Carlos Sanchez received the second-quickest red card in FIFA World Cup history when he was dismissed after just two minutes and 56 seconds in Colombia's World Cup Group H opener against Japan on Tuesday night (AEST).
The midfielder was sent off in Saransk, having been deemed to have deliberately handled Shinji Kagawa's 20-yard drive with his arm.
Referee Damir Skomina pointed to the penalty spot and Kagawa beat David Ospina from 12 yards, but Sanchez's dismissal was not the earliest in World Cup history.
That record still belongs to Jose Alberto Batista, who was given his marching orders just 54 seconds into Uruguay's final group match against Scotland at Mexico 1986.
Sanchez will miss Colombia's second group game against Poland.