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FIFA denies implementation of Blue card in elite football competitions

Boom RadioNG | February 9, 2024

FIFA have issued a statement to clear up the confusion about the new ‘blue card’ rule that is making the rounds.

It had been previously reported that the International Football Association Board (IFAB) had authorized the trial introduction of the new blue card which is meant to impose a 10-minute time penalty on players if, they have prevented a clear goalscoring opportunity through a minor foul or verbally attack officials.


However, world’s football governing body has called the reports ‘incorrect and premature’. They made this statement on social media stating “FIFA wishes to clarify that reports of the so-called ‘blue card’ at elite levels of football are incorrect and premature. Any such trials, if implemented, should be limited to testing in a responsible manner at lower levels, a position that FIFA intends to reiterate when this agenda item is discussed at the IFAB AGM on 2 March.”


The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is also set to announce that players who get two blue cards in a match will be given a red card. Also, a player will receive a red card if they get one blue and one yellow card.


Dolupo Balogun

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