June 19, 2018 / 12:20 PM / a month ago

Colombia's Sanchez gets first red card of World Cup

SARANSK, Russia (Reuters) - 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.

Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Colombia vs Japan - Mordovia Arena, Saransk, Russia - June 19, 2018 Colombia's Carlos Sanchez is sent off by referee Damir Skomina REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

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

Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Ed Osmond

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