When were substitutions allowed in English football?
English and Scottish leagues. Substitutions during matches in the English Football League were first permitted in the 1965–66 season. During the first two seasons after the law was introduced, each side was permitted only one substitution during a game. Moreover, the substitute could only replace an injured player.
How many substitutes are allowed in a soccer game?
According to the Laws of the Game, "up to a maximum of three substitutes may be used in any match played in an official competition organised under the auspices of FIFA, the confederations or the member associations."
Who will benefit from the new FIFA World Cup rule change?
Other than the players who will have their workloads lessened, it is clear the big boys with deeper squads will benefit from this rule change. If you have 25 international players and all of a sudden you get to use 16 of them per game, the overall quality of your play remains high.
What is the new FIFA rule change for the 2019-20 season?
With training and games interrupted and teams now close to returning across the globe and being asked to play games over a short period of time to complete the 2019-20 season, this rule change is more of a temporary measure. FIFA have also ruled that VAR can be stopped midseason if leagues no longer have the resources to use it.