IFAB calls for the rule of five substitutions to be permanent

IFAB calls for the rule of five substitutions to be permanent

The International Football Association Board (IFAB), which sets the rules of the game, has suggested that the five-substitute settlement be made permanent.

The rules were first introduced in May 2020, a month before football restarted after being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rule allows teams to use five substitutes instead of three to protect players in the middle of a busy schedule.

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The English Premier League has rejected the rule to continue the 2020-21 season.

Football leagues and competitions will be able to decide whether or not to apply the rules.

“FAP-TAP today recommended that competitions may decide to increase the number of substitutes according to the needs of their football environment, while the current number of substitute opportunities (three plus the first half) time) should remain the same, ”IFAB said in a statement.

The IFAB said it had followed “a number of requests from confederations, associations, leagues and other key stakeholders to have this option introduced on a permanent basis.”

It is believed that many Premier League sides believe that five substitutions would be more favorable to big clubs with stronger squads.

However, several top club coaches, including Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, have previously said the replacement limit has contributed to injury issues. (Ant / OL-1)


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