Euro 2024 yellow and red card rules: Impact on player suspension

Euro 2024 yellow and red card rules: Impact on player suspension

Euro 2024 is underway and it is already living up to the hype which was surrounding it before the tournament started in Germany. 

Germany and Scotland kicked-off the hotly anticipated tournament Friday night with the hosts running riot against the Tartan army.

Netting three goals in the first half alone, one of which was slotted home from the penalty spot by Kai Havertz following a horrendous tackle on Germany’s captain Ilkay Gundogan by Ryan Porteous.

The Scotsman was handed a red card for the terrible challenge which caught the Manchester City man right on the shin.

So how long of a ban will Porteous have to serve for his reckless challenge which saw him see a straight red. Here are the rules for yellow and red cards at Euro 2024.

Scotland’s Ryan Porteous saw red for his terrible tackle on Ilkay Gundogan

Germany were awarded a penalty for Porteous tackle

Germany were awarded a penalty for Porteous tackle 

 

New UEFA rules for Euro 2024  

UEFA have amplified their rules for yellow and red cards for this summer’s Euros in Germany, stating that any player who surrounds the referee will be given a yellow card.

As the captains of each team will now only be allowed to approach the officials and discuss the decision. 

Teams who have appointed their goalkeeper as the captain will be allowed to nominate an outfield player who will then be able to approach the match officials instead.  

 

How many games will a player miss if they pick up a yellow card at Euro 2024? 

Players who pick two yellow cards before the end of the quarter-final stage will have to serve a one match ban.

With the addition of missing another game if they collect four yellow cards before the quarter-final stage arrives.  

This means that if a player picks up two yellow cards across the entirety of the group-stage, round of 16 and quarter-finals they will be suspended for the semi-finals if their team makes it to the latter stage of the tournament.

Yellow cards however will be wiped after the end of the quarter-finals, meaning no player will miss be forced to miss the final through yellow card accumulations.

The only way they would miss the final would be if they were handed a red card in the semi-finals. 

Players who pick two yellow cards before the end of the quarter-final stage will have to serve a one match ban

Players who pick two yellow cards before the end of the quarter-final stage will have to serve a one match ban

How many games will a player miss if they pick up a red card at Euro 2024? 

If a player receives a red card at any stage of Euro 2024 they will automatically have to serve a one-match ban. 

That being said, the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body has the authority to increase the length of a player’s suspension if they think the offence deems more action than a one-game ban.

If the referee shows a red card to a player in the final, the ban will be carried over to the team’s next competitive match.

If a player receives a red card at any stage of Euro 2024 they will automatically have to serve a one-match ban

If a player receives a red card at any stage of Euro 2024 they will automatically have to serve a one-match ban

 

Can yellow and red cards be appealed at Euro 2024?

No, yellow and red cards cannot be appealed at this summer’s European Championships.

However, teams are allowed to appeal against decisions made by UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body if they impose a lengthier ban. 

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