Mexico defender Jesus Gallardo's yellow card for elbowing Ola Toivonen in the first minute of Sweden's 3-0 win on Wednesday set a record as the quickest in World Cup history.
The Mexico left-back made his way into the referee's notepad almost straight from the kick-off of the final group-stage clash as his elbow made contact with Toivonen's face.
FIFA recorded the foul at 13 seconds, which beats the previous record held by Russia's Sergej Gorlukowitsch, who was booked inside 54 seconds in 1994 in the United States.
Uruguay's Jose Batista also saw a red card in the opening minute when he was sent off against Scotland in 1986 after 56 seconds.
There may have been fouls deserving of bookings in some of the earlier World Cups, but yellow and red cards were only introduced at the tournament in 1970. FIFA's records list first-minute cautions at games in 1950 and 1962, but do not specify the seconds.
FIFA also lists Italy defender Giampiero Marini with a first-minute yellow against Poland in 1982, but that incident occurred at 1 minute and 10 seconds.
The Mexico-Sweden game also set another World Cup record, as Mexican defender Edson Alvarez's 74th-minute own goal broke the mark for the most times at a single World Cup that player has turned the ball into his team's net.
Alvarez's own goal was the seventh of the tournament, breaking the previous mark of six set at the 1998 World Cup -- and there are still 20 more matches to be played.
Later in the day, 2018's record stretched to eight own goals when Switzerland goalkeeper Jann Sommer's saw Costa Rica's penalty carom off the bar and strike him before crossing the line.