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The blue card: A revolution in soccer?

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The blue card: A revolution in soccer?

The Ifab is planning to shake up the rules of soccer by introducing the blue card. The Telegraph reports. A small earthquake in the world of football.

The announcement came as a bombshell. According to English media outlet The Telegraph, the Ifab, the governing body of soccer, wants to introduce the use of the blue card. The Telegraph reports that the Ifab will make the announcement on Friday, February 09. An announcement which has provoked strong reactions. But what is the blue card and what will it be used for?

The Ifab would like the blue card to be issued to a player who has committed an anti-game foul that annihilates an attack. Ifab took as a typical example Chiellini's shirt-pulling on Saka in the Euro 2020 final as he ran towards the Italian goal. A player who protests to an official referee will also receive the same sanction. What's more, the player receiving the card will have to leave the pitch for 10 minutes, leaving his team-mates with 10 men. And the icing on the cake is that two blue cards equate to one red card, meaning a permanent ban.


Ceferin rules out the blue card

As a reminder, the yellow and red cards have been in existence since the 1970 World Cup and have remained unchanged since then. The blue card will be a real revolution in the world of soccer if it becomes the norm. It should be noted, however, that UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is against it. "It's not soccer," he said, according to The Telegraph. In England, the Football Association would like to see it tested in the men's and women's FA Cups next season. Will this rule, inspired by rugby union, prosper in soccer?

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