- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

On June 13 in history: Uruguay’s Jose Batista gets fastest red card in the Mexico City suburb of Nezahualcoyotl at 1986 World Cup.

Batista was shown a red card inside the first minute in a group match against Alex Ferguson’s Scotland after he scythed down midfielder Gordon Strachan. His dismissal by French referee Joel Quiniou remains the fastest in World Cup history. Despite having a one-man advantage for nearly the whole match, the game ended 0-0 and Scotland was eliminated. In its eight appearances at the World Cup, Scotland has yet to progress beyond the group stage. Uruguay, despite coming third in the group behind Denmark and West Germany, qualified for the round of 16 where it lost to eventual champion Argentina.

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