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Nigeria's Kaita is 6th World Cup player sent off

Nigeria's Kaita is 6th World Cup player sent off

Once again, a red card has cost a team at the World Cup.
Nigeria midfielder Sani Kaita was sent off for giving Greece's Vassilis Torosidis a studs-first kick in the thigh after the ball had rolled out of play in the 33rd minute of Thursday's Group B match at Free State Stadium.
Trailing 1-0 at the time, the Greeks rallied to win 2-1 and stay in contention of advancing to the second round.
Greece striker Georgios Samaras says "the red card gave us heart to take the game."
Uruguay's Nicolas Lodeiro, Algeria's Abdelkader Ghezzal, Serbia's Aleksandar Lukovic, Australia's Tim Cahill and South Africa's Itumeleng Khune have all been sent off during the tournament and none of their teams have gone on to win the match.


Updated : 2021-10-20 22:45 GMT+08:00