A Blue Card Set To Be Introduced In Football

A Blue Card Set To Be Introduced In Football

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February 8th, 2024

A blue card is expected to be join the football world as part of sin-bin trials. The new card is set to be used in the sport after 50 years since the use of yellow and red cards at the 1970 World Cup.

When Will The Blue Card Be Used

According to Telegraph Sport the blue card will be announced in football by Ifab as part of sin-bin protocols that will see players removed from the field for 10 minutes if they commit a cynical foul or show dissent towards a match official.

The move is set to be announced by International Football Association Board on Friday. The player will be removed from the field for 10 minutes if they commit a cynical foul or show dissent towards a match official. Reports state that the player will be shown a red card if they receive two blue cards during a football match or a combination of yellow and blue.

Although this initial testing will not be included in the top tier competitions yet, but reports say that elite trials could still begin as soon as the summer.

So we might see FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup using the blue card, with the Football Association considering volunteering next season’s competitions for testing.

But the president of Uefa, Aleksander Ceferin was completely opposed to them meaning it will not be used in summer’s European Championship or next term’s Champions League.

 “It’s not football anymore.” - says the Uefa president to Telegraph Sport.

When Will It Be Tested

The rugby-style measure is set to be tested in November in High competitions such as the Premier League, agreed Ifab.

Ifab also approved a worldwide trial of another rugby union regulation, which would have limited team leaders' ability to communicate with the match referee on decisions. This information was revealed by Telegraph Sport.

Ifab authorities have issued severe warnings regarding player behavior and have accelerated the trials, stating that "this might be the cancer that kills football."


During the annual business meeting of Ifab, it was decided that the use of sin-bins would be crucial in putting a stop to this and any other foul that stops a potentially explosive attack but does not warrant a red card.

A shirt-pull by Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on England's Bukayo Saka in the Euro 2020 final, which only resulted in a yellow card, was cited as an example at the discussion.

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