I heard that in football, the referee can give red cards even to goalkeepers.

Are there any goalkeepers who have received a red card in FIFA World Cup matches?

If yes, please provide the details.

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    This year? Or ever? It's uncommon, but happens regularly enough that giving an exhaustive list is likely impractical.
    – wax eagle
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 13:17
  • @waxeagle, removed yellow cards. Isn't it possible to list out the goal keepers who received red cards in the whole FIFA world cups? Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 13:36
  • that would be a much smaller list I'm sure. The total number of reds is <200 for the whole history of the tournament
    – wax eagle
    Commented Jun 19, 2014 at 13:40
  • One that perhaps should have been is Harald Schumacher, now this was a proper foul... youtube.com/watch?v=VPTOnClKCJc
    – Ted
    Commented Jun 20, 2014 at 9:01

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There are three goalkeepers that have been sent off in World Cup matches:

The complete history of red cards at the World Cup can be found here.

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