Two Manchester United players are at risk of suspension for the World Cup semi-finals, if they pick up a yellow card in the upcoming quarters.
Yellow cards are only wiped out after the quarter-finals, and there are a total of 19 players at the World Cup set to walk the tightrope in the upcoming matches this weekend.
Two Manchester United players are at risk of suspension
Fernandes has started every game at the tournament, while Fred has started two.
Being forced to miss the semi-final would be a blow for either player, and in Fernandes’ case, could cost his country dear.
In World Cup 2018, Casemiro was suspended for the quarter-finals and Brazil lost the match.
He has stayed very disciplined in Qatar to ensure he is not at risk of missing a game due to yellow cards this time around.
Other high profile players at risk of suspension in Qatar include Fred’s Brazil teammate Bruno Guimaraes and Fernandes’ Portugal teammates Ruben Neves and Ruben Dias.
Croatia’s Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren are also one yellow card away, as are France stars Aurelien Tchouameni and Jules Kounde. Netherlands defenders Matthijs de Ligt and Nathan Ake are also at risk.