UEFA confirm teams will be able to make FIVE substitutions at Euro 2020 and Nations League finals


UEFA confirm teams will be able to make FIVE substitutions at Euro 2020 with same rules set to apply for Nations League finals and relegation play-offs

  • The measures have been designed to help balance player workload this term 
  • UEFA has approved the lifting of the 30 per cent capacity limit at UEFA matches 
  • Capacity limits will now be determined by the relevant local authority, UEFA said
  • A ‘final decision’ to approve expanded Champions League is expected April 19

Teams will be able to make five substitutions at Euro 2020 after approval was given by UEFA’s executive committee on Wednesday.

The measures, designed to help balance player workload in a season compressed by the coronavirus pandemic, will also apply for the UEFA Nations League finals and relegation play-offs, UEFA said.

The ruling committee of European football’s governing body has also approved the lifting of the 30 per cent capacity limit on venues hosting UEFA matches.

England and other Euro 2020 teams will be able to make five substitutions at the tournament

England and other Euro 2020 teams will be able to make five substitutions at the tournament

The same will apply to France and the three other sides involved in the Nations League semi-finals

The same will apply to France and the three other sides involved in the Nations League semi-finals

Capacity limits will now be determined by the relevant local authority, UEFA said.

However, the decision to bar visiting spectators taken in October last year was extended until prior to the UEFA club competition finals in May.

The committee had been expected to approve a new, expanded Champions League format to come into effect in 2024 at Wednesday’s meeting, but said on Tuesday that a ‘final decision’ would instead be taken at the next ExCo meeting on April 19.

UEFA said the new timeframe had been unanimously approved by the committee, which includes members from the European Club Association and European Leagues representative bodies.

UEFA has not commented publicly on the reason for the delay in approving the new format, but the PA news agency understands clubs are seeking greater commercial control of the Champions League.

A 'final decision' to approve a new, expanded Champions League is expected on April 19

A ‘final decision’ to approve a new, expanded Champions League is expected on April 19

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