White Card Issued For First Time In Portuguese Football Match

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White Card Issued For First Time In Portuguese Football Match

For the first time ever, a white card was given out during a Portuguese football game. After medical personnel from both teams hurried to assist a fan who had collapsed in the fans during a women's cup game, the card was displayed, and the decision was cheered and applauded by the audience. Sporting Lisbon and Benfica were playing at the time.In Portugal, a white card has never before been given during a football game.The incident occurred on Saturday during a women's cup game between Sporting Lisbon and Benfica, when medical personnel from both teams raced to assist a supporter who had collapsed in the stands as Benfica led 3-0 at the half.The card was then displayed to both teams by referee Catarina Campos.The action honours and recognises fair play.There were cheers and applause coming from the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon.The Portuguese Football Federation has embraced the cards, which were launched as a project of Portugal's National Plan for Ethics in Sport to promote fair play.Only Portugal has used the white card thus far.Red and yellow cards, which are used to punish players for wrongdoing, are contrasted.In order to go to the semifinals, Benfica triumphed 5-0.15,032 spectators attended the game, breaking the previous record of 14,221 established in May of last year, and breaking the attendance record for women's football in Portugal.Although the usage of the white card in the game on Saturday was applauded, it is unclear how fans would respond to its use if it is used more frequently.Following a FIFA mandate, stoppage time was extended at the conclusion of each half during the World Cup in Qatar to make up for "unnatural lost time."The addition of stoppages for player time-wasting, injury treatment, protracted goal celebrations, substitutions, VAR interventions, and yellow or red cards.

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