Monday, January 9, 2017

The First Time ….., Part Sixteen

1-The First time that the Scottish National Team played an International Match abroad (outside of United Kingdom) was in a friendly vs. France at Paris on May 18, 1930 (France 0-Scotland 2).

Photo From: L’Equipe, L’Equipe de France de Football, la Belle Histoire
(May 18, 1930, France 0-Scotland 2)

2- The first time that a European Nation played on Argentinean soil was in a Friendly between Argentina and Yugoslavia on August 3rd, 1930 at Buenos Aires (3-1 Argentina win).

3-The first time that an African Nation defeated a European Team at the World Cup was on June 16, 1982 at Gijon when Algeria defeated West Germany (2-1).

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 109, February 1998
(June 16, 1982, World Cup, Algeria 2-West Germany 1)

 4- The First time that a Soviet player joined a German team wason August 2nd, 1989, when Dynamo Moscow’s Aleksandr Borodyuk joined Schalke in the West German Second Division.

Photo From: Panini, German Bundesliga, 1991/92
(Aleksandr Borodyuk )

5- The first time that an Algerian-born player ever played for France was in a Friendly on February 9, 1936 at Paris when Ali Benouna of Football Club de Sète 34)’ lined for France vs. Czechoslovakia (0-3 France loss).

Photo From: Les Bleus, Le livre official de l'equiep de France, Author: Dominique Grimault, 1997
(Ali Benouna is standing fourth from left, February 9, 1936, France 0-Czechoslovakia 3)

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