2018 World Cup is where Sweden won their first ever opening match since 1958! Good job!
Tough luck for Tunisia as they remain winless in their last 12 World Cup matches.
England remains triumphant over all their matches with African nations in the World Cup.
Japan was victorious against Columbia with 2-1 score. This was the first time any Asian country has defeated a South American opposition.
Columbia’s Carlos Sanchez Moreno was given the first red flag after he blocked a shot with his arm in the match against Japan
As the first round reaches an end, Senegal has won nearly 50% of their World CUp matches, making them the proud players with the best win rate when compared to every other African nation.
2018 was the first time since 1970 that Uruguay won their opening match!
Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat is the first player to suffer a concussion in the 2018 World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 51st career hat-trick in the match against Spain.
The title for the first player in history to score in 8 consecutive major tournaments was bagged by the amazing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Daniel Arzani became the youngest Australian player to ever make an appearance in the World Cup.
2018 World Cup was the first time that Argentina failed to win their opening match since 1990.
Lionel Messi failed to score a goal from the penalty spot in his first penalty (excluding the shootouts).
Sergio Aguero’s 9th time was a charm as he scored his 1st goal at a World Cup in the match between Argentina and Iceland.
Peru’s Christian Cueva became the first player to miss a penalty shot for his country in the World Cup.
Sixth time turned out to be lucky for Croatia’s Luka Modric as he scored his first World Cup goal.
Croatia was lucky this year as they won their opening game for the very first time!
For the second time in history, Germany lost their opening match to Mexico.
Brazil failed to win their opening match since 1978! Sad day for Brazil fans.
The host nation has never lost its opening match in any of the 21 Editions! Russia made sure this streak continued by winning the first match of FIFA 2018.
Russia’s Denis Cheryshev is the first ever substitute who has scored in the opening match of the World Cup.
Aleksandr Golovin of Russia got the first yellow in FIFA 2018 in the match against Saudi Arabia.