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Question Number: 31294

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/25/2017

RE: Adult

Shaji of Shuwaikh, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

Hello sir/Madam
Referees can show Yellow card and Red card to Coach or officials? Or only players and substitutes?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

In FIFA games cards are only shown to players, substitutes and substituted players on the field of play.
Cards are not shown to team officials. They are simply informed that they must leave the area and that they will be reported to the competition organisers.

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Answer provided by Referee Peter Grove

Hi Shaji,
According to the Laws of the Game as published by the IFAB:

''Only a player, substitute or substituted player may be shown the red or yellow card.''

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Answer provided by Referee Ben Mueller

The Laws only allow cards to be shown to players an substitutes. We must verbally warn and/or dismiss coaches.

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