1-The First time that a Manager was sent off in the World Cup was on June 11, 1986, when Paraguay Manager Cayetano Ré was sent off in the 82nd minute in a match vs. Belgium (2-2 tie).
Photo From: kicker_WM-Sonderheft_1986
2- The first time that a Greek player joined the Italian Serie A was in 1946 when Alfredo Ragona joined Bari for the 1946/47 season (he later had spells at Cosenza and Napoli).
It would be another 40 years until another Greek joined the Serie (Nikos Antastopoulos to Avellino, 1987/88 season).
3-The first time that a Nation lost in Overtime in a World Cup qualifier was on December 11, 1949, when France lost (3-2, after 2-2 regulation time score) to Yugoslavia in a playoff held at Florence, Italy.
Photo From: France Football, November 23 2007, Issue 3215 bis
(December 11, 1949, World Cup Qualifier, playoff, Yugoslavia 3-France 2)
4- The First time that an African player played in Italy’s Serie A was in 1981 when Ivory Coast’s François Zahoui joined Ascoli. He would stay there until 1983.
Photo From: Mondial, new series, Issue 86, May 1987
Photo From: We Caan Naar Rome, Authors: Marco van der Laan, Rob Kemper
(Berti Vogts, Uli Hoeness fouling Johann Cruyff in front of Jack Taylor, July 7, 1974, World Cup, West Germany 2-Holland 1)