The (almost) impossible WFC New Year geographical quiz

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Stevohorn, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I think we have played both further East and South.
     
  2. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Frank Mitchell for furthest south?
     
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  3. The furthest south match was surely against New Zealand World Cup XI in Christchurch?

    Which, come to think of it, is probably the furthest east too...
     
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  4. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Correct! or at least i think it is.
     
  5. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Definitely furthest South but i think we might have played slightly further East.

    I have to go out now and have my head tested (well ears really) Update in an hour and a half or so.
     
  6. FK Kvik in Trondheim for furthest north?
     
  7. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I know of one further North.
     
  8. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Is it Carlisle Utd?
     
  9. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    No.
     
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  10. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Where did we play the Iceland select team?
     
  11. The Finnish side, Jaro?
     
  12. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Reykjavik Select XI in 87. I think that must be the furthest North we have played.
     
  13. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Though that might well beat it!
     
  14. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    So that's north sorted.

    East must be our match in Wellington against New Zealand World Cup XI? Ever so slightly further east than Auckland.

    Is the Iceland match the furthest West?
     
  15. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Reykjavik slightly further north according to google!
     
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  16. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Ah, I think (hope) I've got it....

    Furthest west was against Team America in Jamaica?
     
  17. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    That i think is correct.
     
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  18. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Got there in the end!

    Can I ask where you get all your info from steveo?
     
  19. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Was thinking either Wellington or Auckland. Very close those two.

    and i think that completes the quiz. Many thanks for those that took part.. impressive knowledge and research!
     
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  20. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

  21. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Unfortunately more research than knowledge!

    Thanks for doing the quiz though, found it very interesting.

    Sent from my G3311 using Tapatalk
     
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  22. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Well done on wrestling with lat/long, but don’t be fooled by the Mercator projection which makes places like Russia and Canada seem much larger than they are. Have a play on this site: www.thetruesize.com and be amazed at how big Africa really is.
     
  23. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Research doesn't get you far without at least some background knowledge.

    I enjoy setting quizzes especially as i'm not working at the moment and it keeps the old grey matter ticking over. I'll do another one sometime soon.
     
  24. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    I started off thinking it would be obvious just looking at Google maps as i wasnt expecting any of the places to be so close in lat & long. Soon found out that wasn't the case and i needed to look at maps with grid lines.. though didnt find any really good maps with them. Finally found out you can click on Google maps and it will give you lat & long of any given point. Could even click exactly on the site of a stadium.. or the hospital a player was born in if you could find that out :)
     

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