February 6, 2023

A game in Portugal has the application of the first white card in football. Know how it works

The white card aims to reward fair play within a football match


Match between Benfica And Sportingacross the Portuguese Women’s Cup, marked on the history of football. This is because the rule is in classic Portuguese Catarina Branco showed the white card for the first time.

The initiative is not intended to punish athletes or members of the coaching staff, as is often the case with the colors yellow and red. On the contrary, white is “good”. The card is intended to recognize fair play.

At the end of the first stage, the doctors of both teams faced the white card. It was shown due to quick assistance from the pros to a fan who felt ill and passed out in the stands.

The reaction at the Estádio da Luz was also a tribute to the health professionals involved in the case. The fans got to their feet and applauded the doctors.

The white card was approved in 2018 by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) to support fair play, which includes fair play and good behavior in the game, on and off the four lines. The initiative of the National Plan for Sports Ethics in Portugal.

More than 15,000 fans were present at the Stade de Luz last Saturday (21) to follow Benfica’s narrow victory. From 5 to 0 on Sporting. With the victory, the Eagles advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament, and now they are facing Famalicao.