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First strike: France beat Mexico 4-1 in the first ever WC match with the first goal scored by Frenchman Lucien Laurent.
Hat-trick: The first player to score a hat-trick during a WC match was the American Bart Patenaude during his country's game against Paraguay (3-0) on July 17, 1930 in Montevideo.
Top-scorer: The leading scorer of the tournament was Guillermo Stabile of Argentina with six goals.
Referee: The first referee in a World Cup match was Domingo Lombardi of Uruguay who was assisted by Gilberto de Almejda Rego of Brazil and Henri Christophe of Belgium.
Captain: Jose Nasazzi of Uruguay was the first captain to win the World Cup, while Alberto Supicci managed the side.
Ball: The first World Cup football was designed in 1880, and was made of leather lashed together with long straps. It was brown and had pronounced stitching.
Stadiums: The first round matches took place on pitches that belonged to local clubs. The remaining clashes, including the final, were contested at the impressive Centenary stadium, which had a capacity of 100,000.
Off you go: The first player to receive his marching orders was Placido Galindo of Peru. Chilean referee Albert Warken sent him packing during a match against Romania (1-3) in front of the smallest ever World Cup attendance: 300 people.
Super six: Argentina was the first nation to score six goals beating Mexico 6-3 in a match that also featured the first penalty. In fact the Bolivian referee Ulices Saucedo awarded five penalties during the match.
Own goal: Mexico's Manuel Rosas became the first unlucky culprit to score an own goal. His side also lost the match 3-0 to Chile. — AFP
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