English Premier League clubs want to return to 3 permitted substitutions. Five substitutes were allowed when the 2019-20 top-flight season restarted in June, having been halted for three months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Premier League clubs this Thursday voted against continuing to allow five substitutions in a match for the 2020-21 season. They instead voted for reverting to three permitted substitutes.
Many members are believed to have felt that having five substitutions was unfairly benefiting the major clubs, despite Fifa allowing the continued use of the rule if leagues wanted. Fifa said the five-substitute rule can be used in competitions until August 2021 which means the European Championships and Copa America can adopt it next summer.
The Premier League also voted for a maximum of seven substitutes on the bench. The Premier League said clubs had also approved the implementation of Video-Assisted Referring (VAR), in line with the full Fifa VAR protocol.
Source – Pindula News
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