The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is considering the possibility of implementing ten-minute temporary removals for actively expressing disagreement with the referee’s decision, as reported by The Times.

Since 2019, in English amateur and youth football, there has been a rule stating that a player must leave the field for ten minutes if the referee deems their behavior as dissent.

According to the source, the leadership of IFAB plans to discuss the implementation of this rule in professional football. This matter will be addressed at a board meeting scheduled for the next two weeks.

There is also a possibility that IFAB will allow only team captains to communicate with referees, following the rules applied in rugby.

Last updated on 15 Nov 2023 - 18:43

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