2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA WC: Columbia's Sanchez creates an unwanted record

[caption id="attachment_68487" align="aligncenter" width="580"] Colombia's Sanchez received second-quickest World Cup red card[/caption]

XtraTime Web Desk: Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez received the marching order just after two minutes and 56 seconds of their opening game of 2018 FIFA World Cup against Japan.





The Colombian midfielder became the second quickest man to receive the red card in the history of World Cup as he deliberately handled Shinji Kagawa's 20-yard shot with his arm.

Colombia lost 2-1 in the match as Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako scored for Japan. Though Juan Quintero scored the equalizing goal in the 39 th minute for Colombia.





Referee Damir Skomina pointed to the penalty spot and Kagawa beat David Ospina from 12 yards, but Sanchez's dismissal was not the earliest in World Cup history.

That record still belongs to Jose Alberto Batista, who was given his marching orders just 54 seconds into Uruguay's final group match against Scotland at Mexico 1986.

Sanchez will miss Colombia's second group game against Poland.

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