It's meant to be a warning, not a punishment
by wcnitz (2022-09-30 07:01:45)
Edited on 2022-09-30 07:03:06

In reply to: A really dumb question on yellow cards  posted by SixShutouts66

That's why it's called a 'caution'. That said, some competition levels have played around with the idea of an 'orange' card with a sin bin, or just the sin bin, to remove players from a match temporarily and have that team play down a man. Similar to hockey. I've seen sin bins go from 5 minutes to 10, though I think the latter is a bit heavy-handed.

I know that the IFAB have played around with this idea a few times, but to be honest I don't see it being implemented at that level any time soon. edit: should clarify that IFAB is the group that maintains the laws of the game, not FIFA. FIFA is part of IFAB and has 50% of the voting interest, I believe.