2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

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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.

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