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At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, we’ve already seen games that were mostly influenced by yellow and red cards – most notably Wales’ group stage clash with Iran, where goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy went out and defeated Iranian striker Mehdi Taremi. Hennessy was sent off with a red card and Wales, with ten men left, saw Iran score two stunning goals in stoppage time for a surprise win. It was the first red card of the tournament and was undoubtedly a game-changer.

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Less impressive, but still notable, four players from the US received yellow cards in the Americans’ first leg against Wales – (Kellin Acosta, Tim Ream, Weston McKenny, Serginho Dest). While yellow cards are an integral part of football, players risk being booked twice and being unavailable when their team needs them most. Here are the details on how yellow cards turn into player disqualifications and what happens to cards between rounds of a tournament.

How many yellow cards equals a player’s disqualification?

If players receive two yellow cards at the 2022 World Cup, this will result in a one-game suspension. If a player receives both warnings in the same game, he will be sent off and serve a suspension in the next match. But players can also get disqualified after accumulating two yellow cards in different matches. Therefore, once a player receives a yellow card, he is likely to think carefully about how he should proceed in a given situation to ensure that he does not go out of action at a key moment in the tournament.

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Do yellow cards carry over from the group stage?

In the 2022 World Cup, yellow cards are carried over from the group stage to the round of 16. If a player receives one yellow card in the group stage and another in the 1/8 finals, he is not eligible to participate in his team’s quarter-final match. However, there is a “clean slate” from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals where all previous warnings are erased, so no player in the semi-finals is at risk of missing out on the final matches (final and third place) due to accumulated yellow cards from earlier in the tournament.

For FIFAif the suspension cannot be served during the World Cup, it will be carried over to the team’s next official national match.

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What do yellow cards mean at the World Cup?

Yellow cards are essentially warnings (also referred to as “warnings”) issued to players by match officials for a variety of infractions, including bad sportsmanship, delaying play, intentionally causing harm to another player, failing to respect the required distance from the ball when taking a penalty kick. , inappropriate language, or other situations determined by the referee and video assistant referee. If a player receives multiple yellow cards, either in the same game or in multiple games, they receive an “indirect red card” which results in a one-match ban.

Yellow cards can be a big problem for a team when it comes to missing key players, but they can also affect a team’s chances of making it through the tournament. The final tie-break to determine which teams will advance from the group stage is a team performance score or “fair play” tie-break based on the number of yellow and red cards the team has accumulated. In a situation where the teams are equal in all other tie-breaks, the side with the higher result of team behavior advances to the 1/8 finals.

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World Cup 2022: schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live

  • When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
  • Group stage start time: 5:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM (all ET)
  • Location: Qatar
  • TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo, Universe, peacock
  • Streaming in spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)

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Lionel Messi scored one goal and provided another assist before the Netherlands hit Argentina twice in the last 20 minutes. Albicelesta survived the penalty shoot-out and reached the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup on Friday.


Argentina will now face Croatia, who rocked the world and beat Brazil earlier on Friday, in the first semi-final on Tuesday.

The first goal came from almost nothing as Messi dribbled through the midfield with four orange jerseys between him and the goal and three shadowing Nahuel Molina, a possible scorer. It didn’t matter in the slightest. Messi sent the ball not only through one line of defenders, but also back through one lane, stopping it on a dime for Molina to take it on the move and send it to the far post.

Messi scored a penalty in the 73rd minute, redeeming his missed penalty against Poland in the group stage. At 2-0 with just a quarter of an hour left, Argentina had one foot in the semi-finals and Messi had just over three hours of football left to lift the World Cup trophy.

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As brilliant as Messi was in attack, Argentina’s defensive game was choke and controlling (for a while) as they only allowed one shot in the first 82 minutes and then had a hectic last eight minutes, including a goal that made the game is very interesting. with a long pass after a long pass to replace Wout Weghorst. And it was Weghorst who scored the first Dutch goal after Steven Berguis made a fantastic cross into the box.

In the 10th minute of stoppage time of the second half, when the whole world was watching and waiting to see if he could throw the ball over the wall and back under the crossbar, Théun Koopmeiners skilfully shot the ball towards the penalty mark, and Weghorst was able to pick it up and toss it. it’s past Emiliano Martinez.

Martinez made a save to strip Virgil van Dijk and Berguis in the first two rounds of the shootout as Argentina took a 3-1 lead after three rounds. Things got interesting when Enzo Fernandez shot his try wide of the post in round no. 1. 4, but Lautaro Martínez put the ball past Andris Noppert to end the score 4-3.

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How to watch Netherlands vs Argentina live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2:00 pm ET, Friday, December 9th.
Stadium: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail
TV channels in Spanish: Telemundo
Broadcast in Spanish: peacock (all 64 matches)

Key storylines, players to keep an eye on

Louis van Gaal is looking for perhaps the only major trophy to slip out of his reach at the World Cup and Virgil van Dijk is not too far behind his manager. Jurrien Timber joined VVD in a very good back three, Cody Gakpo was in all likelihood the best player of the tournament before Gonzalo Ramos caught the world’s attention with his hat-trick for Portugal on Tuesday.

Enzo Fernandez shone alongside Messi, while Nicolas Otamendi turned back the clock in central defence. show of force for CONMEBOL powers.

Quick facts about the Netherlands

Current FIFA World Ranking: 8
World Cup titles: 0
World Championship appearances: 10
How they qualified: Automatically qualified for UEFA (won Group G)
Coach: Louis van Gaal
Key players: Virgil van Dijk, Memphis Depay, Frankie de Jong.

Argentina Quick Facts

Current FIFA World Ranking: 3
World Cup titles: 2 (1978, 1986)
World Championship appearances: 17
How they qualified: Automatically qualified from CONMEBOL (2nd)
Coach: Lionel Scaloni
Key players: Lionel Messi, Angel de Maria, Lautaro Martinez.

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