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Football: Fifa scraps subs rule

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posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 12:19 PM
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Fifa has announced that the substitutions rule limiting clubs to only six changes per game will only apply to international friendlies.
Fifa had limited the number after president Sepp Blatter criticised mass changes in international friendlies.

The ruling was passed at a Fifa meeting on 23 February and began on 1 July.

But the rule caused the Fulham-Watford friendly on Saturday to be abandoned at half-time with the referee walking out after the teams put on 27 replacements.


The game was eventually completed as an exhibition match with a linesman taking over as referee, but the FA was suitably concerned to take the matter up with the game's governing body.

After two days of negotiations, the FA has managed to persuade Fifa president Blatter that unlimited substitutions are an essential component of any pre-season campaign.

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posted on Jul, 17 2004 @ 12:58 AM
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I was under the impression that the premiership season was over.



posted on Jul, 17 2004 @ 08:49 AM
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Yes the season is over but at the moment they are playing pre-season matches. Alot of the premiership sides are in tournaments or they play lower league sides. It's a chance to work with the side and see how the new players fit in before the new season gets underway.



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