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UEFA has announced that five substitutes will be allowed at Euro 2020 this year.© UKTN

Five substitutes will be allowed at Euro 2020 this summer, UEFA announced on Wednesday, as football continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the European football governing body said the decision to allow five submarines to the delayed tournament was taken because “the rule is already in place for the World Cup qualifying matches to be played. from March 2021 to March 2022 “.

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“The reasons for the five substitutions rule remain valid in the context of national and international football calendars affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” the statement continued.

UEFA added that the rule would also be in place for the Nations League finals in October and for its relegation from play-outs in March of next year.


The decision to increase the number of substitutes from three to five has already been implemented in the Champions League and Europa League, as well as in domestic competitions across the continent.

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This is due to the tight schedule for the 2020/21 season in Europe, which got off to a late start due to the pandemic which forced the previous campaign to be halted for several months.

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