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Blue cards come to football: players will be sent off for 10 minutes

A new revolution is about to reach the world of football. According to the Telegraph, blue cards will be introduced in matches, after the IFAB has approved it. These will be used as a midpoint between yellow and red cards. According to the British media, The player who received said blue card would be expelled for 10 minutes of the matchand then be able to return to the field of play.

Telegraph states that the card will serve to expel footballers who commit an unsportsmanlike foul (without being a red card) or who criticize the referee’s decisions. Furthermore, it is reported that if a player received two blue cards during a match or a combination of yellow and bluehe should receive a red card.

The blue cards They have already been tested in Welsh grassroots football and its introduction has led to a reduction in tactical fouls and disagreements. This color was chosen instead of orange for fear that there could be confusion between the cards.

The IFAB will announce the change next Friday, although it will not be implemented at the first level immediately. Elite competitions will be excluded from the initial testing phase.

2024-02-08 17:32:20
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