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Five-Substitute Rule Extended To 2022 World Cup: IFAB

The five-substitute rule was first launched final 12 months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.© Twitter

Teams on the World Cup in Qatar will be capable to use 5 substitutes per match after soccer’s rule-making physique on Friday prolonged the proper till the tip of 2022. IFAB stated the rule, first launched final 12 months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will stay in place till December 31, 2022, “for all top-level competitions”. It stated the choice to increase the rule “follows a global analysis of the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on football, as well as representations from several key stakeholders from across the football community”.

Teams was allowed simply three substitutes however main coaches have argued that the pandemic has led to competitions being performed in a condensed format or time interval, inserting further bodily calls for on gamers.


The transfer to extend the variety of substitutes has already been applied within the Champions League and Europa League and might be in place on the European Championship that kicks off on June 11.

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