Five Substitutions To Be Allowed In Football When Play Restarts


Football teams will be permitted to use five substitutes when play resumes after the pandemic virus ( COVID-19 ), the sport’s law-making body declared on Friday.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB), who look after the rules of football, said in a statement that it had agreed to a proposal by world governing body FIFA for a temporary change “to protect player welfare.”

This amendment comes into “immediate effect” and applies until the end of the year. IFAB and FIFA  said they will “determine at a later date” whether the change will be extended.

AFP / FACTWRITA