First ever white card shown in a football match: What does it mean?

The white card was initiated by Portugal to try and improve ethical value in the sport

BS Web Team New Delhi
Illustration: Binay Sinha

Illustration: Binay Sinha

Most football fans must be aware of the red and yellow cards in football. But history was scripted in Portugal on Sunday when a white card was shown for the first time in a women's cup quarter-final match between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.
The match was going in favour of Benfica when the card was shown.
What does "white card" mean in sports?

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