The First Red Card In 2018 World Cup Was Recorded As Player Is Sent Off After 3 Minutes

The first red card was recorded during the match on Tuesday between Colombia Vs Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk. After a defensive calamity in the opening moments, the former Aston Villa midfielder blocked a goal-bound shot with his right arm.

Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez made the initial error, misjudging a long ball over the top. Yuya Osaka got away from the Colombia defence but his shot was saved by Arsenal ‘keeper David Ospina.

But former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa followed up and and his shot was blocked Sanchez.