The football governing body FIFA is looking at proposing a temporary dispensation to make five substitutions to help with the congested schedule they might likely face when the season resumes. Football leagues around the world are currently halted due to the global pandemic coronavirus.
Fifa are currently on the move to organize a body to see that, this project will come to actualization, it is scheduled to work until the end of the 2021 season. Fifa spokesman coomenting on it said: “health comes first” and no competition is “worth risking a single human life”.
They added: “Football should only resume when the health authorities and governments say it is absolutely safe and non-disruptive of health services being delivered to the populations.”
He further said: “Safety of the players is one of Fifa’s main priorities.” One concern in this regard is that the higher-than-normal frequency of matches may increase the risk of potential injuries due to a resulting player overload.” For this reason it will only be wise to make the new changes.
In competitions where less than five substitutions are currently allowed, teams can now use up to five substitutions during the match.
The five substitutions would be allowable within a maximum of three slots, as well as during half-time.
The possibility of an additional sixth substitution during extra-time will remain.
Dispensation will be given to all national team games until 31 December 2021.
There is also plans to extend this season’s transfer window of which many clubs are in support of.