Football lawmakers FIFA and International football Association Board (IFAB) has given the go-ahead for football teams to use five substitutes during games so as to allow players to cope with tight schedules amid the coronavirus.
Every team will be entitled to three Substitutes each, with the exception of half time, this amendment will commence with immediate effect for all competitions in the year 2020.
A statement from FIFA read: “The decision on whether to apply this temporary amendment will remain at the discretion of each individual competition organiser, while The IFAB and FIFA will determine at a later stage whether this temporary amendment would need to be extended further (e.g. for competitions due to be completed in 2021).”
Also, FIFA announced that the video assistant referee (VAR) could be scrapped at the preference of each competition organisers.
“However, where VAR is used, all aspects of the laws of the game and, by extension, the VAR protocol will remain in place,”