I heard that the referee can give red card even for goal-keepers in football.

Is there any goal-keepers who received 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 Jun 19 '14 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? – Azik Abdullah Jun 19 '14 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 Jun 19 '14 at 13:40
  • One that perhaps should have been is Harald Schumacher, now this was a proper foul... youtube.com/watch?v=VPTOnClKCJc – Ted Jun 20 '14 at 9:01

The first Keeper sent off in a WC match was the Italian keeper Gianluca Pagliuca. He was sent off for handling a ball outside the box. The card was a straight red.

The other is Itumeleng Khune, a South African keeper who was sent off during a match with Uruguay during the 2010 cup. He was sent off for tripping a striker in the box.

The complete history of Red Cards in the WC can be found here

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