Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 13 March 2012

Identify the footballer from the first part of the 20th century. He has a unique feat that has not been achieved by anyone else till date and with the present FIFA eligibility rules, very unlikely to be achieved by anyone else in the future too.
You can send your answer to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
Answer will be published tomorrow, i.e. 14th March 2012.
Answer: He is Luis Monti, a midfielder. He had played for Argentina in 1930 Jules Rimet Cup final match against Uruguay and ended up on the losing side. However, in 1934, as a person of Italian origin, he represented Italy in the world cup and in the final, his team defeated Czechoslovakia by a margin of 2 - 1. 
With the current FIFA representation guidelines, anyone who has played for a country at the senior level, will not be eligible to represent another country at senior level competitions. Hence, it is very unlikely that Monty's record will be broken in future too!

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