Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

Sanchez Becomes The Footballer With The Second-fastest Red Card At The World Cup

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Colombian midfielder Carlos Sancez has become the first footballer to be shown the second-fastest red card in World Cup history.

The former Aston Villa player was sent off just three minutes into Colombia’s clash against Japan on Tuesday, June 19.

The 32-year old blocked a goal-bound shot from former Manchester United star, Shinji Kagawa, with his right arm inside the box leading to his punishment by referee Damir Skomina.

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The marching orders to one of their key players left Colombia devastated even as they went on to lose their opening Group H match against the Asian nation.

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Jose Pekerman’s side was defeated 2-1, with Kagawa opening the scoring for Japan from the penalty spot prior to Sanchez’s red card.

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Juan Quintero restored parity for Colombia in the 39th minute, with Yuya Osako making it 2-1 for Japan in the 73rd minute.

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