UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed that clubs in European competitions and national teams will be entitled to five substitutions.
This means teams can now swap players five times during the match, till the end of the season, writes Sky Sports.
“After representations from clubs and national associations, the executive committee approved the use of five substitutions in club and international matches for the rest of the season,” Ceferin said.
The English Football Association has returned to the old rule of three substitutions.
But now, Ceferin said at a press conference that the UEFA EB rule of five substitutions has approved club competitions such as the Champions League and Europa League and for national team matches.
This change in the law was proposed by FIFA, to help clubs and national teams reduce the burden on players during the condensed calendar created by the coronavirus pandemic.