Will there be a “temporary exit” system in football like rugby?

British media reported on the 28th (local time) that the International Football Council (IFAB) has decided to test the so-called “orange card,” an intermediate disciplinary action between yellow and red cards.

According to the Guardian and Telegraph, the IFAB agreed to test-run such a system in elite leagues such as the English Premier League (EPL) as early as the 2024-2025 season.

The IFAB is positive about the system because it expects the “orange card” to greatly help prevent so-called strategic fouls or excessive protests against judges.

Inside the IFAB, the Telegraph reported that defenders are often concerned that the act of intentionally stopping the opponent’s striker who is on the counterattack will make football less attractive.

In this case, most people receive yellow cards. The purpose of the new orange card is that such disciplinary action does not have the effect of deterring the behavior in question, and that it is too much to take out the red card.

It is said that a representative example of the meeting was the foul of Italian defender Georgio Chiellini in the 2021 European Championship (Euro 2020) final.

Chiellini stopped Bukayo Saka (England) by pulling the uniform of Bukayo Saka (England), who was trying to penetrate the back of the defense by instantaneous acceleration in the second half of the extra time when it was tight at 1-1.

If it had been breached at this time, there was a high possibility of losing a point. Chiellini received a yellow card, and the joys and sorrows of the two teams, which finished 1-1 until extra time, were only divided at the last minute. Italy laughed 3-2 in the shootout.

The Telegraph said, “The IFAB believed that a temporary exit would be the key to preventing this behavior. A specific agreement will also be drawn on how to realize this, he said.

Mark Burlingham, CEO of the English Football Association (FA), an IFAB director, told the Telegraph, “I think the scene where the counterattack is about to come out and it’s canceled due to a strategic foul is frustrating for fans,” adding, “The foul that takes the yellow card and intentionally cuts the counterattack ruins the game.”

CEO Burlingham said the aim was to reduce the frequency of players protesting against referees.

According to the England Professional Football Judgment Organization (PGMOL), the number of protests counted in the English professional football league this year was 347, more than double the number (165 times) compared to the same period last year.

In the same vein, the Telegraph reported that the IFAB is also set to revise the rules of the game, allowing only each team captain the authority to protest the referee during the game.

This measure is also taken from 15-man rugby. Unlike soccer, in rugby, if you receive a yellow card, you have to leave the ground for 10 minutes, and you can only claim a protest against the referee’s decision.

Asked if he plans to test Orange Card in the FA Cup or the Women’s Super League (WSL), CEO Burlingham said, “We have to discuss it.” If a specific agreement is reached, it is a matter of considering which league should be operated on a trial basis, he said. “In the end, it is important to change the players’ behavior through such discussions.”

He then advocated the justification of expanding the system based on the successful settlement of Orange Card in youth football.

In England, 31 youth academy leagues have implemented a “10-minute exit” system since 2019.

The IFAB is a consultative body that establishes football rules and ways of playing, and includes the Football Association of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 파워볼

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *