Fifa president Sepp Blatter is considering allowing a player to receive three yellow cards before being suspended in future World Cups.

Currently players only need to be shown two yellows in group or knock-out stage action to earn a suspension and miss their team’s next game.

“In the future there should perhaps be three yellow cards in a round before a suspension, and this is something we will take up,” Blatter said.

“This would avoid players in the semifinals on one yellow card who by bad luck may get a second and cannot play in the final.

“The referees should also first tell a player to calm down and then give him a yellow card the second time if it is not a very serious foul.”

Blatter added that any change in the rules would not affect this summer’s tournament in Germany.

Kelsey Media Ltd
The Granary, Downs Court
Yalding Hill
Kent ME18 6AL
01959 541444

© 2022 Kelsey Media Ltd

Save 50% today!

Subscribe to World Soccer magazine and receive your first 13 issues for only £38.94!