The weekend saw a historic moment in world football as for the first time a white card in an official match.
it was during a Benfica – Sporting Women of the Portuguese Cup in which the referee, katrina brancowas in charge of making history in the sport.
How did the idea come?
said the initiative was thought of as one of the new ideas for giving a in Portugal positive message why Recognize ‘Fair Play’ in football
loss medical services of both sets Appreciated by the referee and awarded an A white card after jointly go to a man who fainted on a bench,
The Estadio da Luz set a new attendance record for a women’s football match in Portugal, with over 15,000 people applauding the action, which took place shortly before halftime in a match that ended 5–0.
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How does the white card work?
white card is used for publicly recognize clubs/individuals for “fair play” or acts of fair play during a match. The measure is aimed at “improving moral values in sport”.
This is not the first time that it was proposed
in that time Michel Platini he was the boss of UEFAIt was that the French proposed to implement a white card.
However, this was after the referee deemed that he had to send a footballer off the field of play for ten minutes as a “prevention” of a possible expulsion.
Although in Spain they used the white card, it was by mistake due to a technical problem as they had to be yellow as established by FIFA.
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