Football: The scorching subject of the blue card: That's what the principles summit is all about | EUROtoday

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Jürgen Klopp has already expressed his skepticism. The profitable Liverpool FC coach isn’t a fan of the blue card.

However, the German coach will be unable to cease the choice to start out a take a look at section of the brand new sanction choice in skilled soccer within the type of a time penalty. It could be very possible that world soccer's rule makers from the International Football Association Board (Ifab) will vote for a trial run in sure competitions at their annual assembly on Saturday (10 a.m.) in Glasgow.

These and some different rule questions can be mentioned by the officers:

Blue card

Time penalties have already been reintroduced in some circumstances in newbie soccer. A take a look at season might now be agreed within the English cup competitors to examine its suitability for skilled sport. The blue card ought to be proven for offenses that lie within the grey space between yellow and pink playing cards. Then it's time for the sinner to chill down for ten minutes. But twice blue turns into pink, which means a everlasting expulsion. In German soccer The new card wouldn’t be used till 2025 on the earliest.

Pack formation

The referees ought to be higher protected. There ought to be no extra pack formations. According to the plan, solely the captains can be allowed to method the referees and converse to them in response to a sign from the referee.

Time recreation

Some goalkeepers make excessive use of the time they spend with the ball of their fingers. In the longer term, motion ought to be taken extra rapidly, however not essentially with an oblique free kick on the web site of the offense. The aim: The referee reveals the remaining time by counting down. Then it will likely be clear to everybody how lengthy it might probably take till the sport continues. It remains to be unclear what punishment will observe.


Penalty and pink card: This double punishment for fouls solely happens in distinctive circumstances, resembling intentional and impolite kicks. In the longer term, in hand video games there ought to solely be yellow playing cards for penalties, except the offense was grossly intentional. A penalty is punishment sufficient, in keeping with the principles officers.


The take a look at section for speaking the choices of the video referee within the stadium is to be prolonged. Details on this can be introduced in Glasgow.

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