UEFA agrees to 4th subs rule in Champions League and Europa League
Various new changes like 4th substitution in extra time, use of electronic devices etc. will be now immediately in effect in several UEFA competitions.
Football Law Enforcement Board (IFAB) has adopted number of new amendments like the number of substitutions, number of listed substitute players, the number and location of additional technical seats and the use of electronic means like Laptops for staffs. While some of these changes will be in effect in UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, others will be used in various competitions like 2020 European Championship.
Rule changes: number of substitutions
- Up to five substitutions per team are allowed;
This rule will be used in the following competitions:
- UEFA Youth League 2018/19
- UEFA European Under-17 & Under-19 Championship 2018/19
- UEFA European Women’s Under-17 & Under-19 Championship 2018/19
Additional substitution in case of extra time
An additional substitution is allowed in the following competitions (the maximum of three substitutions in regular time is still valid):
- UEFA Champions League 2018/19
- UEFA Europa League 2018/19
- UEFA Super Cup 2018
- UEFA Women’s Champions League 2018/19
- UEFA European Football Championship 2018-20
- UEFA Women’s European Championship 2019-21
- UEFA Regions Cup 2018/19
- UEFA Nations League 2018/19 – final phase
- 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup European qualifying competition – first and second playoff rounds
- UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2017-19 – Play-offs for the finals and semi-finals, final and play-off match for the final round of the Olympic Games in Italy (June 2019)
- UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship 2017/18 – semi-finals and final at the finals in Switzerland (July 2018)
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship 2017/18 – semi-finals, final and play-off match to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Finland (July 2018)
If less than three substitutions have been made in normal time, one team will still be entitled to a total of four substitutions in the event of extra time.
Maximum number of substitutes that can be listed on the game sheet
- In the following UEFA competitions, up to twelve substitutes may be listed on the match sheet:
UEFA Super Cup 2018,
UEFA European U-21 Championship 2017-19 (finals)
UEFA Nations League 2018/19 (all matches)
UEFA European Football Championship 2018-20
UEFA European Women’s Championship 2019-21 (final)
- In the following competitions, a maximum of nine substitutes may be listed on the match sheet:
UEFA Regions’ Cup 2018/19 (finals)
UEFA European Under-17 & Under-19 Championship 2018/19 (all matches)
UEFA European Women’s Under-17 & Under-19 Championship 2018/19 (all matches)
Use of electronic means of communication in the technical zone
Another new rule that will take effect in all UEFA Competitions is the use of electronic devices like Phone, Tablets and Laptops. According to this rule, the hand-held electronic equipment can be used by coaches and team staffs from the stands or on the bench if it is directly related to player’s welfare or safety, or there are tactical/coaching reasons. These rule received a major boost after medical officials failed to notice Ramos-Karius collision in 2017-18 champions league final, which could have resulted in serious concussion.
Small portable devices like Microphone, headphones, earphones, mobile phone, Smartphone, smart watch, tablet, laptop will all be allowed to used. Team Officers using improper equipment or behaving inappropriately in this context will be expelled from the technical zone.
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