What is a white card in football?

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What is a white card in football?


In football, there is no specific “white card” as part of the official rules. The two most commonly known cards are the yellow and red cards.

The yellow card is given as a caution, typically for minor offenses or unsporting behavior. When a player receives a yellow card, it serves as a warning, indicating that further misconduct may result in a red card.

On the other hand, a red card is shown as a result of more serious infractions or for accumulating multiple yellow cards. A player who receives a red card is immediately sent off the field and his team is reduced to 10 players for the remainder of the match. The team may not replace the expelled player.

It’s possible that the term “white card” is used colloquially in some regions or within specific contexts, but it is not recognized as an official card in the Laws of the Game.

For more information on the official cards in football, you can refer to the official website of the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the organization responsible for determining the laws of the game: [IFAB Official Website](

Please note that rules and terminology may vary slightly in different football associations, so it’s always good to consult the specific regulations of the league or tournament you are referring to.

Sam Creed Changed status to publish September 8, 2023
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