Football’s rule-making body IFAB on Wednesday said teams would be allowed to continue to use up to five substitutes next season.
IFAB, the International Football Association Board had agreed to a temporary change to allow teams to use five substitutes, rather than the usual three in May to “protect player welfare” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“…the IFAB Board of Directors has extended the option to competitions, scheduled to be completed by 31 July 2021 and to international competitions, scheduled in July/August 2021,” the body said in a statement.
IFAB said the decision on whether to apply this temporary amendment remains at the discretion of each competition organiser.
Each team will only have three chances to make substitutions, although changes made at halftime are not counted as one of the three opportunities.
Edited By: Emmanuel Okara/Silas Nwoha (NAN)
- Apapa will open to traffic in October — LASG
- Halep to decide on United States Open after Prague event
- Gov. Fayemi mourns ex-Ekiti lawmaker, Fakiyesi
- Vettel says Ferrari messed up with nonsensical strategy
- Ekiti Govt paying lip service to healthcare delivery, say striking doctors
- Resumption: Academy wants COVID-19 protocol funds released directly to schools
- Willian confirms exit from Chelsea after 7 years
- Anglican Bishop urges govts to save SMEs from collapse
- For Europe’s “super clubs”, UEFA Champions League determines all
- YYA sues for peace in Ondo Assembly, condoles with Ogun over Kashamu