Uefa approves five substitutes at Euro 2020

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Five substitutes will be allowed at the 2020 European Championship.

The competition will now run from 11 June to 11 July after it was delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The initial decision to increase the number of substitutions from three to five was made during the coronavirus shutdown in order to protect players from potential injuries when play resumed.

Teams will be allowed to make Uefa have adopted the rule after Fifa extended the use of five substitutes to cover World Cup qualification matches, which run until March 2022.

The Nations League finals in October and relegation play-offs next March will also allow five replacements.

Uefa said the rule remains “valid against the background” of games impacted by the pandemic.

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By FARPost Reporter

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