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%
9%
0%
90%
11
flagFrance
3%
3%
13%
78%
60
flagBelgium
0%
9%
18%
72%
11
flagGermany
5%
5%
16%
71%
170
flagthe Netherlands
1%
10%
16%
71%
60
flagFinland
0%
0%
30%
69%
13
flagNorway
4%
4%
22%
68%
22
flagSweden
15%
5%
10%
68%
19
flagItaly
3%
3%
23%
66%
30
flagSpain
20%
6%
6%
66%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
9%
8%
16%
64%
277
flagCzech Republic
23%
7%
7%
61%
13
flagPoland
8%
8%
21%
60%
12507
flagAustria
8%
8%
17%
56%
23
flagDenmark
0%
18%
27%
54%
11
flagUnknown
10%
14%
24%
51%
940
flagthe United States
14%
12%
18%
51%
170
flagRepublic of Ireland
22%
8%
27%
41%
36
flagIndia
16%
8%
36%
36%
36

Gender

men57%
women55%
There was no half-time break
9%
9%
There was no referee
11%
9%
5 players got red cards
21%
26%
Two different balls were used
57%
55%

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