On Monday, FIFA proposed a special, albeit temporary, measure of allowing teams to be allowed up to five substitutions per game instead of the previous three substitutions. This update has been included to accommodate the compromised team structure and league schedule resulting from the rapid spread of the coronavirus.
The national championships will try to finish within the deadline, which means that after a long time, football players would return to the lawns and play at a rhythm of three or four games a week, either without training or time in which players only did individual training.
The leading football organization thinks the idea would help teams get through the tight schedule that awaits them as the national leagues continue. “Each team will be allowed to make five substitutions in the match, with the possibility of one more substitution in the event of extra play,” FIFA said in a statement.
FIFA adds that the changes should be made at three intervals plus half time. The measure would start running this season and would continue into the next season, and would apply to all international matches played by December 31 next year.