Carlos Sanchez was sent off just three minutes into Colombia’s World Cup opening clash with Japan, after handling the ball in the box.
But remarkably, this isn’t the fastest red card in World Cup history – one was a whole TWO minutes quicker!
Sanchez was given his marching orders when he handled the ball in his own area, following a shot from Yuya Osako after a blocked effort from former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa fell at his feet.
The 32-year-old, who plays his club football for Espanyol in Spain, prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity, and the subsequent penalty that was awarded to Japan was confidently dispatched by Kagawa.
A fast start to the game to say the least!
But as we say, the red card wasn’t the quickest in the history of the World Cup. So what is? Here’s the top five fastest sending offs…
Name: Gianluca Pagliuca
Time of sending off: 20:52
Name: Miguel Angel Bossio
Time of sending off: 19:14
Name: Mohammed Al Khilaiwi
Team: Saudi Arabia
Time of sending off: 18:14
Name: Carlos Sanchez
Time of sending off: 02:56
Name: Jose Alberto Batista
Time of sending off: 00:54
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