World Cup '74: The first red card in history

World Cup '74: The first red card in history
Moment when the Chilean Carlos Caszely, then player Levante, He saw the first red card in the World Cup history 1974. Photo: AlboAdixto

Last update March 23, 2024 by colgadosporelfutbol

When we talk about Yellow and red cards, everyone is clear that sanctions are levied on the players for unsportsmanlike behavior in the field and generally during the course of the game. Today we will discuss the first red card of history.

These small colored construction paper have not always existed. In fact, from the origins of football to the 70 the warnings were verbal, it produced confusion among spectators and coaches.

In itself England World Cup of 1966, Bobby Charlton He was punished in this way by the match referee before the ignorance of the player himself. Charlton he chose to call the press office to see if he had been punished. Given all this, urged a solution to fix these situations so surreal.

In a very peculiar way, They were born yellow and red cards. So it was decided that the first poster boards will be shown in the World 1970, although they had to wait no more and no less than four years to see the first red card of history, It was the appointment of 1974 played in Germany.

Levante player Carlos Caszely was the first player to see a red card in a World Cup

It happened 4 June 1974. Chilean Carlos Caszely She made history as the first player to see a straight red card made as YLO player Levante so we can say that although saw the shirt of Chile, the first player sent off with a straight red was a granota.

It was in debut Chile at the World precisely against Federal Republic of Germany, one of the host. The referee was Turkish Dogan Babacan who did not hesitate after a nasty tackle on Chilean German Berti Vogts. The game ended with a home win with a lone goal Paul Breitner.

Alberto Llopis

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