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PERMITTED NUMBER OF SUBSTITUTIONS INCREASED TO FIVE

18 November 2020

More subs allowed in Sky Bet EFL fixtures from Friday

Following consultation with Clubs, the EFL Board has agreed to increase the permitted number of substitutes to five in all Sky Bet EFL fixtures taking place from 12 noon on Friday 20 November for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

Regulation 33.4 has been amended to permit:

- Championship Clubs to name up to nine substitutes in their matchday squad, with five permitted to take to the pitch in any fixture.
- League One and League Two Clubs can name up to seven substitutes in their match day squad, again with five permitted to take to the pitch.

In line with the decisions of the International FA Board (IFAB) each team is only permitted a maximum of three opportunities (excluding half-time) to make substitutions during the match.

These changes apply to matches in the Sky Bet EFL only.


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