Disciplinary sanctions

Yellow and red cards may only be shown to players or substitutes.

The referees are authorised to take disciplinary action from the moment
players enter the pitch until the moment they leave it after the fi nal
whistle..
Cautionable offences

A player or a substitute shall be cautioned and shown the yellow card if he commits any of the following infringements:

  unsporting behaviour
  dissent by word or action
  persistent infringement of the Laws of the Game
  delaying the restart of play
  failure to respect the required distance when play is restarted with
    a corner kick, kick-in, free kick or goal clearance
  entering or re-entering the pitch without the referees’ permission or     infringement of the substitution procedure
  deliberately leaving the pitch without the referees’ permission
Sending-off offences

A player or a substitute shall be sent off and shown the red card if he commits any of the following offences:

  serious foul play
  violent conduct
  spitting at an opponent or any other person
  denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring
    opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (with the exception
    of a goalkeeper inside his own penalty area)
  denying an opponent moving towards the player’s goal an     obvious goalscoring opportunity by committing an offence     punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick
  using offensive, insulting or abusive language or gestures
  receiving a second caution in the same match
   
 
 
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