With the 2022 World Cup lasting no more than seven games for any team, players had to watch their discipline from the start of the tournament.
Unlike a league campaign, it doesn’t take much to earn yourself a ban on yellow or red cards at the World Cup.
To help you keep track, FourFourTwo took a look at the FIFA regulations and noted who already has to sit out their country’s next outing…
What are the rules around yellow and red cards at the 2022 World Cup?
Unlike some other aspects of this World Cup (we’re looking at YOU, semi-automated offside technology), the rules regarding yellow and red cards are quite simple.
If a player is booked in two separate group matches, he will be suspended for his team’s next match (whether it’s a group match or a draw). The same applies if they are expelled.
After the group stage, each player’s card count still in the tournament is cleared, so they start the final 16 with a clean slate. The above rules apply to the Round of 16 and Quarter-Finals, after which the card count is canceled again, then to the Semi-Finals and Finals/Third Place Playoffs.
Which players are suspended?
The following players received two yellow cards and will miss the next game:
- Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Iran)
- Jhegson Mendez (Ecuador)
The following players have been sent off and will miss the next game: