Temporary Dismissal (Sin Bin)

We want to help you stay in the game, and thus have adopted FIFA's Sin Bin Policy

Beginning in 2018, FIFA and USSF have adopted a new policy regarding Temporary Dismissals for players who are cautioned in a match. In accordance with FIFA Guidelines (IFAB Laws of the Game, pgs 26-29), “A temporary dismissal is when a player commits a cautionable (Yellow Card) offence and is punished by an immediate “suspension” from participating in the next part of that match. The philosophy is that an “instant punishment” can have a significant and immediate positive influence on the behavior of the offending player, and potentially, the player’s team.

  • The length of the temporary dismissal for all FXA games is 10% of the match (6 minutes for 8v8 games). The length of the dismissal is the same for all offences.
  • The temporary dismissal period begins when the referee restarts play AFTER the offending player has left the field of play and is in the Sin Bin. The offending player’s team will play short for the entire temporary dismissal period.
  • The offending player must serve the entire time, regardless of whether the opposing team scores one or more goals during this period.