Due to the coronavirus pandemic, FIFA is proposing five substitutions per match when football resumes, to help players cope with the increase in the number of games.
A FIFA spokesman said, “When the competition resumes, the calendars will be overloaded with a higher than usual number of matches,”
“The safety of the players is one of FIFA’s priorities. One of the concerns is that the high frequency of matches may increase the potential risk of injuries,” he added.
To address these concerns, FIFA has made a proposal to the IFAB to “temporarily relax Law 3 of the game to allow for a greater number of substitutions. Each team could make five substitutions during regulation time plus a sixth substitution during overtime.”
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