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How many yellow cards result in a suspension at Euro 2020 and when are they reset?


Euro 2020 is finally operational on Friday evening.

Turkey v Italy will kick off the tournament before Wales and England start their campaigns on the first weekend.

Players will need to be careful this summer as games get dense and fast-paced

The group stage will run from Friday 11 June to Wednesday 23 June, with the knockout matches starting the following Saturday.

With dense and fast-paced matches, players will need to be careful when picking up yellow cards, as they could find themselves suspended for the next match if they pick up too many.

The 24 qualifying teams will all play in the group stage, with the top two advancing while the top four third teams will also advance.

Fortunately, yellow cards are reset for teams that reach the final stages of the tournament – but how many yellow cards result in a suspension and when are they eliminated?

How many yellow cards result in a suspension at Euro 2020 and when are they reset?
Gazza cried after receiving a yellow card against Germany which would have ruled him out of the World Cup final had England reached him
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How many yellow cards result in a suspension?

According to UEFA Article 52, a player is suspended for the next match after receiving two yellow cards in two different matches.

A player will also be suspended if he receives a fourth warning in four different matches.

A red card results in an automatic suspension of a match at any time during the tournament.

When are yellow cards reset?

Euro 2020 single warnings will be reset at the end of the tournament quarter-finals.

Yellow cards will not be carried over to the semi-finals.

All yellow card warnings and suspensions pending Euro 2020 will expire once the tournament is over.

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