FIFA denies immediate adoption of the blue card in football: “Premature”

FIFA issued a statement on Thursday (8) regarding the news that a blue card would soon be introduced in professional football. According to the statement from football’s highest governing body, saying this would be “incorrect and premature”.

++ Blue cards will be introduced in professional football

“Any testing, if implemented, must be limited in a responsible manner to lower levels, a position FIFA intends to reiterate when this item is discussed with the IFAB on March 1,” FIFA explained.

It is worth remembering that according to the British newspaper “The Telegraph”, a blue card could be introduced in professional football to punish unsportsmanlike moves within games.

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Also according to the press vehicle, this news would be announced this Friday (9) by the International Football Association Board (Ifab), the entity responsible for the sport’s rules.

As a result, a blue card would result in players being removed from the field for ten minutes if they practiced a simulation, anti-game fouls or showed disrespect towards a referee.

If the player receives two blue cards, or one yellow and one blue, he would immediately receive a red card and be expelled from the match.

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