Zinedine Zidane walks past the World Cup trophy following his red card in France

Players sent off at a World Cup

Red cards were not introduced at the World Cup until 1970, but that did not stop Peru’s Placido Galindo getting himself sent off way back in 1930.

A number of players followed in subsequent tournaments, although none were given their marching orders in the first World Cup to feature physical red cards: Mexico 1970.



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