For Soccer Fans: We'll Give You Three Players, You Give Us the Country they Play for!


By: J.P. Naomi

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About This Quiz

Whether you're calling it football or soccer, if you're a fan of the sport, you know there's a ton of expert athletes who have come on the field. While many of them represent a club team, you'll always see them go back to their countries. If we give you three players, can you give us the country they play for?

If you wanted to know where soccer was invented, you'd have a hard time pinpointing the location. Some say that it was created in ancient China, while other countries like Greece and Rome might also take credit for the sport. Regardless of its questionable origins, there is one thing that is indisputable. Soccer is the most played sport on the planet! According to FIFA, there are more than 265 million people who play the game!

When you think about the players of the sport, you might think of your favorite club teams. You might be a fan of Manchester United or FC Bayern Munich. Maybe you're fighting over Spain between Real Madrid and Barcelona. While everyone loves these club teams, once the World Cup comes around, these teams settle down so these players can represent their countries. Barcelona teammates might be going head to head from Brazil and Argentina. Real Madrid teammates are separating all over Europe and South America. 

By the time the FIFA World Cup rolls around, all the stars from the club teams go home to represent their country. If we give you three players, can you give us the country they play for?

It's time for you to step up to the goal and prove it! Let's just hope you're not left with a red flag by the end of it.

Mesut Özil, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller

The Germany national football team is the men's football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. Its head coach is Joachim Löw, and the captain is Manuel Neuer.


Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior, Willian Borges da Silva

Neymar was born on February 5, 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. He is the leading scorer on the Brazil national team with 52 goals!


Cristiano Ronaldo, Képler Laveran Lima Ferreira, André Miguel Valente da Silva

The Portugal national football team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation, the governing body for football in Portugal. Its current captain is Cristiano Ronaldo.


Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Sergio Agüero

The Argentina national football team is coached by Jorge Sampaoli. The current captain is Lionel Messi, who is also their top scorer!


Eden Hazard, Romelu Lakaku, Kevin De Bruyne

Also known as The Red Devils, the Belgian national football team is coached by Roberto Martínez. Their current captain is Eden Hazard, and their home stadium is the King Baudouin Stadium.


Robert Lewandowski, Jakub Blaszczykow, Arkadiusz Milik

The Poland national football team plays at National Stadium in Warsaw. The current head coach is Adam Nawałka who has managed the team since 2013.


Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Dimitri Payet

The French national football team is known as Les Bleus, translated to The Blues. They are coached by Didier Deschamps, and their captain is Hugo Lloris.


Sergio Ramos, Iker Casillas, David Villa

The Spanish national football team is known as La Furia Roja - which is translated to The Red Fury. Their current captain is Sergio Ramos; he has been on the official national team since 2005.


Arturo Vidal, Claudio Bravo, Eduardo Vargas

The Chilean national football team is called La Roja, or The Red One. Their home stadium is called Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos.


Paolo Guerrero, Yoshimar Yotún, Jefferson Farfán

The national football team of Peru is called La Blanquirroja, or The White and Red. Its current head coach is Ricardo Gareca, who is actually a former member of Argentina's national team!


Stephan Lichtsteiner, ‎Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka

The Swiss national football team is controlled by the Swiss Football Association. Its current head coach is Vladimir Petković, and their captain is Stephan Lichtsteiner.


Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford

The English national football team is coached by Gareth Southgate and play at Wembley Stadium; it was opened on March 9, 2007.


Juan Cuadrado, Radamel Falcao, David Ospina

The Colombian national football team is coached by José Pékerman and are known as Los Cafeteros - The Coffee Growers! Their home stadium is Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez.


Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ashley Williams

The Welsh national football team plays at Cardiff City Stadium. They are known as The Dragons and are coached by Chris Coleman.


Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini

Coached by Gian Piero Ventura, the Italian national football team is one of the most successful national teams in the history of the World Cup competition; hey have won four titles and appeared in the finals two other times.


Guillermo Ochoa, Giovani dos Santos, Javier Hernández

The Mexican national football team is coached by Juan Carlos Osorio. They are known as El Tri - The Tri and play at Estadio Azteca located in Mexico City, Mexico.


Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera, Diego Godín

The Uruguayan national football team is coached by Óscar Tabárez. The team is called La Celeste which translates to The Sky Blue One.


Luka Modrić, Mario Mandžukić, Ivan Perišić

The Croatian national football team is known as Vatreni which translates to The Blazers. Their head coach is Zlatko Dalić and most home matches are played at the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb.


Christian Eriksen, Nicklas Bendtner, Kasper Schmeichel

The Danish national football team is known as the Danish Dynamite and is coached by Åge Hareide. They play at Telia Parken located in Copenhagen, Denmark.


‎Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Daley Blind

The Netherlands national football team is also known as The Flying Dutchmen. The Dutch hold the record for playing the most FIFA World Cup finals without ever winning the tournament!


Gylfi Sigurðsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Alfreð Finnbogason

The Icelandic national football team is known as Strákarnir okkar, translated to Our Boys. Heimir Hallgrímsson is the current head coach, and Aron Gunnarsson is the current captain.


Joel Campbell, Bryan Ruiz, Keylor Navas

The Costa Rica national football team is known as Le Sele - meaning The Selection. They are the most successful national football team in the history of Central America.


Will Grigg, Gareth McAuley, Kyle Lafferty

The Northern Ireland national football team plays at Windsor Park and are coached by Michael O'Neill. Windsor Park was built in 1903 and is located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


‎Vladimír Weiss, Martin Škrtel, Marek Hamšík

The Slovakian national football team is coached by Ján Kozák and captained by Martin Škrtel. Their home stadium is Štadión Antona Malatinského located in Trnava, Slovakia.


Andreas Granqvist, John Guidetti, Emil Forsberg

The Swedish national football team is known as Blågult - meaning The Blue-Yellow. They are coached by Janne Andersson and play at Friends Arena, located in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.


Robbie Brady, James McClean, Shane Long

The Republic of Ireland's national football team is known as The Boys in Green or The Green Army. Their captain is Séamus Coleman and they play at Aviva Stadium.


Christian Pulisic, Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard

Known as The Stars and Stripes, the USA national soccer team is captained by Michael Bradley. The team has appeared in ten FIFA World Cups including the inaugural games in 1930.


Aymen Abdennour, Wahbi Khazri, Youssef Msakni

The Tunisian national football team is known as The Eagles of Carthage. Nabil Maâloul serves as the head coach while Aymen Mathlouthi serves as captain. They play at Stade Olympique de Radès.


Robert Snodgrass, Scott Brown, Darren Fletcher

The Scottish national football team play at Hampden Park. Located in Glasgow, Scotland, the park has a 51,866 person capacity!


Mohamed Salah, Essam El-Hadary, Mohamed Elneny

The Egyptian national football team is known as The Pharaohs. They are coached by Héctor Cúper who hails from Argentina. The team plays at Cairo International Stadium.


Andriy Shevchenko, ‎Yevhen Konoplyanka, Roman Zozulya

The Ukrainian national football team is known as The Main Team. They are coached by Andriy Shevchenko while Ruslan Rotan serves are their captain. They play at their home stadium in Kiev - Olimpiyskiy Stadium.


‎Moussa Sow, Idrissa Gueye, Kalidou Koulibaly

The Senegalese national football team is nicknamed Les Lions de la Teranga or Lions of Teranga. They play at Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor located in Dakar, Senegal and has a capacity of 60,000 people.


Burak Yılmaz, Arda Turan, Hakan Çalhanoğlu

The Turkish national football team is coached by Mircea Lucescu who hails from Romania. Their current captain is Arda Turan who has played on the Turkey national team since 2006!


‎Roque Santa Cruz, ‎Paulo da Silva, ‎Justo Villar

The Paraguayan national football team plays at Estadio Defensores del Chaco located in Asunción, Paraguay. Justo Villar is the current captain.


Spas Delev, Nikolay Mihaylov, Ivelin Popov

The Bulgarian national football team is known as The Lions. They play at Vasil Levski National Stadium located in Sofia, Bulgaria. Petar Hubchev is their current head coach.


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