The International Football Association Board (IFAB) are reportedly set to introduce blue cards as part of sin-bin trials in the professional game.
In November, IFAB revealed their intention to trial the use of 10-minute sin-bins after they had been tested in amateur and youth football in England and Wales.
According to The Telegraph, IFAB are now set to introduce a new blue card as part of sin-bin trials that will be announced on Friday.
The proposal would make it the first new card introduced since the yellow and red cards were brought into the professional game at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
Under the new proposal, a player who receives a blue card in a game would be required to leave the pitch for a 10-minute period.
The new protocol is expected to limit the use of blue cards to punish players for committing a cynical foul or showing dissent towards a match official.
Friday's announcement will confirm that a player will be shown a red card if they receive two blue cards during a match.
Alternatively, a player could be given their marching orders if they are shown one blue and one yellow card throughout the course of a game.
There is a belief that trials of the use of sin bins could be introduced in the professional game as soon as the 2024-25 campaign.
The Football Association are supposedly weighing up whether to volunteer for trials to take place in next season's FA Cup and Women's FA Cup.
However, the trials will not be implemented at Euro 2024 or in next season's Champions League after UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin revealed that he was opposed to the proposals.
In an interview with The Telegraph last month, Ceferin said: «We will not use them in Uefa competition. IFAB has four European members. I don'tRead on sportsmole.co.uk