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The two captains, France's Michel Platini (l) and Kuwait's Sa'ad Abdul Aziz Al-Houti (r), keep their eyes on the money as referee Miroslav Stupar (c) tosses the coin before the match  (Photo by Peter Robinson - PA Images via Getty Images)

While the process has been somewhat intact over the years, the coin flip has been a component of professional football since its beginning.

Svetozar Pavlović