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UEFA Approves Five Substitutes Rule For Euro 2020

In this file picture taken on February 28, 2020, exhibits the UEFA brand on the group’s headquarters in Nyon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

 

 

Five substitutes will likely be allowed at this summer season’s Euro 2020, UEFA introduced on Wednesday, as soccer continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release, European soccer’s governing physique stated the choice to permit 5 subs on the delayed match had been taken as “the rule is already in place for the World Cup qualification matches that will run from March 2021 to March 2022.”

“The reasons for the five-substitutions rule remain valid against the background of national and international football calendars affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the assertion continued.

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UEFA added that the rule would even be in place for the Nations League finals in October and its relegation “play-outs” in March subsequent yr.

The transfer to extend the variety of substitutes from three to 5 has already been applied within the Champions League and Europa League, in addition to home competitions across the continent.

It took place because of the tight scheduling of the 2020/21 season in Europe, which kicked off late on account of the pandemic which pressured a months-long shutdown of the earlier marketing campaign.

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