The 2018 World Cup Russia
The 2018 World Cup Russia is the least sanctioned players registered, since the World Cup in Mexico 1986, when they had played the first 20 games in the group round.
In the present tournament the referees have shown 56 yellow cards and one red , which was for Colombia .
In the previous eight World Cups, between 1986 and 2014, when the first 20 games had been played, the record was as follows: 46 yellows and 2 reds in Mexico 1986 ; 53 yellow and 4 red in Italy 1990 ; 75 yellows and 7 reds in the United States 1994 ; 74 yellows and 4 reds in France 1998 ; 76 yellows and 5 reds in Japan / Korea 2002 ; 97 yellow and 4 red in Germany 2006 ; 74 yellows and 6 reds in South Africa 2010 ; 55 yellow and 4 red in Brazil 2014 .
In Russia 2018 the match where most sanctioned has been recorded at the moment is played by Belgium and Panama , in Group G, with a total of eight yellow cards (three for Europeans and five for Central Americans), and where the referee It was Janny Sikazwe from Zambia.
The teams that have not yet received cards are: Uruguay , in two games played; Argentina , Iceland and Tunisia , in only one match played each.
While the most admonished are:
Panama , with 5 yellows in a game; and Iran also with five yellows, but in two matches.
When the first 20 games had been played in the previous eight World Cups, the most sanctioned matches were: in Mexico 1986 the Mexico-Paraguay, with 5 yellows; in Italy 1990 the Argentina-Soviet Union, with 6 yellow and 1 red; in the United States 1994 the South Korea-Bolivia, with 7 yellow and 1 red; in France 1998 Italy-Cameroon, with 6 yellow and 1 red; in Japan / Korea 2002 Paraguay-South Africa, with 8 yellows; in Germany 2006 the Germany-Poland, with 7 yellows and 1 red, the France-Switzerland with 8 yellows, and the Sweden-Paraguay also with 8 yellows; in South Africa 2010. Uruguay-France, with 7 yellows and 1 red; and in Brazil 2014 the France-Honduras, with 7 yellow and 1 red.
As anecdotal data the same referee directed two of those eight matches and the same team in two different editions. It was the Slovak Ľuboš Micheľ , who was in the Paraguay matches – South Africa in 2002, and Sweden – Paraguay in 2006.
The Paraguayan Julio Cesar Caceres, Denis Caniza, Ricardo Tavarelli and Juan Carlos Franco had received yellow cards against South Africa in 2002. while against Sweden in 2006, Caniza and his compatriots Roberto Acuña, Jorge Núñez, Carlos Paredes and Édgar Barreto were again reprimanded.