The Premier League decided on Thursday that it would return next season to the rule allowing three substitutions per game, instead of five as had been put in place when the championship resumed after the Covid-19 crisis. The number of substitutes on the scoresheet will drop to seven instead of nine, the PL added in its statement.
For the resumption of the championships which wanted to end the 2019/2020 season after the three months of interruption due to the pandemic, the International Board (Ifab), guarantor of the laws of football, had temporarily modified the law 3 of the game. in particular to limit the risk of injury for players subjected to hellish speeds in the middle of summer after a long period of inactivity.
The possibility of extending this amendment to next season had been left to the championships by FIFA. But the decision had been criticized by the most modest clubs who felt that it favored the larger teams with better-stocked staff. France announced at the end of July that five changes will be possible in L1 and L2 next season.
The Premier League have also confirmed that VAR will continue next season, despite the plethora of controversy it sparked last season. The next championship will start on the weekend of September 12/13.
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Posted Thursday at 16:08 Amended Thursday at 16:44