In soccer, you’ll notice that referees are raising cards to a player whenever they have done something against the game rules. One of the cards that they give to players is the “Yellow Card”. This is used indicating a penalty on specific player.

And the very first time that these penalty cards were introduced was back in 1970 FIFA World Cup.

When a Card is Given to Player?

This card could be pulled out in case that the player has done any of the following:

Unsporting Behavior

From faking an injury, tripping an opponent by intention or handling the ball with the purpose to prevent the opposing team to gain possession are all covered under this.

Showing Dissent Action or Word

Whenever a player curses, made hand gestures or taunt an opponent either physical or verbal or both, then a yellow card is expected to be given to them.

Infringing Laws of the Game

Simply speaking, this is when the player fails to abide the game rules.

Failure to Respect Free Kick or Distance of Corner when Play Restarted

Assuming that the player jumped in front of a free kick or corner kick during a restart, they’ll be handed out by yellow card eventually.