List of FIFA World Cup red cards

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This is a list of all red cards shown during FIFA World Cups; that is, the occasions when a player has been expelled from the game in a football World Cup Finals match (not including qualifying matches). As FIFA is the governing body of football, official red cards are only noted when FIFA recognised that a player was expelled or sent off in a match.

This list includes all dismissals since the first FIFA World Cup in 1930. The use of red and yellow cards to indicate dismissals and cautions is a more recent invention, having been introduced at the 1970 tournament.

Notable World Cup red cards[edit]

  • Plácido Galindo was the first player to be sent off in a World Cup match, playing for Peru on 14 July 1930 against Romania.
  • Uruguay's José Batista received the quickest red card when he was sent off in the first minute in 1986 for bringing down Gordon Strachan in a game against Scotland.
  • Five players have been sent off in the final. Argentina's Pedro Monzón was the first in 1990 and was quickly followed by teammate Gustavo Dezotti in the same match. Marcel Desailly, playing for France in 1998, was the first player to be sent off from the winning team in the final.
  • Argentina's Claudio Caniggia became the first person to be sent off from the substitute's bench, after he swore at the referee in a game against Sweden in 2002.
  • The most players sent off on one day occurred on 18 June 1998 when five players received a red card across two different first round matches.
  • The 2006 tournament had the highest amount of red cards; a total of 27 players were sent off.
  • Rigobert Song became the first player to receive two red cards - one in 1994 and one in 1998. Zinedine Zidane replicated this in 1998 and 2006.
  • Three South American countries lead the list of most red cards for a national team with Brazil having 11 players dismissed. Argentina have had 10 players sent off, and Uruguay 9 players.
  • The single World Cup match with the greatest number of red cards was the Portugal-Netherlands game in the second round of the 2006 World Cup, this match also known as the "Battle of Nuremberg". 4 players, 2 from each team, were sent off; overall referee Valentin Ivanov dished out 16 yellow cards and 4 red cards, the greatest number of players booked and sent off in any one match.
  • The physical red card was introduced in 1970, but nobody was sent off. Carlos Caszely of Chile became the first person to receive a red card, after his second yellow card against West Germany in 1974, for bringing down Berti Vogts.[citation needed] Chile lost 1-0.

List of World Cup red cards[edit]

Order Player Card Combination Time of cards Representing Final
Score
Opponent Tournament Round Date
1. Plácido Galindo Red card.svg 54'  Peru 1–3  Romania 1930, Uruguay First round July 14, 1930
2. Imre Markos Red card.svg 63'  Hungary 1–2  Austria 1934, Italy Quarter-finals May 31, 1934
3. Hans Pesser Red card.svg 96'  Germany 1–1aet   Switzerland 1938, France First round June 4, 1938
4. Zezé Procópio Red card.svg 14'  Brazil 1–1aet  Czechoslovakia Quarter-finals June 12, 1938
5. Jan Říha Red card.svg 89'  Czechoslovakia 1–1aet  Brazil Quarter-finals June 12, 1938
6. Machado Red card.svg 89'  Brazil 1–1aet  Czechoslovakia Quarter-finals June 12, 1938
7. József Bozsik Red card.svg 71'  Hungary 4–2  Brazil 1954, Switzerland Quarter-finals June 27, 1954
8. Nílton Santos Red card.svg 71'  Brazil 2–4  Hungary Quarter-finals June 27, 1954
9. Humberto Red card.svg 79'  Brazil 2–4  Hungary Quarter-finals June 27, 1954
10. Ferenc Sipos Red card.svg 79'  Hungary 1–2  Wales 1958, Sweden First round June 17, 1958
11. Titus Buberník Red card.svg 102'  Czechoslovakia 1–2  Northern Ireland First round June 17, 1958
12. Erich Juskowiak Red card.svg 59'  West Germany 1–3  Sweden Semi-finals June 24, 1958
13. Giorgio Ferrini Red card.svg 8'  Italy 0–2  Chile 1962, Chile First round June 2, 1962
14. Mario David Red card.svg 41'  Italy 0–2  Chile First round June 2, 1962
15. Ángel Cabrera Red card.svg 71'  Uruguay 1–3  Yugoslavia First round June 2, 1962
16. Vladimir Popović Red card.svg 71'  Yugoslavia 3–1  Uruguay First round June 2, 1962
17. Honorino Landa Red card.svg 80'  Chile 2–4  Brazil Semi-finals June 13, 1962
18. Garrincha Red card.svg 83'  Brazil 4–2  Chile Semi-finals June 13, 1962
19. Rafael Albrecht Red card.svg 65'  Argentina 0–0  West Germany 1966, England First round July 16, 1966
20. Antonio Rattín Yellowred card.svg 35'  Argentina 0–1  England Quarter-finals July 23, 1966
21. Horacio Troche Red card.svg 49'  Uruguay 0–4  West Germany Quarter-finals July 23, 1966
22. Héctor Silva Yellowred card.svg 54'  Uruguay 0–4  West Germany Quarter-finals July 23, 1966
23. Igor Chislenko Red card.svg 44'  Soviet Union 1–2  West Germany Semi-finals July 25, 1966
24. Carlos Caszely Yellowred card.svg 13', 67'  Chile 0–1  West Germany 1974, West Germany First round June 14, 1974
25. Julio Montero Castillo Red card.svg 69'  Uruguay 0–2  Netherlands First round June 15, 1974
26. Mulamba Ndaye Red card.svg 22'  Zaire 0–9  Yugoslavia First round June 18, 1974
27. Ray Richards Yellowred card.svg 37', 83'  Australia 0–0  Chile First round June 22, 1974
28. Luís Pereira Red card.svg 84'  Brazil 0–2  Netherlands Second round July 3, 1974
29. András Törõcsik Yellowred card.svg 48', 82'  Hungary 1–2  Argentina 1978, Argentina First round June 2, 1978
30. Tibor Nyilasi Yellowred card.svg 21', 89'  Hungary 1–2  Argentina First round June 2, 1978
31. Dick Nanninga Red card.svg 88'  Netherlands 2–2  West Germany Second round June 18, 1978
32. Ladislav Vízek Red card.svg 87'  Czechoslovakia 1–1  France 1982, Spain First round June 24, 1982
33. Gilberto Yearwood Red card.svg 89'  Honduras 0–1  Yugoslavia First round June 24, 1982
34. Mal Donaghy Red card.svg 62'  Northern Ireland 1–0  Spain First round June 25, 1982
35. Américo Gallego Red card.svg 84'  Argentina 1–2  Italy Second round June 29, 1982
36. Diego Maradona Red card.svg 85'  Argentina 1–3  Brazil Second round July 2, 1982
37. Mike Sweeney Yellowred card.svg 52', 85'  Canada 0–2  Hungary 1986, Mexico First round June 6, 1986
38. Ray Wilkins Yellowred card.svg 40', 42'  England 0–0  Morocco First round June 6, 1986
39. Basil Gorgis Red card.svg 52'  Iraq 1–2  Belgium First round June 8, 1986
40. Miguel Bossio Yellowred card.svg 13', 19'  Uruguay 1–6  Denmark First round June 8, 1986
41. José Batista Red card.svg 1'  Uruguay 0–0  Scotland First round June 13, 1986
42. Frank Arnesen Yellowred card.svg 36', 88'  Denmark 2–0  West Germany First round June 13, 1986
43. Thomas Berthold Red card.svg 64'  West Germany 0–0  Mexico Quarter-finals June 21, 1986
44. Javier Aguirre Yellowred card.svg 20', 100'  Mexico 0–0  West Germany Quarter-finals June 21, 1986
45. André Kana-Biyik Red card.svg 61'  Cameroon 1–0  Argentina 1990, Italy First round June 8, 1990
46. Benjamin Massing Yellowred card.svg 10', 89'  Cameroon 1–0  Argentina First round June 8, 1990
47. Eric Wynalda Red card.svg 52'  United States 1–5  Czechoslovakia First round June 10, 1990
48. Volodymyr Bezsonov Red card.svg 48'  Soviet Union 0–2  Argentina First round June 13, 1990
49. Eric Gerets Yellowred card.svg 35', 42'  Belgium 3–1  Uruguay First round June 17, 1990
50. Khalil Ghanim Yellowred card.svg 36', 76'  United Arab Emirates 1–4  Yugoslavia First round June 19, 1990
51. Peter Artner Red card.svg 34'  Austria 2–1  United States First round June 19, 1990
52. Yoon Deuk-yeo Red card.svg 70'  South Korea 0–1  Uruguay First round June 21, 1990
53. Ricardo Gomes Red card.svg 85'  Brazil 0–1  Argentina Second round June 24, 1990
54. Rudi Völler Red card.svg 22'  West Germany 2–1  Netherlands Second round June 24, 1990
55. Frank Rijkaard Red card.svg 22'  Netherlands 1–2  West Germany Second round June 24, 1990
56. Refik Šabanadžović Red card.svg 31'  Yugoslavia 0–0aet  Argentina Quarter-finals June 30, 1990
57. Ľubomír Moravčík Yellowred card.svg 11', 70'  Czechoslovakia 0–1  West Germany Quarter-finals July 1, 1990
58. Ricardo Giusti Red card.svg 103'  Argentina 1–1aet  Italy Semi-finals July 3, 1990
59. Pedro Monzón Red card.svg 65'  Argentina 0–1  West Germany Final July 8, 1990
60. Gustavo Dezotti Yellowred card.svg 5', 87'  Argentina 0–1  West Germany Final July 8, 1990
61. Marco Etcheverry Red card.svg 84'  Bolivia 0–1  Germany 1994, United States First round June 17, 1994
62. Miguel Angel Nadal Red card.svg 26'  Spain 2–2  South Korea First round June 17, 1994
63. Ion Vlădoiu Red card.svg 74'  Romania 1–4   Switzerland First round June 22, 1994
64. Gianluca Pagliuca Red card.svg 21'  Italy 1–0  Norway First round June 23, 1994
65. Luis Cristaldo Yellowred card.svg 22', 82'  Bolivia 0–0  South Korea First round June 23, 1994
66. Rigobert Song Red card.svg 84'  Cameroon 0–3  Brazil First round June 24, 1994
67. Sergei Gorlukovich Yellowred card.svg 1', 49'  Russia 1–3  Sweden First round June 24, 1994
68. Tsanko Tsvetanov Yellowred card.svg 45', 67'  Bulgaria 2–0  Argentina First round June 30, 1994
69. Leonardo Red card.svg 44'  Brazil 1–0  United States Second round July 4, 1994
70. Fernando Clavijo Yellowred card.svg 64', 85'  United States 0–1  Brazil Second round July 4, 1994
71. Gianfranco Zola Red card.svg 76'  Italy 2–1aet  Nigeria Second round July 5, 1994
72. Emil Kremenliev Yellowred card.svg 12', 50'  Bulgaria 1–1aet  Mexico Second round July 5, 1994
73. Luis García Yellowred card.svg 28', 57'  Mexico 1–1aet  Bulgaria Second round July 5, 1994
74. Stefan Schwarz Yellowred card.svg 43', 101'  Sweden 2–2aet  Romania Quarter-finals July 10, 1994
75. Jonas Thern Red card.svg 64'  Sweden 0–1  Brazil Semi-finals July 13, 1994
76. Anatoli Nankov Yellowred card.svg 27', 89'  Bulgaria 0–0  Paraguay 1998, France First round June 12, 1998
77. Ha Seok-ju Red card.svg 30'  South Korea 1–3  Mexico First round June 13, 1998
78. Patrick Kluivert Red card.svg 79'  Netherlands 0–0  Belgium First round June 13, 1998
79. Raymond Kalla Red card.svg 43'  Cameroon 0–3  Italy First round June 17, 1998
80. Miklos Molnar Red card.svg 67'  Denmark 1–1  South Africa First round June 18, 1998
81. Alfred Phiri Yellowred card.svg 65', 68'  South Africa 1–1  Denmark First round June 18, 1998
82. Morten Wieghorst Red card.svg 85'  Denmark 1–1  South Africa First round June 18, 1998
83. Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi Red card.svg 19'  Saudi Arabia 0–4  France First round June 18, 1998
84. Zinedine Zidane Red card.svg 71'  France 4–0  Saudi Arabia First round June 18, 1998
85. Pável Pardo Red card.svg 29'  Mexico 2–2  Belgium First round June 20, 1998
86. Gert Verheyen Red card.svg 55'  Belgium 2–2  Mexico First round June 20, 1998
87. Darryl Powell Yellowred card.svg 4', 45'  Jamaica 0–5  Argentina First round June 21, 1998
88. Rigobert Song (2) Yellowred card.svg 8', 51'  Cameroon 1–1  Chile First round June 23, 1998
89. Lauren Red card.svg 89'  Cameroon 1–1  Chile First round June 23, 1998
90. Craig Burley Red card.svg 54'  Scotland 0–3  Morocco First round June 23, 1998
91. Ramón Ramírez Red card.svg 89'  Mexico 2–2  Netherlands First round June 25, 1998
92. David Beckham Red card.svg 47'  England 2–2aet  Argentina Second round June 30, 1998
93. Arthur Numan Yellowred card.svg 17', 76'  Netherlands 2–1  Argentina Quarter-finals July 4, 1998
94. Ariel Ortega Red card.svg 87'  Argentina 1–2  Netherlands Quarter-finals July 4, 1998
95. Christian Wörns Red card.svg 40'  Germany 0–3  Croatia Quarter-finals July 4, 1998
96. Laurent Blanc Red card.svg 73'  France 2–1  Croatia Semi-finals July 8, 1998
97. Marcel Desailly Yellowred card.svg 48', 68'  France 3–0  Brazil Final July 12, 1998
98. Boris Živković Red card.svg 59'  Croatia 0–1  Mexico 2002, Korea/Japan First round June 3, 2002
99. Alpay Özalan Red card.svg 86'  Turkey 1–2  Brazil First round June 3, 2002
100. Hakan Ünsal Yellowred card.svg 24', 90'  Turkey 1–2  Brazil First round June 3, 2002
101. Thierry Henry Red card.svg 25'  France 0–0  Uruguay First round June 6, 2002
102. Salif Diao Red card.svg 62'  Senegal 1–1  Denmark First round June 6, 2002
103. Carsten Ramelow Yellowred card.svg 37', 40'  Germany 2–0  Cameroon First round June 11, 2002
104. Patrick Suffo Yellowred card.svg 60', 77'  Cameroon 0–2  Germany First round June 11, 2002
105. Claudio Caniggia[1] Red card.svg 45'  Argentina 1–1  Sweden First round June 12, 2002
106. Carlos Paredes Yellowred card.svg 4', 22'  Paraguay 3–1  Slovenia First round June 12, 2002
107. Nastja Čeh Red card.svg 81'  Slovenia 1–3  Paraguay First round June 12, 2002
108. Shao Jiayi Red card.svg 58'  China PR 0–3  Turkey First round June 13, 2002
109. João Pinto Red card.svg 27'  Portugal 0–1  South Korea First round June 14, 2002
110. Beto Yellowred card.svg 22', 66'  Portugal 0–1  South Korea First round June 14, 2002
111. Roberto Acuña Red card.svg 90'  Paraguay 0–1  Germany Second round June 15, 2002
112. Rafael Márquez Red card.svg 88'  Mexico 0–2  United States Second round June 17, 2002
113. Francesco Totti Yellowred card.svg 22', 103'  Italy 1–2aet  South Korea Second round June 18, 2002
114. Ronaldinho Red card.svg 57'  Brazil 2–1  England Quarter-finals June 21, 2002
115. Avery John Yellowred card.svg 15', 46'  Trinidad and Tobago 0–0  Sweden 2006, Germany First round June 10, 2006
116. Jean-Paul Abalo Yellowred card.svg 23', 53'  Togo 1–2  South Korea First round June 13, 2006
117. Vladyslav Vashchuk Red card.svg 47'  Ukraine 0–4  Spain First round June 14, 2006
118. Radosław Sobolewski Yellowred card.svg 28', 75'  Poland 0–1  Germany First round June 14, 2006
119. Mateja Kežman Red card.svg 65'  Serbia and Montenegro 0–6  Argentina First round June 16, 2006
120. Andre Yellowred card.svg 44', 79'  Angola 0–0  Mexico First round June 16, 2006
121. Tomáš Ujfaluši Red card.svg 66'  Czech Republic 0–2  Ghana First round June 17, 2006
122. Daniele De Rossi Red card.svg 28'  Italy 1–1  United States First round June 17, 2006
123. Pablo Mastroeni Red card.svg 45'  United States 1–1  Italy First round June 17, 2006
124. Eddie Pope Yellowred card.svg 21', 47'  United States 1–1  Italy First round June 17, 2006
125. Luis Pérez Yellowred card.svg 27', 61'  Mexico 1–2  Portugal First round June 21, 2006
126. Albert Nađ Yellowred card.svg 17', 45'  Serbia and Montenegro 2–3  Ivory Coast First round June 21, 2006
127. Cyril Domoraud Yellowred card.svg 41', 90'  Ivory Coast 3–2  Serbia and Montenegro First round June 21, 2006
128. Jan Polák Yellowred card.svg 35', 45'  Czech Republic 0–2  Italy First round June 22, 2006
129. Dario Šimić Yellowred card.svg 32', 85'  Croatia 2–2  Australia First round June 22, 2006
130. Brett Emerton Yellowred card.svg 81', 87'  Australia 2–2  Croatia First round June 22, 2006
131. Josip Šimunić[2] Yellowred card.svg 61', 93'  Croatia 2–2  Australia First round June 22, 2006
132. Ziad Jaziri Yellowred card.svg 9', 45'  Tunisia 0–1  Ukraine First round June 23, 2006
133. Teddy Lučić Yellowred card.svg 28', 35'  Sweden 0–2  Germany Second round June 24, 2006
134. Costinha Yellowred card.svg 31', 45'  Portugal 1–0  Netherlands Second round June 25, 2006
135. Khalid Boulahrouz Yellowred card.svg 7', 64'  Netherlands 0–1  Portugal Second round June 25, 2006
136. Deco Yellowred card.svg 73', 78'  Portugal 1–0  Netherlands Second round June 25, 2006
137. Giovanni van Bronckhorst Yellowred card.svg 59', 90'  Netherlands 0–1  Portugal Second round June 25, 2006
138. Marco Materazzi Red card.svg 51'  Italy 1–0  Australia Second round June 26, 2006
139. Asamoah Gyan Yellowred card.svg 48', 81'  Ghana 0–3  Brazil Second round June 27, 2006
140. Leandro Cufré[1] Red card.svg 120'  Argentina 1–1aet  Germany Quarter-finals June 30, 2006
141. Wayne Rooney Red card.svg 62'  England 0–0aet  Portugal Quarter-finals July 1, 2006
142. Zinedine Zidane (2) Red card.svg 110'  France 1–1aet  Italy Final July 9, 2006
143. Nicolás Lodeiro Yellowred card.svg 65', 81'  Uruguay 0–0  France 2010, South Africa First round June 11, 2010
144. Abdelkader Ghezzal Yellowred card.svg 59', 73'  Algeria 0–1  Slovenia First round June 13, 2010
145. Aleksandar Luković Yellowred card.svg 54', 74'  Serbia 0–1  Ghana First round June 13, 2010
146. Tim Cahill Red card.svg 56'  Australia 0–4  Germany First round June 13, 2010
147. Itumeleng Khune Red card.svg 76'  South Africa 0–3  Uruguay First round June 16, 2010
148. Sani Kaita Red card.svg 33'  Nigeria 1–2  Greece First round June 17, 2010
149. Miroslav Klose Yellowred card.svg 12', 37'  Germany 0–1  Serbia First round June 18, 2010
150. Harry Kewell Red card.svg 24'  Australia 1–1  Ghana First round June 19, 2010
151. Kaká Yellowred card.svg 85', 88'  Brazil 3–1  Ivory Coast First round June 20, 2010
152. Valon Behrami Red card.svg 31'   Switzerland 0–1  Chile First round June 21, 2010
153. Yoann Gourcuff Red card.svg 25'  France 1–2  South Africa First round June 22, 2010
154. Antar Yahia Yellowred card.svg 76', 90'  Algeria 0–1  United States First round June 23, 2010
155. Marco Estrada Yellowred card.svg 21', 37'  Chile 1–2  Spain First round June 25, 2010
156. Ricardo Costa Red card.svg 89'  Portugal 0–1  Spain Second round June 29, 2010
157. Felipe Melo Red card.svg 73'  Brazil 1–2  Netherlands Quarter-finals July 2, 2010
158. Luis Suárez Red card.svg 120'  Uruguay 1–1aet  Ghana Quarter-finals July 2, 2010
159. John Heitinga Yellowred card.svg 56', 109'  Netherlands 0–1aet  Spain Final July 11, 2010
160. Maxi Pereira Red card.svg 94'  Uruguay 1–3  Costa Rica 2014, Brazil First round June 14, 2014
161. Wilson Palacios Yellowred card.svg 28', 44'  Honduras 0–3  France First round June 15, 2014
162. Pepe Red card.svg 37'  Portugal 0–4  Germany First round June 16, 2014
163. Alex Song Red card.svg 40'  Cameroon 0–4  Croatia First round June 18, 2014
164. Kostas Katsouranis Yellowred card.svg 27', 38'  Greece 0–0  Japan First round June 19, 2014
165. Ante Rebić Red card.svg 89'  Croatia 1–3  Mexico First round June 23, 2014
166. Claudio Marchisio Red card.svg 59'  Italy 0–1  Uruguay First round June 24, 2014
167. Antonio Valencia Red card.svg 48'  Ecuador 0–0  France First round June 25, 2014
168. Steven Defour Red card.svg 45'  Belgium 1–0  South Korea First round June 26, 2014
169. Óscar Duarte Yellowred card.svg 42', 66'  Costa Rica 1–1aet  Greece Second round June 29, 2014
170. Carlos Sánchez Moreno Red card.svg 4'  Colombia 1–2  Japan 2018, Russia First round June 19, 2018
171. Jérôme Boateng Yellowred card.svg 71', 82'  Germany 2–1  Sweden First round June 23, 2018
172. Igor Smolnikov Yellowred card.svg 27', 36'  Russia 0–3  Uruguay First round June 25, 2018
173. Michael Lang Red card.svg 94'   Switzerland 0–1  Sweden Second round July 3, 2018

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b From substitutes' bench
  2. ^ Josip Šimunić erroneously received three yellow cards (61', 90', 93+') from referee Graham Poll in the Croatia match against Australia before being sent off, but FIFA changed the report to include only 61' and 93' bookings.