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Do yellow cards get cancelled after the group stages at the World Cup?

YELLOW CARDS are a certainty during any football tournament but players are bound to be cautious of picking up too many in Qatar.

The 2022 World Cup will be no different, with players knowing that if they pick up two yellow cards they will pick up a suspension.

The Netherlands will be hoping to lift the World Cup in Qatar after a fine run of form heading into the tournament

However, there is a cut-off point for yellow cards to help ease concerns of those who pick up an early yellow in the tournament.

We have all the information regarding the rules and when yellow cards are reset during the 2022 World Cup.

Do yellow cards get cancelled after the group stages at the World Cup?

In short, no, yellow cards will not be cancelled after the group stages at the World Cup.

If you pick up a second yellow for the tournament in the final match of the group, the player will miss the round of 16.

John Stones picking up a yellow card in World Cup qualifying

The same goes for if a player picks up his second, or fourth, yellow of the tournament in the round of 16, meaning that they would miss the quarter final.

However, a player’s record will be reset after the quarter final and before the semi final.

This is to ensure that nobody will miss a World Cup final because of suspension due to an accumulation of yellows.

Despite this, a red card in the semi finals would see a suspension in the last match if this were to be the case.

This rule change will be a welcome one for England, who previously saw Paul Gascoigne miss the Italia 90′ World Cup final due to picking up a yellow card against West German in the semi final.

Thankfully, nobody will suffer this heartbreak in Qatar due to this rule being tweaked since 1990.

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