The red and yellow card system was introduced at the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ but the first red card was not shown until Germany 1974 when Chile's Carlos Caszely was sent off in the 67th minute of a group stage match against hosts and eventual winners West Germany.

The 1970 tournament saw 33 players booked but there were no dismissals. However in 1974, five players were given their marching orders. Along with Carlos Caszely, the red card was shown to Australia's Ray Richards, Uruguay's Julio Montero Castillo, Zaire's Ndaye Mulamba and Brazil's Luis Pereira.

Caszely was booked in the first-half and went on to receive the red card from Turkish referee Dogan Babacan in the 67th-minute for a foul on German defender Berti Vogts. Chile lost the match 1-0.

Caszely also featured at the 1982 FIFA World Cup and is regarded as one of Chile's greatest players, scoring 29 goals in 49 appearances.