Sports quiz of the week: Euro 2020, Jon Rahm, Copa América and Joe Marler

Who kept it tight? Who found the net? Who is back?

Lionel Messi won his 147th Argentina cap this week at the Copa América, equalling whose all-time record?

Diego Maradona

Javier Mascherano

Gabriel Batistuta

Sergio Romero

Staying with the Copa América, Ben Brereton started his first game for Chile at the tournament and ended up scoring the winner against Bolivia. Where was Brereton born?

Santiago, Chile

Stranraer, Scotland

Stoke-on-Trent, England

St Asaph, Wales

Jon Rahm won the first major of his career at the US Open on Sunday. What had happened to Rahm in his previous competition before the US Open?

He was 10-over par after two rounds and missed the cut

He smashed his putter in frustration midway through his final round and had to use a driver on the green in the remaining holes

He beat Louis Oosthuizen by a single shot on the final day – just like he did at the US Open a week later

He had to pull out before the last day of the tournament after testing positive for Covid-19

Which team won their group at Euro 2020 even though just one of their players scored in their three matches?





Complete this sequence: McStay, McClair, McAllister, McCoist …





Shafali Verma hit two half-centuries for India in their Test match against England. Why was that remarkable?

She is only 17 years old

She was their No 11

She has also represented India in badminton and table tennis at the Olympics

She is the team’s coach but stepped in to play in the Test due to a Covid outbreak in the squad

What was unusual about Karim Benzema’s goals for France in their 2-2 draw with Portugal?

They were both penalties – as were the two goals scored by Portugal

They were both scored while the clock read: 46 minutes and 44 seconds

They were his first goals for France even though he has scored more than 250 for Real Madrid

He scored them both with his left foot – including a penalty – even though he is right-footed

Mark Cavendish has been given a late call-up to the Tour de France. This will be his 14th time competing in the race. Cavendish has won 30 stages at the Tour. Who is the only rider in history to have won more?

Eddy Merckx

Bernard Hinault

Greg LeMond

Alberto Contador

Joe Marler played a starring role for Harlequins as they came from 28-0 down to beat Bristol Bears 43-36 and book their place in the Premiership final. What was unusual about Marler’s preparations for the game?

He was at Wembley on the afternoon of the game to watch England v Croatia

He spent the 10 days before the match in quarantine

Unlike the rest of his teammates, he travelled to the match by helicopter

Marler, a former choirboy, was picked to sing the national anthem before the game (as Katherine Jenkins was busy)

The England rugby league team are playing a friendly on Friday night in Warrington. When did the team last play a match?




They have already played six times this year – including twice this week

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 109 goals for Portugal. How many of them has he scored since his 30th birthday?





11 and above.

Superb. Have a great weekend

1 and above.

Ah well. Have a great weekend

2 and above.

Not bad. Have a great weekend

3 and above.

Not bad. Have a great weekend

4 and above.

A decent score. Have a great weekend

5 and above.

A fine score. Have a great weekend

7 and above.

Superb. Have a great weekend

6 and above.

A fine score. Have a great weekend

8 and above.

Superb. Have a great weekend

9 and above.

Superb. Have a great weekend

0 and above.

Oh dear. Have a great weekend

10 and above.

Superb. Have a great weekend

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