Football is set to introduce blue cards.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) plans to introduce blue cards into football in a ground-breaking move.

As part of the sin-bin procedures, players who commit cynical fouls or exhibit disobedience may be thrown off the field for ten minutes by using the blue card.

According to The Telegraph, the IFAB has already approved the sin-bin experiments, which will be made public on Friday.

Since the 1970 FIFA World Cup, when yellow and red cards were used, the blue card would be the first to be used in football.

When in play, the same rules apply: if a player receives two blue cards or two yellow cards they will be eliminated automatically.

However, for the time being, only top-tier football competitions will employ the blue card in matches due to the trial of the sin-bin regulations.

“The new protocol announced on Friday will limit the new card to fouls that prevent a promising attack plus dissent, as well as confirming a player should be shown a red card if they receive two blue cards during a match or a combination of yellow and blue,” The Telegraph said in its report.

“Top-tier competitions will be excluded from initial testing in the professional game in case the protocols require further refinement, but elite trials could still begin as soon as the summer.”

The FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup might try the blue card system the following season.



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