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FIFA ponder three yellow-card ban instead of two

Written by: Staff

BERLIN, July 4: FIFA president Sepp Blatter said today that it would consider changing the rules of the World Cup with a player suspended from playing after receiving three yellow cards in a round and not two as happens now.

Speaking to journalists at FIFA's daily briefing, Blatter said: ''In a competition like the World Cup it should perhaps be three yellow cards in the first round and three in the second. This is a wise suggestion and we will take it up.'' He said there would be no change to the current rules in matches.

Two yellow cards in a match will lead to a sending-off and there is no intention to change that, he added.


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