Spanish clubs allowed five substitutions next season


Spanish clubs allowed five substitutions next season
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Sociedad v Real Madrid - Reale Arena, San Sebastian, Spain - June 21, 2020 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their second goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Vincent West

In Summary

  • Clubs in Spain’s top two divisions will be able to make five substitutions for the entirety of the upcoming season after the national soccer federation said on Tuesday it had approved a request from the league to extend the rule change
  • The change was brought in by the game’s global rule-making body IFAB last season when competitions resumed after being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to reduce the burden on players due to congested fixture lists

Clubs in Spain’s top two divisions will be able to make five substitutions for the entirety of the upcoming season after
the national soccer federation (RFEF) said on Tuesday it had approved a request from the league to extend the rule change.

The change was brought in by the game’s global rule-making body IFAB last season when competitions resumed after being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to reduce the burden on players due to congested fixture lists.

IFAB has since extended the five substitutions rule until August 2021, although individual leagues can decide whether they wish to implement it.

Spain joins other associations in Germany and France in declaring they will allow five substitutions this season, although Premier League clubs voted against extending the rule change and will only have three changes available.

The La Liga season starts up again on Friday.

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