IFAB to decide on five substitutes plan by early next week

Chelsea v Manchester United – Premier League – Stamford Bridge
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A decision on whether to allow teams to make up to five substitutions in a match will be made by the game’s lawmakers by early next week at the latest.

The PA news agency understands the International Football Association Board (IFAB) – which is made up of the four British associations and world governing body FIFA – intends to move quickly to put in place a temporary dispensation to the laws of the game.

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