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1) Name three (or as many as you like) of the teams Cesare Prandelli managed before he took the Italy job.

Atalanta, Lecce, Hellas Verona, Venezia, Parma, Roma or Fiorentina

2) Which striker was controversially left out of Italy's final 23-man squad?

Giuseppe Rossi

3) Who has forward Ciro Immobile just signed for?

Borussia Dortmund

4) There are no English-based players in the Italian 23, but three have played for English clubs. Name them (Clue: one of them wasn't strictly 'Italian' when he was in England).

Mario Balotelli, Alberto Aquilani and Gabriel Paletta (born and raised in Argentina, but qualifies for Italy via his great-grandfather)

5) Name the three Paris St-Germain players in the Italy squad.

Salvatore Sirigu, Thiago Motta and Marco Veratti

6) Who scored the winning penalty when Italy lifted the World Cup in 2006?

Fabio Grosso

7) Only three players from that winning squad will travel to Brazil - name them.

Andrea Pirlo, Andrea Barzagli, Gianluigi Buffon and Daniele de Rossi

8) Italy have won the World Cup three other times - in which years?

1934, 1938 and 1982

9) Four players in the Uruguay squad were registered to English clubs last season - name them.

Luis Suarez, Sebastian Coates, Diego Lugano and Gaston Ramirez

10) Who does Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera play for?

Galatasaray

11) With which Uruguayan team did Luis Suarez begin his career?

Nacional

12) Two Uruguay players won Spanish league medals with Atletico Madrid this year - name them.

Diego Godin and Cristian Rodriguez

13) Who did Uruguay have to beat in a play-off to qualify for the World Cup?

Jordan

14) In which two years have Uruguay won the World Cup?

1930 and 1950

15) Who did they beat in the second final?

Brazil

16) Who is Costa Rica's captain?

Bryan Ruiz

17) Which Arsenal player is in the Costa Rica squad?

Joel Campbell

18) And which other English-based player missed out on the World Cup due to injury?

Bryan Oviedo

19) Which of these players is in the Costa Rica squad: Roy Miller, Ray Miller or Rob Miller?

Roy Miller

20) Who did Costa Rica shock by beating 1-0 at the 1990 World Cup?

Scotland

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