FIFA's Fair Play Rule and How It Affects Points in World Cup Matches

FIFA's Fair Play Rule and How It Affects Points in World Cup Matches. The 2022 World Cup will showcase

32 of the greatest clubs around the world. FIFA constructed a system to resolve such issues, the last of which

is the fair play rule. A look at what this rule means for the game. The fair play rule was placed for the first

time in 2018, this is only the second World Cup to use it. Results are determined by the number of yellow

cards shown to each team at the end of each 90-minute match. If two teams finish the match even in fair

play points, then lots will need to be drawn via random selection. The fair play rule was used during

the 2018 World Cup when Japan and Senegal were tied on points, goal differential and goals scored.

A player who receives a yellow card in two separate matches will also receive a one-game suspension.