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Blue Cards May Be Introduced In International Football, Says IFAB

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International Football Association Board (IFAB) is considering introducing blue cards.

 

 

 

They will be used as part of a sin-bin trial to send players off the field for 10 minutes for committing cynical fouls infractions that prevent a promising attack or dissent, according to reports.

IFAB, football’s law-making body, is set to announce blue cards as a way of sending players into sin bins for dissent and cynical fouls.

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Football’s law-making body International Football Association Board (IFAB) are set to trial sin-binning players and issuing blue cards. It will be a unique warning method different from the yellow and red cards that were used for the first time at the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

Sin-bins have been used at grassroot levels of football for dissent but their reach could be expanded to higher levels to combat cynical fouls — like when a player takes down an opponent to stop a counterattack

 

 

 

The brief statement further said, “Any such trials, if implemented, should be limited to testing in a responsible manner at lower levels, a position that FIFA intends to reiterate when this agenda item is discussed at the IFAB AGM on 2 March.”

 

 

 

 

 

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