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ITA v. USA: Fourth FIFA World Cup match in history to produce three expulsions

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Fourth FIFA World Cup match in history to produce three expulsions

FIFA Berlin, 17 June 2006 –

The encounter between Italy and the USA in Kaiserslautern on 17 June was only the fourth match in FIFA World Cup history that ended with the sad record of three expulsions. Two of the other games date back to 1938 and 1954 while the most recent triple red card match occurred in 1998.

  • 12.06.1938 – Brazil v. Czechoslovakia

  • 27.06.1954 – Hungary v. Brazil

  • 18.06.1998 – South Africa v. Denmark

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Berlin, 17 June 2006