Quick but not the quickest
The fastest goal in a FIFA World Cup inaugural match came from Brazil's Cesar Sampaio. He was on target in the fourth minute of their game against Scotland in 1998.
The first and only hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup opening fixture was claimed by Italy's Angelo Schiavio against the USA on 27 May 1934 in a game that finished 7-1.
Germany's Hans Pesser was the first to be sent off in a FIFA World Cup opening match; he was expelled in the 96th minute of Germany's game with Switzerland on 4 June 1938 (the first matches in this tournament were played on a knockout basis and the tie was in extra time).
In total, four expulsions have occurred in opening matches: Cameroon's Andre Kana and Benjamin Massing were sent off in the 1-0 victory over Argentina in 1990, while Bolivia's Marco Etcheverry received a red card in the 1994 match v Germany.
Famous scorers in FIFA World Cup opening games include Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany v Bolivia 1994), Niels Liedholm (Sweden v Mexico 1958), Ademir (Brazil v Mexico 1950), Giuseppe Meazza (Italy v USA 1934)