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FIFA is totally against ‘blue cards’, says chief Infantino


FIFA is opposed to the International Football Association Board’s proposal for so-called “blue cards”, president Gianni Infantino said, adding that he was not aware of the idea before it was proposed. attracts the attention of the public.

The football regulator’s proposal to introduce “blue cards”, which give referees the power to send off players for 10 minutes for dissent or committing cynical fouls, was discussed with FIFA at of the IFAB Annual General Meeting in Scotland.

“No blue cards will be used at elite level. It’s a subject that doesn’t exist for us,” Infantino told reporters on Friday, arriving at the IFAB meeting at Loch Lomond in Scotland.

“FIFA is totally against blue cards. I was not aware of this topic – as FIFA president. I think FIFA has a say in the IFAB. If you want a title, “red card to blue card”.

“We are always open to ideas and proposals. But once you look at it, you also have to protect the essence and tradition of the game. There is no blue card.”


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