FIFA rules panel scraps plan for blue cards. Recipients would have gone to 'sin bin'

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There will be no blue cards shown in soccer. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has made the announcement ahead of the annual meeting of soccer's rule-making panel. The rules panel known as IFAB is due to look at extending trials of sin bins at low-level games. But an idea aired one month ago of adding blue cards to referees' pockets with their red and yellow has been scrapped. Infantino says "Let me be clear — it's a red card to the idea of 'blue' cards." The idea aired one month ago was met with widespread derision. Sin bins are used in rugby. Ice hockey has a similar system.

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