red card


: a red card that a referee holds in the air to indicate that a player who has broken the rules of the game will not be allowed to continue playing

Examples of red card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lauren James has apologized after receiving a red card in England's knockout win over Nigeria to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2023 But Pulido’s 29th-minute red card for a headbutt on Cincinnati center back Yerson Mosquera flipped the match. The Enquirer, 24 July 2023 César Montes kicks out at Folarin Balogun and gets a red card. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 16 June 2023 Read full article Colombia gained the final of Copa America, falling, 1-0, to Brazil on a penalty kick, and also losing coach Nelson Abadia to a red card. Frank Dell'apa,, 10 Aug. 2023 James deservedly received a red card and was removed from the game, which forced the Lionesses to compete with one less player. Sean Gregory, Time, 10 Aug. 2023 The Three Lionesses forward was initially given a yellow card before VAR review changed the penalty to a red card and she was ejected from the game. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 8 Aug. 2023 China lost a player to a red card early on and spent most of the match down a player, but Haiti struggled anyway, and lost an ugly game, 1–0. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2023 James is suspended for the match after drawing a red card against Nigeria. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Red card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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