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Football teams will be allowed to use five substitutes when play resumes after the coronavirus pandemic, the sport’s law-making body announced on Friday.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB), who look after the rules of football, said in a statement that it had agreed to a proposal by world governing body FIFA for a temporary change “to protect player welfare.”

This amendment comes into “immediate effect” and applies until the end of the year. IFAB and FIFA  said they will “determine at a later date” whether the change will be extended.

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