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White card in soccer: what is it, when is it used and what is it for?

History in football. During the women’s classic of Portugal between the Benfica vs. sporting lisbon, the white card was used for the first time in international football. What is it, what is it for and in what situations is it used? Here we explain it to you.

First of all, it is important to mention that fans of the beautiful game, since 1970, are accustomed to seeing in different matches that the referees use yellow and red cards for offending players. However, now there is also the so-called white card.

What is the white card and what is it for?

This new card color is used to publicly recognize clubs for acts of fair play during the match. This in order to “improve the ethical value in sport.”

For example, in the classic between Benfica vs. Sporting de Lisboa, the main judge showed the white card to the medical bodies of both squads for helping a sick fan in the stands of the stadium.

It is worth mentioning that the white card is one of the many initiatives that FIFA has been implementing in international football.

Source: Elcomercio

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