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New Rule?

  The Fiji Football Association is going to decide on whether to change the yellow card rule for next year’s Vodafone Premier League competition. The National League Board during their
18 Dec 2017 11:00
New Rule?

 

The Fiji Football Association is going to decide on whether to change the yellow card rule for next year’s Vodafone Premier League competition.

The National League Board during their meeting at the Fiji FA Academy in Suva last Saturday had decided to look into the matter before it’s implemented.

“In our league matches if a player gets a double yellow card then he misses a game but now we want to make it three yellow cards before he misses a game,” Board chairman Yogeshwar Singh said.

“We’ll take this issue to the Fiji FA board and will wait on their decision. The new rule will greatly assist teams that play two matches in a weekend.

“Normally if a player gets double yellow cards in a match, he misses the second game that weekend but with the new rule for yellow card offence, the player will have the opportunity to play the second match next day.

“This will make the competition more interesting and each team could field their strongest side possible,” Singh added.

He added that in FIFA competition such as the world cup, if a player receives two yellow cards in two different games, the player is automatically suspended for the next game.

“The double yellow card rule is not necessary applicable in club competitions around the world and some countries have done changes where they have three or five yellow card offences before a player is stopped from playing the next match.

“The new yellow card rule will greatly benefit teams like Labasa and Dreketi who normally play several matches during their trip to Viti Levu. The world governing football body FIFA has allowed the change in yellow card rule in club competitions in other countries and it will be good to have it in our national league competition.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback:  leonec@fijisun.com.fj

 

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