Euro 2024: How do suspensions work at the tournament?

Referee Slavko Vincic shows Rodri of Spain a yellow card during the UEFA EURO 2024 group stage match between Spain and Italy at Arena AufSchalke on June 20, 2024 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Matt McNulty - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images) Albania Euro 2024
Players will be wary of picking up yellow cards at Euro 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)

There have been plenty of yellow cards dished out at Euro 2024 so far. Whether for late tackles, dissent or extravagant dives, officials at this summer’s tournament have been intolerant of any ill discipline.

Several players are just one booking away from an unwanted suspension, and ensuring key players aren’t absent is a key part of tournament football. Players are clearly conscious of that: only Scotland’s Ryan Porteous has been shown a red card at Euro 2024.

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Callum Rice-Coates

Callum is a football writer who has had work published by the likes of BBC Sport, the Independent, BT Sport and the Blizzard, amongst various others. A lifelong Wrexham fan, he is hoping Ryan Reynolds can lead his hometown club to the promised land.