World Cup delivers first piece of trivia for gaming machines

We recently reported on how England’s third-choice goalkeeper Fraser Forster is likely to feature as an answer on pub gaming machines in the years to come.

But in actual fact, the FIFA 2014 World Cup has already started serving up trivia worthy of pub quiz machines, even in the first few minutes of the opening match.

That is because the first goal scored in this year’s tournament was also Brazil’s first ever World Cup own goal, after defender Marcelo deflected the ball into his own net.

Football fan and former ITV late-night quiz show presenter Nigel Mitchell – no stranger to the sport or to obscure trivia – took to Twitter to declare: “Marcelo has just become a pub quiz question!”

And while pub gaming machines tend to stick to the home nations for their sports questions, an own goal in the opening match by the host country – who just happen to be Brazil – makes this a firm contender for football quizzes once the tournament is over.

With England’s matches likely to hold their own fair share of controversy, there’s bound to be plenty more trivia to appear on pub quiz machines before the World Cup final is played and the overall winners decided.

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