Not a yellow card, not a red card, an ‘orange card’… PL could be introduced from 2024/25 ↑.

November 29, 2023 | by

A new rule may be coming to soccer.

“The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has approved plans to test ‘temporary exits,’ where a player leaves the field for a period of time,” British soccer outlet 90min reported on Monday.

According to the outlet, the IFAB is looking to introduce a new rule that has never existed in soccer before. At a recent meeting, it supported the idea of introducing a temporary exclusion for protest or tactical fouls.

These fouls would be considered “orange cards,” a punishment between a yellow card (warning) and a red card (ejection). Temporary sending-offs, where a player is removed from the field for a period of time but can return, have already proven effective in youth soccer.

The council will create appropriate regulations for temporary exits. According to 90min, it could be introduced in the English Premier League (PL) from the 2024/25 season.

Mark Bullingham, IFAB board member and head of the English Football Association, said: “A protocol for temporary dismissals should definitely be developed. “We initially talked about protests, but we also included tactical fouls. The question of whether a yellow card is a sufficient punishment for a counter-attack that is broken up by a foul was the starting point 캡틴토토 주소.”

“If the current protocol is anything to go by, it could be an ad hoc 10 minute sending off. Some players commit tactical fouls. It’s a foul that stops a promising attack, and players know they’re going to get a yellow card. It ruins the game.”

Bullingham added: “If there was a temporary sending off, would they not have fouled? That’s the question. The success of temporary exits in youth soccer has been prevention, not cure. Players have gotten to a point where they know the risks of a temporary dismissal and don’t foul. We want to see the same change.”

The council also discussed proposals such as allowing only team captains access to referees during “key match situations” and requiring referees to wear body cameras. No consensus was reached on giving additional powers to video assistant referees (VARs).

Any changes to the game will be finally voted on and implemented at IFAB’s next annual congress on March 2, 2024 (local time).


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