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The ultimate Euro 2016 quiz: 51 questions for 51 matches

If you know your geography, history, sport and cat-related injury stories, this is the quiz for you (if you have a spare half-hour to dedicate to football trivia)

• Which Euro 2016 team are you?
• Fans from all 24 countries share their hopes for Euro 2016

Who were the last country to win the tournament as hosts?

Italy

Spain

France

No hosts have won the Euros

Which of the 24 teams hasn’t been beaten in over a year?

Germany

England

Spain

Northern Ireland

What do Gerd Müller, Horst Hrubesch and Oliver Bierhoff have in common?

They were Germany (or West Germany) captains when they won the Euros

They have scored in finals for Germany but were all born in Switzerland

They all won European Championships but never played in the World Cup

They have the only three players to have scored twice in Euro finals

Only one final has been decided by a replay. Who won it?

Soviet Union in 1960

Spain in 1964

Italy in 1968

Czechoslovakia in 1976

Complete the sequence: Jürgen Klinsmann, Didier Deschamps, Theodoros Zagorakis …

Carles Puyol

Xavi Hernández

Sergio Ramos

Iker Casillas

Which clubs are the most represented in the Euro 2016 squads, with 12 players each?

Barcelona and Real Madrid

Liverpool and Juventus

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur

Sevilla and Internazionale

Which of the 24 competing countries has the northernmost point?

Sweden

Russia

Iceland

Northern Ireland

Which of the 24 managers at Euro 2016 won the tournament as a player?

Antonio Conte

Vicente del Bosque

Lars Lagerbäck

Didier Deschamps

Not all of the previous winners will be playing in France this summer. Which tournament’s champions have qualified for Euro 2016?

Euro 1988

Euro 1992

Euro 2000

Euro 2004

Two finals have been won by golden goals. Oliver Bierhoff scored Germany’s winner at Wembley in 1996. Who scored the extra-time winner in 2000?

David Trezeguet

Sylvain Wiltord

Robert Pirès 

Emmanuel Petit

England played six matches in total at Euro 1988 and Euro 1992. How many of them did they win?

None

One

Two

Three

Who played in a European Championship final when only 19 years and 150 days old?

Nani

Pedro

Mario Balotelli

Cristiano Ronaldo

Which of these Marios did not score three goals at Euro 2012?

Mario Gómez

Mario Mandzukic

Mario Balotelli

Mario Götze

Which team have experienced an upwards trajectory in their three appearances at the Euros, having reached the group stage in 1996, the quarter-finals in 2000 and the semi-finals in 2008?

Turkey

Austria

Switzerland

Czech Republic

Which country has hosted the Euros on their own and with another co-host?

Switzerland

Austria

Belgium

Sweden

Spain conceded one goal at Euro 2012. Who scored it?

Antonio Di Natale

Mario Balotelli

Cristiano Ronaldo

Antonio Cassano

Who performed the official theme song of Euro 96 at the opening ceremony in Wembley?

Simply Red

Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and the Lightning Seeds

Fat Les

Ant & Dec

Who is the only Englishman to have scored an own goal at a European Championship?

Glen Johnson

Phil Neville

Gareth Barry

Joe Hart

What was unusual about the semi-final between Greece and Czech Republic at Euro 2004?

There were five red cards, the most in Euros history

The referee had to be substituted at half-time due to cramp

It was decided by a silver goal

It finished with a penalty shootout in which only one player scored

If it was Gerd Müller in 1972, Dieter Müller in 1976 and Marco van Basten in 1988, who was it in 1996?

Jürgen Klinsmann

Davor Suker

Hristo Stoichkov

Alan Shearer

Two brothers will be facing each other in the group stage. For which two countries do they play?

Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

Albania and Switzerland

Croatia and Czech Republic

Russia and Slovakia

With 67 goals from 143 appearances, Robbie Keane goes to Euro 2016 as most prolific goalscorer in international football. How many goals has he scored at a European Championship finals?

None

One

Three

Five

How many of the 23 England players picked for Euro 2012 are back in the squad this year?

Four

Seven

10

13

Who captained Denmark to their title in 1992?

Peter Schmeichel

Lars Olsen

Brian Laudrup

John Jensen

Which country has the youngest squad at Euro 2016?

Wales

England

Northern Ireland

France

Which of these pundits has played at a European Championship?

Ian Wright

Lee Dixon 

Danny Mills

Pat Nevin

When did England last go out of the finals without suffering defeat in a penalty shootout?

2012

2004

2000

1992

England finished third at Euro 1968, their debut tournament. How many teams entered?

Three

Four

Six

Eight

Which of the 24 countries at Euro 2016 has the smallest population?

Wales

Northern Ireland

Slovakia

Iceland

Which manager’s playing career was curtailed by a knee injury sustained when he fell out of a tree while rescuing a cat?

Chris Coleman

Leonid Slutsky

Roy Hodgson

Marcel Koller

Five teams are playing at their first Euros: Iceland, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Wales and which other country?

Albania

Slovenia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Norway

Which of these teams is led by a manager who played for that country?

Republic of Ireland

Switzerland

Russia

Northern Ireland

Which of the 24 managers has been in his job the longest?

Vicente del Bosque, Spain

Joachim Löw, Germany

Roy Hodgson, England

Erik Hamrén, Sweden

Only four countries took part in the first championship, in 1960. How many of them still exist with the same name?

None

One

Two

Three

Which two stadiums hosted the four games played at Euro 64?

Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabéu

Parc de Princes and Stade de France

Wembley and Old Trafford

Stadio Olimpico and Stadio Comunale

Ashley Williams is one of only two Wales squad members who plays for a Welsh club. Who is the other?

Neil Taylor

Simon Church

Ben Davies

Sam Vokes

Who is the all-time top scorer in the European Championship?

Alan Shearer

Thierry Henry

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Michel Platini

Which host venue is the furthest north?

Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Stade de France

Parc des Princes

How many of the players in England’s 23-man squad were alive during Euro 1996?

23

22

19

17

The Euro 1988 final is largely remembered Marco van Basten’s spectacular volley but who scored Holland’s other goal in the final?

Ruud Gullit

Erwin Koeman

Ronald Koeman

Frank Rijkaard

Which player has been in the Spain squad for the last five tournaments – from 2000 until 2016?

Fernando Torres

Iker Casillas

Xavi

Sergio Ramos

Who became the oldest player to have appeared at a European Championship when he turned out at Euro 2000 aged 39 years and 91 days?

Dino Zoff

Lothar Matthäus

Jens Lehmann

Oliver Kahn

Who was the top scorer in qualifying for Euro 2016 with 13 goals?

Kyle Lafferty

Robert Lewandowski

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Thomas Müller

Who won Uefa’s player of the tournament award at Euro 1996?

Alan Shearer

Matthias Sammer

Teddy Sheringham

Paul Gascoigne

In which tournament did Spain last lose a European Championship match?

Euro 2012

Euro 2008

Euro 2004

Euro 2000 

Who scored England’s only goal at Euro 1992 (in their 2-1 defeat to Sweden)?

Paul Merson

Alan Shearer

David Platt

Gary Lineker

How many countries have won back-to-back titles?

None

One

Two

Three

Two players hold the record for having played in the most matches (16) at the Euros. Who are they?

Edwin van der Sar and Lilian Thuram

Xavi and Zinedine Zidane

Cesc Fàbregas and Andrés Iniesta 

Iker Casillas and Fernando Torres

Complete the sequence: Italy, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Italy, France, West Germany … ?

Sweden

Portugal

Greece

England

Who managed a team at the Euros at the age of 79 years and 93 days?

Cesare Maldini

Rinus Michels

Giovanni Trapattoni

Otto Rehhagel

England have faced four teams in penalty shootouts at European Championships – against which side have they won?

Italy

Spain

Portugal

Germany

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