Fifa propose use of five subs to get through matches in a quicker time frame

Fifa have proposed allowing clubs to make up to five substitutions per a match in order to get through matches more easily when it returns.

Leagues throughout the world have been stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic but there is some light at the end of the tunnel, with teams in Italy and Germany set to return to training in the coming weeks.

The proposals can be put in place right up until the end of the season in 2021.

There still remains doubt as how how and when football may return with behind closed doors being discussed as one of the best ways to end the season, providing it is safe to do so.

Fifa told BBC Sport.: “Health comes first” and no competition is “worth risking a single human life”.

“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.

“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.”

Teams will be allowed to make five subs within games, although in a maximum of three time slots.

A sixth sub will be made available for games in the cup competitions which go to extra time.

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