First Red Card

  • The red and yellow card system was not introduced until the 1970 World Cup. The first player to receive a red card was Chile’s Carlos Caszely in 1974 in a match against West Germany in the 67th minute.

First Goal

  • The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930. Many believed American Bart McGee scored the first goal in the World Cup, against Belgium in the 40th minute. But a dispute erupted and FIFA, soccer’s governing body, determined the first goal was scored by Frenchman Lucien Laurent in the 19th minute against Mexico on July 13, 1930.

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Saint-Etienne was the setting for a quarter final of the 1998 FIFA World Cup held in France. The quarterfinal in question was between England and Argentina and the stakes were high. Which of the following England players was sent off by the towering Danish referee, Kim Milton Nielsen?