Daily News: Portugal Introduces White Card For First Time in Football History in Womens Derby Match Between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon

Even though the initiative is for a good cause, many fans think it to be bizarre and unnecessary.

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Portugal Introduces White Card For First Time in Football History. (Image: Twitter)

New Delhi: For a long time, football has seen only two disciplinary cards in yellow and red cards. In hockey there is an extra green card. But did anyone think of a white card to mark good deeds? Yes you’ve read it right and now for the first time in the history of the football game, a white card has been used during a women’s derby match in Portugal and the new rule is taking over the social media by storm.

On Saturday in a women’s cup match between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon, a player from the bench reportedly fell ill and medical teams from both the competing clubs rushed to the aid. The referee of the match brought out a white card and showed it to both the dugouts as a mark of ‘Fair-Play’ for the fabulous gesture.

As per JOEthe white card is shown for fair-play gestures to clubs in order to ‘improve ethical value in sport’.

Even though the initiative is for a good cause, many fans think it to be bizarre and quite unnecessary.

In recent years we have seen many new rules been introduced like the VAR, 5 substitutions in a match and longer-stoppage time.




Published Date: January 24, 2023 12:02 AM IST

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