How Many Games Is a Red Card in World Cup?

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By Ralph Torres

Football is a game that requires skill, agility, and strategy. However, sometimes things can get heated on the pitch, resulting in players getting red cards.

A red card is a serious penalty in football and often leads to a player being sent off the field. In this article, we will explore how many games a player misses after receiving a red card in the World Cup.

What is a Red Card?

A red card is issued by the referee to indicate that a player has committed a serious foul or misconduct. When a player receives a red card, they are immediately removed from the game and cannot be replaced by another player. The team with the dismissed player must continue playing with one less player for the remainder of the game.

How Many Games Does a Player Miss After Getting Red Carded?

The number of games missed by an individual after receiving a red card varies depending on the severity of their offence.

In the World Cup, if a player receives one red card during the group stage matches, they will be suspended for one match. If they receive two yellow cards during two different matches in this stage of the competition, they will also be suspended for one match.

If a player receives two yellow cards during two different matches in the knockout stage (round of 16 onwards), they will be suspended for one match. If they receive one red card during any knockout stage match, they will also be suspended for one match.

If a player receives two yellow cards and one red card throughout the tournament, their suspension will only last for one match.

Examples:

  • If Player A gets sent off (Red Card) in their first group stage match, then they will miss their second group stage match
  • If Player B gets two yellow cards in different group stage matches but no red cards, then they will miss their next match.
  • If Player C gets a red card in the round of 16 match, then they will miss their next match (quarterfinal, semifinal or final)
  • If Player D gets two yellow cards in different knockout stage matches but no red cards, then they will miss their next match.

Conclusion

In conclusion, receiving a red card can be detrimental to a team’s chances of winning in the World Cup. A player may be suspended for one or more matches depending on the severity and frequency of their fouls. It is essential that players exercise caution and maintain discipline to avoid being sent off during the tournament.