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Yellow Card actions:

  • Unsporting behaviour of any type, example: a dangerous slide tackle.
  • Dissent (Disagreeing with the referee's or linesman's decision).
  • Persistent infringement of rules, example: constantly tripping people.
  • Entering or leaving the field without permission.
  • Delaying the game, perhaps by refusing to stand the proper distance from a free kick, or not throwing in the ball for a long period of time.
  • Removing shirt is a common yellow card offence which occurs frequently when a player scores a goal.
  • Kicking the ball away when a free kick has been conceded almost always results in a yellow card.

Red Card actions:

  • Serious foul, perhaps violent.
  • Violent conduct, fighting, (spitting is included).
  • Deliberate offense to stop a goal or huge goal opportunity. example: a defenseman using his hands to stop the ball from going into the net. Tripping a man on a breakaway.
  • Receiving a second yellow card.
  • Offensive, abusive language or actions.

Note: If a person gets a red card due to receiving two yellow cards, first the second yellow card is shown, and then the red card is shown.

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For Disciplinary reasons.

Examples: Bad Tackles, Abusive Language, Dissent, Time Wasting, Excessive Celebration, and Fighting.

Yellow Card: Warning, for mild behaviors.

Red Card: Extreme behavior, Fighting.

2 Yellows (in a single game) = Red

Red = Expulsion from game and suspension for next game.

Yellow = Depending on how many yellows you've had before, you can also get suspended for next game. - EXAMPLE: In Spanish Football, 5 yellow cards = Suspension. In The Champions League, 3 yellows = Suspension. Every other odd number yellow card after that (5,7,9,etc.) will also result in suspension.

Source: UEFA Champions League Rules and Regulations Handbook.

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There are 7 cautionable offenses and 7 send-off offenses specific in the Laws of the Game. A player must commit one of them.

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