Half-Time: Carlos Sanchez sent-off, Colombia-Japan tied 1-1

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Colombian defender Carlos Sanchez has become the first player to bag a red card at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Sanchez was shown the way out of the pitch after blocking a goal-bound attempt from Japan’s Yuya Osako in the second minute.

Shinji Kagawa dispatched the resultant penalty to give the Asians a 1-0 lead.

But Colombia have clawed their way back into the game after Juan Quintero curled an exquisite free kick that crossed the line.

Despite Japanese protests, the goal-line technology correctly ruled the effort as a goal.

At half-time, Colombia and Japan remain tied at 1-1.