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1. 1994: In what was perhaps the most tragic mistake of all, defender Andres Escobar scored an own goal in a group stage match against the USA. Which country, which was eliminated in the group stage, was Escobar representing?
2. 1994: Which of the following Italian stars missed the decisive penalty during the final, that resulted in Brazil winning their fourth FIFA World Cup?
3. 2002: While players and coaches often point the finger at referees when something goes wrong, Italy might have been right to do so at the South Korea-Japan World Cup. Which Ecuadorian referee was blamed for his terrible performance at the round of 16 match between Italy and South Korea?
4. 2006: During the final between France and Italy, the star of Les Bleus shocked the world when he was sent off for headbutting Marco Materazzi. Which player, the captain of the French squad, left the team at a disadvantage for the last ten minutes of extra time?
5. 2010: A thrilling quarter-final match ended chaotically after Uruguay's Luis Suarez stopped a goal with his hands. Asamoah Gyan missed the golden penalty opportunity, leaving which African squad out of the World Cup?
6. 2014: Mexico's "round of 16 curse" continued in Brazil when they faced the Netherlands. Which player, formerly of Bayern Munich, fell in the box after an (alleged!) challenge by Rafael Marquez and provoked a last-minute penalty?
7. 2018: In the Group D match between Argentina and Croatia, one "gentleman" was largely blamed for Argentina's 0-3 loss. Which goalkeeper made several mistakes throughout that match?
8. 2022: In their first Group B match, the USA and Wales drew 1-1, only because of a last-minute penalty caused by Walker Zimmerman. Was Zimmerman, who then played for Nashville SC, representing the United States or Wales?
9. 2022: Which Belgian striker, who has played for the likes of Chelsea, Everton, and Inter Milan, missed several clear goal-scoring opportunities throughout Belgium's last group stage match against Croatia?
10. 2022: Which striker, the English captain who started his professional career with Tottenham Hotspur, missed a penalty in the last few minutes of France v. England that would've sent the game to extra time?
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