It is the greatest show on earth.

No, not the Olympics. This is the World Cup. And it is almost here.

To whet your appetite, we have compiled a series of quizzes from the World Cups of years gone by. 

We start by rewinding back to the 1970s and to get you in the mood for the start of the tournament, we'll be setting you questions on World Cups of the 1980s tomorrow, 1990s on Wednesday and then finally, on the day of the action getting underway in Brazil  from 2000 up to the present day.   

So how good is your knowledge of the World Cups in Mexico, West Germany and Argentina ? Try our quiz and see how many questions you can answer, before sharing the results.

You will get some answers straight away, others will require an educated guess. We take our hat off to anyone who scores full marks.

Good luck!

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Which England player was falsely accused of stealing a bracelet prior to the 1970 tournament?
 

Meanwhile, find out why QPR's Loic Remy's World Cup fear is here