ORANGE cards for sin-bins are set to be introduced as football's lawmakers want the new rugby-style measure in elite competitions.

But fans will never actually see the new card being waved at players.

The International Football Association Board (Ifab) has agreed in principle to test the rugby-style measure in elite competitions such as the Premier League – as early as next season.

This has been approved in an attempt to tackle the rising number of disciplinary issues during games.

Since 2019 in England ten-minute sin-bins have been effective in dealing with dissent at the grassroots to the academy level.

Players who display words or actions of dissent leave the pitch for ten minutes.

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And with the news trials impending the rule may also apply to penalise tactical fouls.

The trial will also cover cynical fouls such as the one committed by Italy's Giorgio Chiellini when he grabbed England's Bukayo Saka's shirt in the Euro 202 final.

But the incident only punished the player with a yellow card which outraged the Three Lions fans.

If the new measure is in place the foul would equate to an "orange card".

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However, fans will not see the orange cards on the pitch, as they will only be shown on the electronic boards when a player is temporarily dismissed.

The rule would see offences that at more worthy of a greater punishment than your standard booking.

But the incident does not quite live up to a sending-off.

Meanwhile, another major rule change which has also been set by the Ifab to take place from next season is to show the red card for “deliberate” penalty box handballs.

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