IFAB Approves FIFA’s Proposal For Five Substitions In Games


The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has approved FIFA’s proposal to make a provisional amendment to ‘Law 3 — The players’, to allow for a maximum of five changes per team.

This was confirmed by world football governing body FIFA in a statement released on their official website on Friday.

Each team will have three opportunities to make the five substitutions, which can also be made during half-time.

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This transitional amendment takes immediate effect, as a large number of matches will be played in a short period of time and under different weather conditions than expected, which could have a negative impact on the health of footballers.

The statement from FIFA reads: “As football begins to consider resumption of competitions across the world following the COVID-19 pandemic, The International Football Association Board (The IFAB) has agreed to make a temporary…

Source: Complete Sports