It was in 1930 that the first FIFA World Cup™ was staged in Uruguay.

The tournament had been announced by FIFA two years earlier and it was the hosts who took the inaugural laurels, beating neighbours Argentina 4-2 in the final.

The first-ever World Cup goal was claimed by France’s Lucien Laurent, while a less desirable record – the tournament’s first sending off – was bestowed upon Peru’s Placido Galindo when he was dismissed during a 3-1 defeat to Romania.