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The sports quiz of the year: The things they do and say…

2013 proved just as glorious as 2012 for British sport, but how much do you recall? Paul Newman is quizmaster (answers below)

They did what?

1 Who scored an away goal for England in a stadium where his father played in a famous victory 29 years earlier?

2 Who lost a court case and then claimed the verdict was a licence "for anonymous suits and skirts who control the media to replace older employees"?

3 Which national team, with just 1,650 registered players of all ages and genders and a population of only 29,000, held Slovakia to a draw on their international debut?

4 Who apologised to Tiger Woods after joking in front of more than 300 guests at a European Tour awards event that he would "serve fried chicken" if he had dinner with the American at the US Open?

5 Who finished off a perfect year by winning in Dublin to record their 14th win in 14 matches?

6 Which British team came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 for the first time for 83 years, beating Russia in the process?

7 Which Premier League player was sent off after kicking a ballboy?

8 Who drew the wrath of Roy Hodgson by describing an England performance against Ukraine as "awful"?

9 Who sacked Jimmy Connors after just one match?

10 Who came under fire for assembling a commission of eight people which initially comprised only white males?

11 Which player climbed to joint third position (behind only David Gower and Graham Gooch) in a list of the highest England run-scorers in an Ashes series of five or six Tests played on home soil?

12 Which Dutchman scored a late goal in London to settle an all-German affair?

13 Who became the third-oldest Australian to score a maiden Test century?

14 Which 39-year-old came off the bench to score his 285th goal and send his team into the Premier League?

15 What feat was performed only by Horacio Zeballos, Novak Djokovic, Steve Darcis, Juan Martin del Potro and David Ferrer?

16 Who said he had been suffering from toothache after abandoning his second round?

17 Which international team won a series for the first time in 16 years, securing their triumph with an emphatic victory in Sydney?

18 Which Premier League striker was accused by his manager of showing "a total lack of respect" for his club and was ordered to train on his own after telling a reporter that he wanted a transfer?

19 Who ended 77 years of hurt in SW19?

20 Who was criticised for not walking in Nottingham?

21 Which American team, inspired by a British Olympian, came from 8-1 down to win 9-8?

22 Which 38-year-old Briton was banned for 12 years after being found guilty of match-fixing at, among other events, the World Championship?

23 Who caused a stir by asking his players to "feed the monkey"?

24 Which boxer admitted he had been "a full-blown cokehead" who had been high on drugs in some of his biggest fights?

25 Who stepped down after 40 years to be replaced by Charlotte Green?

They said what?

1 "The only people who should play for England are English people."

2 "I always had the belief I was good enough to score Test hundreds against Australia. It has been good to... put to bed what has happened in the past."

3 "A group of fans are singing about me and wasting time making banners because somebody made a mistake and put an 'interim' in front of my title as manager. I will leave at the end of the season, so why waste time on me?"

4 "Come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and they made me feel so happy."

5 "What do you think they are smoking over there at Emirates?"

6 "To do it for Jonjo and the McManuses is brilliant as they've been so good to me. It was always, hopefully, going to be in JP's colours."

7 "When he first walked out I mentioned Cardiff [in 2009]. Your role as the 'in' batter is to help out with gameplans and so on, so we had a long chat about how I thought they were going to try to get him out and how he thought he should counter it. But he thrives on that sort of situation. The one thing this team will do is fight. We haven't played our best cricket, we know that, but we'll never give up."

8 "They can die as soon as they want, as long as they leave the club for the majority who just want to watch good football."

9 "The big problem for me, and I'm a football man really, is he fell in love with Victoria and that changed everything. Being a football man, I had to think of my own control at the club."

10 "I've seen Leigh kick them from there before but he just didn't strike that one well enough. He had a chance to be a hero in that moment."

11"We're all Australians. We're in it together. We are a proud sporting country and this was one notch in the belt that we'd never got. It's amazing that it was my destiny to be the one to do it."

12 "I didn't ignore the order on purpose, but I messed up in that situation. I took the lead from Mark, which I can see now he is upset about, but I want to be honest and stick to the truth."

13 "Get ready for a f***ing broken arm."

14 "Do you think [her] dad told her when she was little, 'You're never going to be a looker, you'll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight'?"

15 "I don't feel it is right that I'm playing knowing I'm not 100 per cent and I cannot currently operate at the level I have done."

16 "I've been striving my whole life really to win a major championship. I dreamed about the moment of having a putt to win. I'm pretty happy it was a two-incher on the last."

17 "I've been in football for 41 years and I'm going out right at the top, just as I did at Liverpool. The plan was always that I would retire at 55. I have worked for a great organisation on the most fantastic programme."

18 "John retired a long time ago. We have played nine games without him. It is time for us to keep moving forward and not every time we lose a game turn back to someone who has been a fantastic player in the past."

19 "You can't close it now. It's bright. He's been complaining about it for the last 40 minutes. It's not even dark. This is an outdoor tournament. I don't understand these rules."

20 "People say I was appointed to bring the best from Fernando and he has improved a lot. We have scored 145 goals, a record in the history of the club, and not conceded too many."

21 "It's a day that I'll always cherish. I was behind the whole day. I hit a really good five-iron in there and it was a putt that was going to make the rest of the round go one way or another."

22 "I'm very humbled to get to 108 caps alongside Bobby Moore."

23 "It was definitely the sweetest [victory] by far. I had a stitch from about eight laps to go and I was kind of pushing my stomach in, but then the pace slowed down and I tried to forget about it."

24"Is he on the Christmas card list? Unlikely. I felt within the 13 jersey that I might have been able to do a decent job within that part of the team."

25 "I kept hearing I'm a drug cheat. I didn't view it that way. I viewed it as a level playing field."

Answers

Who did it?

1 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored for England in a 2-2 draw against Brazil in the Maracana Stadium, where his father Mark played in a 2-0 victory in 1984; 2 The racing presenter John McCririck, who took Channel 4, his former employers, to court alleging age discrimination; 3 The Gibraltar football team; 4 Sergio Garcia; 5 The New Zealand rugby union team; 6 The British Davis Cup tennis team; 7 Chelsea's Eden Hazard, who was given a three-match ban for kicking a ballboy during a Capital One Cup defeat at Swansea City; 8 Gary Lineker; 9 Maria Sharapova, who had appointed Connors as her coach; 10 Greg Dyke, the chairman of the Football Association, who put together a commission to improve the England team; 11 Ian Bell; 12 Arjen Robben scored the winner for Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions' League final at Wembley; 13 Chris Rogers, aged 36, who scored his first Test century against England at Durham; 14 Kevin Phillips, whose penalty gave Crystal Palace victory over Watford in the play-off final at Wembley; 15 They were the only players to beat Rafael Nadal; 16 Rory McIlroy, who left the course after playing eight holes in the second round of the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens; 17 The British and Irish Lions rugby union team, who beat Australia 2-1; 18 Liverpool's Luis Suarez; 19 Andy Murray, who became the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry in 1936; 20 Stuart Broad, who was caught in the First Test at Trent Bridge but given not out by the umpire; 21 Oracle Team USA, who beat Emirates Team New Zealand to win sailing's America's Cup after taking on Ben Ainslie as a tactician midway through the final; 22 Snooker's Stephen Lee; 23 Roy Hodgson, the England manager, who used the expression in trying to persuade players to give the ball more often to Andros Townsend; 24 Mike Tyson; 25 James Alexander Gordon, who read out the classified football results on BBC radio.

Who said it?

1 Arsenal's Jack Wilshere on the debate over who should be eligible to play for the national team; 2 Ian Bell, the England batsman, who scored three centuries in the summer Ashes series; 3 Rafael Benitez, Chelsea's interim manager; 4 Tom Daley; 5 John W Henry, the Liverpool owner, commenting on Arsenal's offer of £40m plus £1 for Luis Suarez; 6 The National Hunt jockey Tony McCoy on riding his 4,000th winner; 7 Matt Prior explains how he helped Monty Panesar to see out the last few balls of the Third Test against New Zealand in Auckland and salvage a series draw; 8 Dr Assem Allam, the owner of Hull City, reacting to supporters who chanted "City Till We Die" in protest at his plans to change the club's name to Hull Tigers; 9 Sir Alex Ferguson on how David Beckham's time at Manchester United came to an end; 10 Warren Gatland, the Lions coach, on the missed penalty by Leigh Halfpenny that could have given his team victory over Australia in the Second Test in Melbourne; 11 Adam Scott, winner of golf's Masters at Augusta; 12 Sebastian Vettel explains why he disobeyed Red Bull team orders and overtook his team-mate, Mark Webber to win the Malaysian Grand Prix; 13 Michael Clarke, the Australia cricket captain, sledges James Anderson in the First Test at Brisbane; 14 The BBC's John Inverdale discusses Marion Bartoli, the Wimbledon champion; 15 Jonathan Trott after returning home from the England cricket tour of Australia because of a stress-related illness; 16 Justin Rose, US Open champion; 17 Alan Hansen, the Match of the Day pundit, reveals his plan to retire after the 2014 World Cup; 18 Roy Hodgson, the England football manager, rejects the idea of recalling John Terry; 19 Andy Murray complains to Andrew Jarrett, the Wimbledon referee, after the decision to close the Centre Court roof because of fading light after the third set of his semi-final against Jerzy Janowicz; 20 Rafael Benitez at the end of his time as caretaker manager of Chelsea; 21 Phil Mickelson, Open champion at Muirfield; 22 Steven Gerrard on equalling Bobby Moore's total of England caps; 23 Mo Farah on his 5,000m victory at the World Athletics Championships; 24 Brian O'Driscoll on Warren Gatland's decision to drop him from the Lions team for the Third Test; 25 Lance Armstrong.

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