football language quiz: prepositionsHere at languagecaster.com we regularly review the football news in our good, the bad and the ugly posts but how well do you remember the football news from 2015? Here are the answers to our 2015 football quiz.

2015 Football Quiz – Answers

Winners

1. Which side won their first ever Copa América in July?
Hosts Chile defeated Argentina in the final on penalties after a scoreless draw.
2. Which team won the Italian Serie A title in 2015?
Juventus easily won the Scudetto and also completed the double by winning the Coppa Italia as well.
3. Which team won this season’s FIFA Club World Cup?
Barcelona defeated Argentinian side River Plate 3-0 in Japan.
4. Who won the Ballon d’Or (the world’s best player for 2014) back in January 2015?
Cristiano Ronaldo
5. Who won the 2015 FA Cup final in May?
Arsenal beat Aston Villa 4-0 at Wembley to retain the trophy.

Losers

6. Which side lost in the final of the Women’s World Cup in Canada in July?
The answer is Japan – the Nadeshiko were thrashed 5-2 in the final by the USA.
7. Which teams were runners-up in the following leagues in 2015:

  • a. The Premier League?
  • Manchester City

  • b. La Liga?
  • Real Madrid

  • c. The Bundesliga?
  • Wolfsburg

8. Name one of the three sides relegated from the 2014-15 English Premier League?
Hull City, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers were all relegated.
9. What is the name of the former French international captain and UEFA president who was recently banned from football for 8 years?
Michel Platini
10. Which La Liga side recently lost 10-2 against Real Madrid?

  • a. Real Betis
  • b. Real Sociedad
  • c. Getafe
  • d. Rayo Vallecano

Managers

11. What is the name of the Barcelona manager who helped his side win five trophies in 2015?
Luis Enrique is the Barcelona manager. The former player with the Catalan club won the Champions League, the Spanish League, the Copa del Rey, the European Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. The only trophy they failed to win was the Spanish Super Cup where they were defeated by Athletic Bilbao.
12. Which team did Unai Emery manage to success in 2015?
The Spanish manager took Sevilla to fifth in La Liga and also won the Europa League title for the second successive year.
13. Which former Russia, South Korea, Holland and Australia boss has taken over at Chelsea after Jose Mourinho was fired?
Dutch manager Guus Hiddink returns to Stamford Bridge for a second stint in charge of the Blues.
14. Who is currently the longest serving manager in the English Premier League?
Arsène Wenger of Arsenal has been in charge of the club since 1996.
15. Who is Jill Ellis?
She is the coach of the USA World Cup women’s winning squad.

Internationals

16. How many teams qualified, along with hosts France, for the 2016 European Championships?
The answer is 23 with Northern Ireland, Iceland, Albania, Wales and Slovakia all making their tournament debuts.
17. China and Hong Kong faced each other in two World Cup qualifiers during 2015. The result was the same in both games – what was it?
0-0
18. Which of the following football regions has yet to start its 2018 World Cup qualifiers?

  • a. Europe
  • b. Africa
  • c. South America
  • d. North and Central America

19. Which country finished top of the FIFA rankings for men at the end of 2015?
Belgium finished first ahead of Argentina
20. Which national side finished top of the women’s rankings?
The USA followed by Germany

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