1. The First Trophy:The "Jules Rimet Trophy" was named after the FIFA President. Designed by the French sculptor Abel Lafleur and made of solid gold, it weighed 12 pounds and was 12.5 inches high.

2. First Match: France v Mexico and USA v Belgium kicked off at the same time in Montevideo on 13 July 1930. France won 4-1 in Group 1 and USA were 3-0 winners in Group 4.

3. First Goal: Inside-left Lucien Laurent scored after 19 minutes to put France ahead against Mexico in the above match. His shot was 'too powerful' for goalkeeper Oscar Bonfiglio.

4. First Brothers: Brothers Manuel and Felipe Rosas appeared in the Mexican defence against France in the above match. The French won this 'training match' with ease.

5. First Penalty: Manuel Rosas converted the first spot-kick for Mexico against Argentina in a Group 1 match in 1930. Mexico were 3-0 down at the time and finally lost 6-3.

6. First Sending-Off: Mario De Las Casas, Peru's captain, was dismissed against Romania by the Chilean referee for 'increasingly violent play'. Peru lost this Group 3 match 3-1 in 1930.

7. First Winners: On 30 July 1930 Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2 in Montevideo's Centenary Stadium to lift the trophy. Their centre-forward was the one-armed Manco Castro.

8. First Own Goal: Ramon Gonzales of Paraguay scored for the USA in a Group 4 match in 1930. It was their second goal in a 3-0 win. Some sources credit the goal to the American Bert Patenaude.

9. First Hat-Trick: Guillermo Stabile's for Argentina in their 6-3 win against Mexico in a Group 1 match in 1930. Or Patenaude's for the USA v Paraguay (see above - he certainly got two).

10. First Extra-Time: The First Round match in 1934 between Austria and France in the Mussolini Stadium in Turin went to extra-time after a 1-1 draw on 90 minutes. Austria won 3-2.

11. First Penalty Miss: Valdemar de Brito missed for Brazil against Spain in a First Round match in 1934. His nervous shot was saved by the great Ricardo Zamora. Spain won 3-1 in Genoa.

12. First Team to Score First in a Final Tie and Lose: Left-winger Antonin Puc gave Czechoslovakia a 70th-minute lead in the 1934 final against Italy in Rome but the home side finished 2-1 winners after extra-time.

13. First Match involving England: England's return to FIFA after the war allowed us to play in the 1950 finals in Brazil. In our first match in Pool Two, played in Rio's Maracana, Chile were beaten 2-0.

14. First Goalless Draw: Not until 1958 - England v Brazil in a Group 4 match in Gothenburg. The clean-sheet goalkeepers were McDonald and Gylmar. Mazzola and Vava hit the woodwork.

15. First Player to Score in Two Final Ties: Vava scored Brazil's first two in the 1958 final against Sweden in Stockholm (won 5-2) and their third against Czechoslovakia four years later in Santiago (won 3-1).

16. First Substitute: Pusatch of the USSR replaced Shesterniev at half-time against World Cup hosts Mexico in 1970. The opening match of the finals finished goalless in the Aztec.

17. First Substitute to Score: Basaguren came on for Mexico in their Group 1 match against El Salvador in 1970, again in the Aztec, and scored their fourth goal in a 4-0 win with seven minutes to go.

18. First Shootout: West Germany beat France 5-4 on penalties after the teams had drawn their 1982 semi-final 3-3 in Seville. Bossis missed and Hrubesch sent the Germans through.

19. First Team to Win the Cup in a Shootout: Brazil edged Italy 3-2 on penalties to win the 1994 final after a 0-0 draw in Los Angeles. Romario, Branco and Dunga were the successful takers for Brazil.

20. First Golden Goal:Laurent Blanc's 114th-minute goal for France put Paraguay out in the Second Round in Lein 1998. France, of course, went on to win the Cup.