It was Mexico 1986 ago that it was so long for the first red card.
The Colombian Carlos Sanchez is Tuesday as the first player at the world cup in Russia will be excluded. In the match against Japan, he received the Slovenian referee Damir Skomina after three minutes, the red card after handplay in the box. To make matters worse for the Colombians struck Shinji Kagawa then also touch from eleven metres.
Colombia-Japan is the fifteenth game in the world cup. It was Mexico 1986 ago that it was so long for the first red card. Then it happened that in the sixteenth match.
During that tournament was also the fastest red card ever in a world cup match distributed. The Uruguayan José Batista was when after only 56 seconds excluded after a fault on the Scottish goalkeeper Gordon Strachan.
The least number of red cards ever in a world cup (in a format of 64 matches) fell in 2014 in Brazil: just 10 pieces
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