Referees to start using blue card in football

 According to reports, the International Football Association Board [IFAB] is working on plans to have the Blue Card introduced to the game.

It is learnt that officials will carry blue cards which if shown to culpable players would result in a spell of 10 minutes in the sin bin.

It was also gathered that offences such as dissent and cynical fouls would see players sent to the sin bin.

IFAB is expected to give approval for the trials at its annual meeting in March.

The body has been looking at ways of improving player behaviour on the pitch, while also seeking to find a balance for incidents that do not match the threshold for a red card but warrant more than a yellow card.

If the blue card gets introduced, it would be the first change to on-field punishments since red and yellow cards were introduced at the 1970 World Cup.


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