Sin bins to be trialled in professional football

The International Football Association Board has approved proposed trials for sin bins to be tested at ‘higher levels’ of the game, following a successful trial over the last two years at grassroots level..

The measures aim to improve participant behaviour in football and increase respect for officials.

The proposals were supported at the IFAB’s Annual Business Meeting (ABM) in London on Tuesday.

A proposed trial where only the team captain can approach the referee “in certain major game situations” was also given the green light.