World of Sport

World Cup Venn: Day two

World of Sport

It's day two of our World Cup Venns game, and after a relatively easy start yesterday it's more of a head-scratcher this morning.

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It's an unusal collection of players, no doubt about it - but can you figure out what links the four of them?

Find out the answer during half-time of today's Argentina v Nigeria match.

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Our opening Venn diagram yesterday asked you what linked France's Zinedine Zidane (left), England's Ray Wilkins (bottom) and Northern Ireland's Mal Donaghy (right).

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If you said they were the first players from their respective countries to be sent off at a World Cup finals, give yourself a hearty pat on the back.

Zidane saw red in France 98 for stamping on a Saudi Arabia player.

Wilkins was sent off during England's group phase match against Morocco in Mexico '86. The Chelsea assistant manager became the first England player ever to be sent off at the tournament when he threw the ball at the referee in disgust at a decision. It was the only time in his entire career that he got a red card.

That leaves Mal Donaghy. The Northern Ireland defender was sent off during the 1982 World Cup, while his side enjoyed an unlikely 1-0 lead over host nation Spain. Incredibly, even without a key defender, the side hung on for the last half-hour to spring one of the biggest surprises ever at a World Cup.

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