The first football world cup final was won by Uruguay against Argentina 4:2. What was unusual about that game?

There was no half-time break
There was no referee
5 players got red cards
Two different balls were used
Two dif­fer­ent balls were used in the final: Ar­genti­na supplied the first-half ball (the 'Tien­to') and led 2–1 at the break; hosts Uruguay supplied the sec­ond-half ball (the 'T-­Mod­el', which was larger and heavier; see photo) and won 4–2.

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There was no half-time break
There was no referee
5 players got red cards
Two different balls were used
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
7%
0%
92%
13
flagFrance
3%
3%
13%
78%
60
flagBelgium
0%
9%
18%
72%
11
flagGermany
5%
5%
17%
71%
176
flagthe Netherlands
1%
9%
17%
71%
63
flagFinland
0%
0%
30%
69%
13
flagSweden
12%
8%
12%
68%
25
flagItaly
3%
6%
21%
66%
33
flagSpain
20%
6%
6%
66%
15
flagNorway
8%
4%
21%
65%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
8%
16%
64%
289
flagCzech Republic
23%
7%
7%
61%
13
flagPoland
8%
8%
20%
60%
13005
flagAustria
8%
8%
17%
56%
23
flagDenmark
0%
18%
27%
54%
11
flagUnknown
10%
14%
23%
51%
964
flagthe United States
14%
12%
18%
50%
172
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
8%
27%
41%
36
flagIndia
15%
10%
34%
34%
38

Gender

men57%
women56%
There was no half-time break
9%
9%
There was no referee
11%
8%
5 players got red cards
21%
26%
Two different balls were used
57%
56%

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