Great new rule being tried at FIFA Youth Championships
A rule that is being experimented with at the FIFA Youth Championships is showing promise.
Players are now yellow carded for displacing the ball after a whistle.
No more kicking the ball away, throwing it high in the air, or refusing to release the ball to delay play.
For the first few matches it was clear the players were forgetting, there were a large number of cards, even a few reds, but the players have stopped the behavior completely, now that the tournament is in the knockout stages.
When I switch over and watch the Confederations Cup I notice how often it happens it now, so now I'm more annoyed with it. When you see a match without the new rule, you do notice a difference.
It’s a really good rule and should be adopted everywhere. Time wasting, like faking injury shouldn’t be tolerated.
I would suggest one amendment, that is to give a player already on a yellow, a second chance if it happens. It's a shame to see a red card over that, but if you do it twice, its on you.