Every World Cup sees the game’s governing body FIFA issue a directive to referees about cracking down on foul play.
This inevitably leads to a rash of yellow and red cards as players learn to adapt to a stricter refereeing regime that they are used to at their club sides.
For some players being sent off will be unfortunate and surprising. But for others, a red card is a familiar sight.
So, join us as we predict the top 10 contenders to see red at the 2010 World Cup.