Lodeiro of Uruguay gets first red card of 2010 World Cup

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Nicolas Lodeiro (R) of Uruguay leaves the pitch after being given the red card by referee Yuichi Nishimura (L) during a Group A match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup between Uruguay and France at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 11, 2010. The match ended with a 0-0 draw.

CAPE TOWN, June 11 -- Nicolas Lodeiro, a Uruguay midfielder who left the bench in the 62nd minute of the Group A match against France, was fouled out in the 80th minute here on Friday, becoming the first red-carded player of the just opened 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Lodeiro replaced Ignacio Gonzalez but only after three minutes, he got a yellow card. Then, a terrible challenge on Sagna made him walk to the bench again.