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Football Body extends five-man substitution rule

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) has announced the extension of the currently effective five-man substitution rule until the end of July 2021. This was made known as the football lawmakers decided to extend the effect of player welfare.

Though it is not a strict one as each football competition would decide whether to implement the rule or not.

Bodies like EPL, EFL, SPFL are yet to decide whether they would make use of the rule come next season, while The FA are also yet to decide if the rule extension would take effect in the FA cup.

The 24th of July has been scheduled for Premier league clubs to hold a meeting and come to a consensus as regards whether the rule would be extended in the EPL or not, while the Scottish FA would also consult their clubs when they hold their AGM on the 22nd of July.

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