The answers to our 2020 festive quiz. Plus ideas, tips and guidance for using sport to spark conversation and positive memories.

The questions below have been posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and we are revealing the answers each day.

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Questions 1 and 2: Christmas Eve

In which English city did the first inter-club football match take place on Boxing Day 1860?

Answer: Sheffield (Sheffield FC v. Hallam FC)

Which snooker player, a world champion on eight occasions in the 1950s and 60s, died aged 75 on Christmas Day 1998?

Answer: John Pulman

Questions 3 and 4: Christmas Day

Born on Christmas Day 1984, which cricketer is England's highest test run scorer?

Answer: Alastair Cook. 

Which English centre forward played for Everton on Christmas morning 1940 before turning out for Tranmere in the afternoon?

Answer: Tommy Lawton

Questions 5 and 6: Boxing Day

Which Scottish midfield player who captained his country for four years and was awarded the MBE in 2001 was born on Christmas Day in 1964?

Answer: Gary McAllister

Who defeated Sweden over Christmas to win the 1986 Davis Cup final?

Answer: Australia

Questions 7 and 8: 27 December

Which famous British football manager's playing career was finished after an injury on Boxing Day 1962?

Answer: Brian Clough

With which Premiership side did Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus make his debut in January 2017?

Answer: Manchester City

Questions 9 and 10: 28 December

Which horse on Boxing Day 2011 became the first to win the King George VI Chase on five occasions?

Answer: Kauto Star

In which year did the famous Christmas Day football match take place in No Man's Land during World War 1?

Answer: 1914 

Questions 11 and 12: 29 December

Which horse won the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day 1986 at a starting price of 16 to 1, the first of four victories in the race?

Answer: Desert Orchid

Which former professional footballer and now sports presenter known as "Kammy" was born on Christmas Day in 1957?

Answer: Chris Kamara

Questions 13 and 14: 30 December

Which two countries contested the first ever cricket Test match to be played on Christmas Day, in 1951?

Answer: Australia and West Indies

Which horse with a Christmassy name won the Derby, the Irish Derby and the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 1964 to become Racehorse of the Year?

Answer: Santa Claus 

And finally... Questions 15 and 16: Hogmanay

Which England cricketer, born on Christmas Eve 1932, in 1968 became the first to appear in 100 test matches for his country?

Answer: Colin Cowdrey 

The last ever English football League match to take place on Christmas Day was between Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers. In which year did it take place?

Answer: 1965