Last Saturday, on the afternoon before England’s first World Cup match against the U.S.A., we took to the streets of the city offering football fans a “pub quiz” with a difference.
We invited passers-by to pick three questions from a pot – two football-related, and one development related. Anyone answering all three questions correctly won a beer mat and a badge.
The idea behind the quiz was to promote WDM website whoshouldicheerfor.com.
The website ranks any two of the World Cup countries on social justice indicators such as money given in aid, carbon emissions per person, life expectancy and so on.
We are going to continue our street quiz in Brighton on Saturdays throughout the World Cup. To compare any two World Cup teams on social justice rankings visit www.whoshouldicheerfor.com
Three of the questions were:
1. Which is the only South American team never to have qualified for the World Cup Finals?
2. Out of all the contestants, name either of the two countries with the lowest CO2 emissions.
3. Who is the only England player to win the Golden Boot for the tournament’s top scorer?
Q2: Ghana or Cameroon.
Q3: Gary Lineker, six goals in 1986.