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A player guilty of violent conduct that has been missed by a referee can now be sent off retrospectively in the same match.

In a significant rule change that is being introduced for the World Cup and will work alongside VAR, even if play has re-started the referee can later be made aware of an off-the-ball incident and stop the game before reviewing the offence and deciding on a dismissal.

By AFP 6 hrs ago
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