Colombia's Sanchez gets first red card of World Cup

Carlos Sanchez's red card after two minutes and 56 seconds is the second fastest shown in World Cup history.

Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez was the first player to be sent off in the tournament when he was shown a straight red card.   -  AP

Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez was the first player to be sent off in the tournament when he was shown a straight red card for a deliberate handball in the World Cup Group H match against Japan on Tuesday.

Shinji Kagawa slotted home the penalty to give Japan a 1-0 lead after six minutes.

OPTA STATS: 02:56 - Carlos Sanchez's red card after two minutes and 56 seconds is the second fastest shown in World Cup history, after Jose Alberto Batista for Uruguay vs Scotland in 1986 (54 seconds). Handed.

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