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Article  •  31 August 2022


QUIZ: How much do you know about football?

A quiz on all things football in celebration of the children's book series, Football Fever.

Love football? Take this quiz to see how well you know the sport.

These are just a few of the many facts that author Kristin Darell researched while writing the Football Fever series, a new junior fiction series in partnership with Football Australia

Answer the questions, then check your answers at the bottom of this page to see how many you got right. 

Football quiz

  1. What is the name of the Australian women’s national football team?
  2. What is the name of the Australian men’s national football team?

  3. What is the main colour in the CommBank Matildas and Subway Socceroos home jersey?

  4. What is the main colour in the CommBank Matildas and Subway Socceroos away jersey?
  5. Who is the current captain of the CommBank Matildas?

  6. Who is the current captain of the Subway Socceroos?

  7. Which one of these is NOT on a football pitch?

    A: penalty box

    B: touchline

    C: goal circle

  8. What is another name for the touchline on a football pitch?

  9. How many players per team can be on the pitch in a FIFA football match?

  10. How does a game of football begin?

    A: a kick-off

    B: everyone runs for the ball and the first person to get there starts

    C: teams vote on who should go first

  11. What is the difference between a direct and indirect penalty kick?

    A: an indirect kick means you have to let someone else have a go with the ball

    B: a direct kick allows you to kick for a goal, while an indirect kick does not

    C: both direct and indirect kicks allow you to kick for a goal

  12. What is juggling in football?

    A: keeping the ball off the ground using any part of the body except the hands and arms

    B: throwing multiple balls in the air

  13. Who can touch the ball with their hands on purpose in Football?

    A: the captain

    B: everyone

    C: the goalkeeper

  14. What is FIFA?

  15. How long is half-time in a FIFA match? 


Football Fever 1: The Kick-off book cover.

Football Fever 1: The Kick-off by Kristin Darell


  1. CommBank Matildas
  2. Subway Socceroos
  3. Gold
  4. Green
  5. Sam Kerr
  6. Mathew Ryan
  7. C - goal circle
  8. The sideline
  9. 11 players and one must be a goalkeeper
  10. A - a kick-off
  11. B
  12. A
  13. C - the goalkeeper
  14. International Federation of Association of Football
  15. 15 minutes


Learn more about the book, here

Featured Titles

Football Fever 1: The Kick-off
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Football Fever 2: Half-time Heroes
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Football Fever 3: Next Level
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Football Fever 4: Gala Day
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