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Quiz! Can you name the top World Cup goalscorers for these 30 major countries?

Miroslav Klose

The highest ever scorer for these national teams in World Cup finals, from the German with 16 goals to the Irish star with three

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Note: 34 answers to this quiz, as three of these countries have joint top-scorers.

Some players just have that knack of scoring at World Cups. Of course, it helps if you’re a half-decent player – and represent a country good enough to get there (George Weah’s total of ‘0’ World Cup goals for Liberia probably isn’t entirely his fault). 

However, some players seem to hit a peak every four years, even when they’ve spent the time between being decent but unspectacular – or occasionally brilliant but often injured. That in no way relates to the German and the Brazilian who top this list, yet they are the highest scorers for the two most successful World Cup nations.

But here we’re celebrating record scorers from a range of countries, from the Englishman with 10 World Cup goals to the three Italians who share the honours with nine.

We’ve put eight minutes on the clock to test your modern and historical knowledge. Let us know how you got on @FourFourTwo – we’ll retweet the best scores, if you don’t give answers away – and challenge some friends at the same time. 

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