Announcing the white card for the first time in the history of football in the Portuguese Women’s League

Announcing the white card for the first time in the history of football in the Portuguese Women’s League
Announcing the white card for the first time in the history of football in the Portuguese Women’s League
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Football referees now have another weapon in their arsenal other than the yellow and red cards, which is the white card, which appeared for the first time in football history at the top of the Portuguese Women’s League.

And the white card was used for the first time in the history of professional football during a match between Benfica Women and Sporting Lisbon.

And the Portuguese “sportbible” website said that the card was presented when Benfica was leading 3-0 against its local rival, which ended in their victory 5-0, when the medical staff of the two teams rushed to the field to help one of the players.

The player concerned had complained of feeling sick at the beginning of the match, which saw a union between the two medical teams to try to help her.

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This procedure witnessed the referee announcing the unprecedented white card for the two medical teams, in appreciation of their sportsmanship, and the awarding of the card was welcomed and applauded by the fans at Al Noor Stadium.

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The white card was designed to show clubs’ appreciation for fair play during a match, in an effort to improve the moral value of sport.

The white card was introduced in Portugal along with several FIFA initiatives recently, and the federation also introduced the possibility of substitutions for players with concussions during the match, in addition to increasing the time awarded in lieu of wasted time, which is most noticeable during group stage matches. At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The site indicated that it may take some time before we see the card in the English Premier League soon, but for the time being it remains a Portuguese initiative only, so fans in local leagues will be trained on how they interact with the white card over time.

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