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When is a card red or yellow?
The different fouls that make the ref get out the red or yellow card.

Wayne Rooney gets the red card against Portugal in the World Cup
Wayne Rooney receives the dreaded red
There are seven different offences that can get you a yellow card:

  • Anything that can be deemed as unsporting behaviour

  • Dissent by word or action

  • Persistent infringement of the laws, for example, a series of fouls

  • Delaying the restart of play

  • Not retreating the required distance at a free-kick or corner

  • Entering or re-entering the pitch without the referee's permission

  • Deliberately leaving the pitch without the referee's permission

    A player is sent off and shown the red card if they commit any of the following seven offences.

  • Serious foul play

  • Violent conduct, such as throwing a punch

  • Spitting at an opponent or another person

  • A player other than the goalkeeper denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball

  • Denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free-kick or a penalty kick

  • Using offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures

  • Receiving a second caution in the match


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