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Yellow Card


Definition: A player is shown the yellow card if he commits any of these offences:
  • is guilty of unsporting behaviour
  • shows dissent by word or action
  • persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
  • delays the restart of play
  • fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick or free kick
  • enters or re-enters the field of play without the referee's permission
  • deliberately leaves the field of play without the referee's permission.

If a player receives two yellow cards in a match, he is given a red card and ordered to leave the field.

Also Known As: Caution.

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