country has lost more matches at European Championship finals than any other? – Denmark (14).

 

6. Who was the last Celtic player to be sent off at a European Championship finals? – Stiliyan Petrov, as Bulgaria faced Italy at Euro 2004.

 

 

7. Scotland’s only win at Euro 1996 came against Switzerland, but which two future Celts would line up for the Swiss that night? – Ramon Vega and Stephane Henchoz (Please note the photograph below is from 1998).

 

 

8. Only one of the ten stadia to be used at Euro 2016 is home to a Ligue 2 side, but who are they? – RC Lens (Stade Bollaert-Delelis).

 

9. Which ex-Celt has scored more goals in European Championship qualifying than any other player? – Robbie Keane (23).

 

10. Which country has made the most visits to the European Championship finals without ever winning the tournament? – England (9).

 

 

11. Who was the first Celtic player to score for Scotland in European Championship qualifying? – Bobby Murdoch, as Scotland beat Northern Ireland by two goals to one at Hampden Park (November 16th, 1966). Bobby Lennox went on to score the second of the home side’s goals.

 

12. Paul McStay became the first Celt to score for Scotland at a European Championship finals in 1992 against the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), but which future Celtic goalkeeper did he beat? – Dmitri Kharine.

 

 

13. Who is this ex-Celt taking part in a group stage match at Euro 2012? – Pawel Brozek, who came on as a subsitute against both Russia and the Czech Republic.

 

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14. True or false – Henrik Larsson was once the joint top goalscorer at a European Championship finals. – False, but Henrik Larsen was, as Denmark unexpectedly won the tournament in 1992. Larsen scored three times that summer, finishing his career with five international goals to his name. Henrik Larsson, on the other hand, was named in the “Team of the Tournament” alongside the likes of Zinedine Zidane in 2004.

 

15. Which country hold the record of having conceded the lowest cumulative number of goals at the European Championship finals? – Norway (1), having only ever made it to Euro 2000.

 

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