Asian football: Question 1
Junichi Inamoto is one of the most successful Japanese footballer. Which club did he play for before joining West Bromwich Albion in 2004?
d. Gamba Osaka
Asian football: Question 2
Which nation won the 2011 Asian Football Confederation team of the year?
c. North Korea
Asian football: Question 3
In 2002, the FIFA World Cup was hosted by South Korea and Japan. Who won the tournament?
c. South Korea
Asian football: Question 4
How many times has Saudi Arabia national football team won the Asian Cup (in 2011)?
Asian football: Question 5
India won the 2011 South Asian Football Federation Championship, which team did they defeat in the final?
a. Sri Lanka
Asian football: Question 6
Who is the most capped Chinese football player?
a. Li Ming
b. Fan Zhiyi
c. Hao Haidong
d. Li Weifeng
Asian football: Question 7
Which among the following countries did not qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup?
b. North Korea
c. South Korea
Asian football: Question 8
Which team did South Korea defeat in the quarter final of 2002 FIFA World Cup?
b. United States
Asian football: Question 9
Which stadium hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup Final?
a. Daegu World Cup Stadium
b. International Stadium Yokohama
c. Saitama Stadium
d. Seoul World Cup Stadium
Asian football: Question 10
Who was the captain of the South Korea Republic national football team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup?
a. Lee Woon-Jae
b. Park Ji-Sung
c. Jung Jo-Gook
d. Lee Yong-Rae
Answers to the Asia soccer quiz:
Asia soccer: Answer 1
Junichi Inamoto started his senior football career at Gamba Osaka in 1997. In 2001 he was signed by Arsenal, although he did not play any match there. After his good performance in the 2002 world cup, Fulham signed him on a long term loan deal from Gamba Osaka. In 2004 he signed with West Bromwich Albion and was later loaned to Cardiff City. Inamoto who currently plays for Kawasaki Frontale has also played for Galatasaray, Eintracht Frankfurt and Rennes after leaving West Bromwich Albion.
Asia soccer: Answer 2
Japan, which is one of the most successful teams in Asia, won the 2011 Asian Football Confederation team of the year. Japan won the cup by defeating Australia 1-0, the goal was scored by Tadanari Lee. The win meant that Japan earned a right to compete in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, to represent Asian Football Confederation.
Asia soccer: Answer 3
Brazil won the 2002 FIFA World Cup by defeating Germany 2-0 in the final. The tournament which was co-hosted by Japan and South Korea, was the first world cup held in Asia.
Asia soccer: Answer 4
Saudi Arabia has won the Asian Cup in three occasions. The first was in 1984, then in 1988 and in 1996. Saudi Arabia which is also among the most successful Asian national teams, has also qualified for the world cup in 4 consecutive times since their first appearance in 1994.
Asia soccer: Answer 5
India hosted the 2011 South Asian Football Federation Championship, which was the ninth event of the SAFF Championship. India beat Afghanistan 4-0 in the final, to emerge the winners of the tournament. This was not the first time that India won the championship, since they had also won it in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, and 2009.
Asia soccer: Answer 6
Li Weifeng who currently plays for Tianjin Teda, has represented Chinese national football team since 1997. Since then, he has made 114 appearances (feb 2012) and scored 14 goals.
Asia soccer: Answer 7
The Asian Football confederation was represented by four teams in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. These teams included: South Korea, North Korea, Australia, and Japan. South Korea and Japan qualified for the round of 16.
Asia soccer: Answer 8
South Korea won their quarter final match against Spain by scoring 5 penalties against Spain's 3. This was after both team went 0-0 after extra time. This meant that S.Korea qualified to the semi final stage, where they faced Germany. Germany won 1-0.
Asia soccer: Answer 9
International Stadium Yokohama
International Stadium Yokohama is also known as Nissan Stadium. This stadium was inaugurated in March 1998 , and is the largest stadium in Japan with 72,327 seating capacity. This stadium hosted the final game between Germany and Brazil in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Asia soccer: Answer 10
During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, South Korean national football team was captained by Park Ji-Sung. Park was a member of the team that finished in fourth place in 2002 World cup. Park who currently plays for Manchester United captained South Korea for the first time in October 2008. He helped his national team to qualify for the 2010 world cup without a defeat. On June 12, 2010 Park scored in his third consecutive world cup, becoming the first Asian footballer to score in 3 World Cup finals. In addition to that he also became Asia's joint all time scorer in FIFA World Cup with 3 goals.