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Eastern European Football Stories
"Eastern European football has both heroes and tragedies in abundance. This quiz is about some of the stories that have interested me about football in Eastern European history. Please enjoy."
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Having helped the Soviet Union win the Gold Medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, which wonderful talent failed to represent his nation at the 1958 World Cup, due to charges of rape?
Anatoly Banishevsky was responsible for an astonishing feat on his debut for the Soviet Union in 1965. What was it that he famously did?
He got sent off the field within 5 minutes of the kickoff
He started to juggle stones and dribble with the ball at the same time
He scored with a header from 40 yards out
He kissed all the Brazilian players on the lips at the start of the game
One of the greatest Bulgarian players ever had his life tragically cut short in 1971. Can you name this great player?
Which of the following goalkeepers have earned the nickname, 'The man that stopped England', despite being referred to as a 'clown' by Brian Clough?
In 2001, a man named Levan used a taxi to a hospital where he was training to be a doctor. When he left the taxi, three men bundled him into a car and a subsequent ransom demand for his release was made. Who was his famous footballing brother?
The romance of football can direct one to scoring goals; many beautiful goals. Which of the following scored the most international goals in the 20th century?
Which Yugoslavian international scored the winning goal in a 1982 World Cup group game against Honduras?
The uncle of Victor Piturca built a mausoleum which he slept in until his own death, for Victor's cousin, Florin.
The home stadium of Dynamo Kiev was renamed after which famous former manager in 2002?
The romance of Eastern European football was extremely appreciated outside of Europe also. Against which International team did Pele play his final international game for Brazil against?
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