Italian Football Federation approves five substitutions rule for Serie A when league resumes on 20 June

The FIGC said in a statement that its decision-making council had agreed “to allow a maximum number of five substitutions to be made for each team in the scheduled competitions up to the end of the 2019/2020 season.”

Reuters June 06, 2020 14:01:01 IST
Italian Football Federation approves five substitutions rule for Serie A when league resumes on 20 June

Serie A is set to allow five substitutions per team when it resumes on 20 June following the novel coronavirus stoppage after the temporary rule change was approved by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Friday.

Italian Football Federation approves five substitutions rule for Serie A when league resumes on 20 June

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The FIGC said in a statement that its decision-making council had agreed “to allow a maximum number of five substitutions to be made for each team in the scheduled competitions up to the end of the 2019/2020 season.”

The change was approved by soccer’s rule-making body IFAB in May to help teams battling possible fixture congestion as they try and complete the season in a short period of time.

However, it is up to individual federations and leagues to decide if they want to adopt it.

Serie A was suspended on 9 March and the teams will have to play 12 rounds of matches in a hectic six-week period ending on 2 August.

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