Running in conjunction with the Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 - from 26 July until 11 August – the Olympic Football Quiz gave FIFA.com Club members the opportunity to answer daily questions about the prestigious tournament.
Answering the 17 daily questions required researching trivia about various Olympic Football Tournaments all the way from the first official tournament, held in 1908, to the present day. Thousands of Club members took the daily challenge in the hopes of winning an Argentina football jersey signed by either Lionel Messi or Riquelme. The striker and captain helped Argentina to gold at the Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008.
The challenge we set was difficult: Only the three quiz players with the highest amount of correct answers would go into the Grand Prize draw. Club members proved to be more than up to the task with hundreds of players finishing within touching distance of perfect scores.
Speaking of perfection. Only seven trivia players had the quiz skills and endurance to accurately answer every single one of the 17 questions! After conducting a random draw for the seven finalists, we are happy to announce the three winners of the Olympic Football Quiz:
We’d like to thank all seven of our finalists. Congratulations on completing the contest with 100 per cent trivia records. You have helped set a new record for performance in a Club Quiz!
“Absolutely unbelievable! As soon as I saw the winner e-mail in my inbox I was in shock!” Said JozyN2010 after discovering he had won a signed Lionel Messi jersey. “I’m stunned, almost at a loss for words… I just won a signed jersey from the greatest footballer to ever play the beautiful game!”
Just how tough was the quiz? From thousands of participants only 29 trivia players finished with 16 correct answers each. A single question proved their undoing! A little further back, players ranked from 37-69 all finished with 15 answers correct, stumbling only twice each. The remainder of the top 100 players accurately guessed 14 of the 17 predictions, an impressive achievement considering how tough some of the questions were!
Next for the club
More giveaways, more prizes and some new Club games, there’s no stopping the FIFA.com Club in 2012! We have recently launched an all-new daily football prediction game and will have some exciting announcements to make in the coming weeks.
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