Football fans around the world have been eagerly-anticipating the FIFA World Cup for four years and finally it’s here.
Once again the streets are filled with flags and football fans whose teams normally battle against one another are united in their support of one team.
This year’s host country Brazil is renowned for being a nation of football lovers, so the atmosphere is more energetic than ever.
It’s a pressure environment – and that might explain why so often matches are decided on penalties. Just ask Stuart Pearce and England.
With the drama and theatrics of World Cup penalty shoot-outs in mind, Ladbrokes have created a ‘Big Penalty Quiz’ where you could find one quick decision changes everything.
You might find the right answer in a split-second, or choose the wrong answer in even less time.
Football fanatics looking for a chance to test their World Cup knowledge should check out the ‘Big Penalty Quiz’ to see if your knowledge is as good as you thought.
It’s in an 8 bit-style format and to answer questions you click on either SAVED, MISSED or SCORED. The questions load five at a time but there are fifteen altogether. Our Editor’s best score was 2/5 – can you beat that?
You can share your results with your friends on social media too and see whose knowledge is really the best.
Penalty shoot outs are bound to happen in this World Cup, but who knows what the outcome will be?
Maybe we’ll see a surprising victory, like when Germany went against Argentina – who were seen as being unbeatable when it comes to penalties – in the 2006 quarter-finals and won?
Whatever happens, the penalty shoot outs will no doubt prove to be the most memorable moments of the whole tournament.