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Players who receive a sin-bin during new trials will be presented with blue cards, signaling that they are required to spend 10 minutes in the technical area. This information has been confirmed by the PA news agency.
On Thursday, The Daily Telegraph was the first to report on the implementation of the cards. It has been confirmed that referees will display them as part of a new trial.
Offenses such as dissent and tactical fouls, exemplified by Giorgio Chiellini’s pull on Bukayo Saka during the Euro 2020 final, will now be considered blue card violations.
The complete details of the trial protocols for the International Football Association Board (IFAB) will be released on Friday.
The Football Association is reportedly contemplating the idea of implementing sin-bins during the upcoming FA Cups for both men and women.
The International Football Association Board (IFAB), responsible for creating the rules of the game, has approved a trial to be conducted at their yearly business meeting in November. The trial suggests that only the team captain should be allowed to approach the referee in specific critical situations during a game.
The FA’s chief executive, Mark Bullingham, who serves on the board, stated: “As we considered the implementation of sin bins, it was evident that a protocol must be established. We focused on areas such as dissent, where it has been successful in the grassroots level of English football.”
We have also discussed other aspects, specifically strategic infractions.
I believe that fans may become frustrated while watching games, especially when they witness a potential counter-attack being disrupted and they question if a yellow card is an adequate punishment. This has prompted us to consider including this situation in the protocol.
We began by examining how players behave and show disagreement. Now we are considering if we should also apply this to other situations, such as intentional fouls during gameplay.
Sin-bins were implemented in all tiers of grassroots soccer starting from the 2019-20 season with the goal of enhancing sportsmanship and fair play within the sport.
The modification of the rule went into effect for the first five levels of the National League and for tier three and lower in women’s football.