First Red Card of FIFA World Cup 2018 given to Colombia’s Carlos Sánchez


TNT News, June 19, 2018: 

And the first 'Red-Card' of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia has been awarded!

As the Japan-Colombia match is underway in the Mordovia Stadium in Saransk, the much anticipated match is already scripting history in this year's mega sports event in the world, with the quickest Red Card given in FIFA World Cup history since 1986.

The red card was given to Colombian's midfielder, Carlos Sánchez for blocking Japan's midfielder, Shinji Kagawa's shot with his arm in the penalty area. And in the 6′ minute, Japan scored a penalty goal.

The red card for Sánchez (176 seconds) was the fastest shown at the World Cup since Jose Alberto Batista for Uruguay against Scotland in 1986 (54 seconds).

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