LAHORE With referees more known for brandishing yellow and red cards for on-field offences, the green card has the opposite effect with the aim of promoting the positive side of football and its related activities. The promotion of the Green Card was at its peak on September 1, 2009 when AFC celebrates Asian Referees Day. The Green Card was established in the AFC Festival of Football to identify good behavior and sportsmanship and it also be one of the main features in the coming 12th National U14 Festival of Football, said Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat who added that apart from fair play and manners, the green card concept reflects AFCs concern about safeguarding nature. The green color represents purity of the environment. Islamabads Jinnah Stadium will host the 12th National U-14 Football Festival which will be played from February 27 to March 11, 2010. The 16-team event, for players born on or after January 1, 1996, will help the PFF to form Pakistan U-14 team for the AFC U-14 Football Festival, slated to run at Iran in coming May. Also Chairman of AFC Disciplinary Committee and FIFA Disciplinary Committee member Faisal added: The Green Cards will be one of the criteria in getting possession of 'Fair Play Trophy along with cash prize. From the time children are introduced to football, we teach them the skills, and the donts. Much attention is given to things that they cant do in the training or during a match. Nobody teaches them the right things to do and when they do the positive things, we show approval and appreciation. This is the idea and the spirit behind the Green Card. Referees do not have to stop the play during 32 matches, to show the Green Card. They can do this immediately after the ball goes out of the playing area or stopped for any other reasons. The referees are encouraged to show positive body gestures as a sign of approval of the players positive action. Faisal concluded: The behaviors, which are some of the exemplary situations, will be (1) helping an injured player (2) apologizing and shaking hands for unintentional foul play (3) kicking the ball out of the playing area due to an injury to an opponent (4) respecting the opponent by giving back the ball that was kicked out for an injury (5) calming his team-mates (6) the team (including officials) did not receive any cautions or sent offs and showed positive attitudes throughout the match. (Referee will show the cards to the team bench at the end of the final whistle).