The 10 players whose World Cup dismissals are amongst the most memorable in the history of the tournament.
There have been a total of 159 sendings off at World Cups since the very first in 1930. Any player that has been dismissed for his country on the biggest stage of all would love to forget the event, but they will never be allowed to.
Whilst any World Cup red card will be remembered with distain by fans, here are the 10 that will live longest in the memory around the globe.
10. Laurent Blanc (France, 1998)
The Frenchman was the victim of one of the most infamous examples of cheating in World Cup history and was cruelly denied the chance to contest the final of the tournament as a result.
Whilst jostling with Croatia’s Slaven Bilic at a corner in their semi-final clash, Bilic went down clutching his face as if Blanc had hit him with a huge right hook. The France skipper saw red but had done nothing wrong and had to sit out the final, which his side, of course, won.