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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | MYT 8:22 PM

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.

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

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Ed Osmond)