There has been a demand for increasing the number of Alternate players for some time. In the end, FIFA approved the proposal to increase the number of Alternate players.
From now on, five players can be changed in a match instead of three players. We all know that a football match is held in ninety minutes. Three players can be changed in a match in these ninety minutes.
Footballers have health risks due to the corona virus. So FIFA has agreed to increase the number of substitutes. FIFA has approved that five players can be changed in a subsequent football match.
The football governing body had earlier offered to increase the number of substitutes in the crisis. IFAB, the governing body of football, has agreed to the proposal. FIFA confirmed the matter in a statement on Friday.
The IFAB has approved the decision mainly considering the injuries of the players. This is a good decision made by FIFA. Players will be able to leave the field if they get a little injured. This will reduce the health risks and injuries of the players.