J-League to discuss allowing 5 changes when league resumes

first_img“Matches will be more exciting if the number of substitutions increases. This is very likely to happen“said a member of the executive committee. FIFA, the international governing body of football, anda has said that he wants to use the same system due to worldwide disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.Last week, J-League President Mitsuru Murai said that hosting games behind closed doors is an option for the league to consider when the two major divisions resume and the season begins in the third division. At the earliest, the J-League expects to hold official matches starting in the second week of June. The league is also considering reducing the first round of the Levain Cup from six to three games and eliminating the round-trip format for the quarterfinals and semifinals. The J-League will consider allowing five substitutions instead of three when official games resume, due to the delay in the programming caused by the delay of the coronavirus, as published by the Japanese newspaper The Mainichi.The new policy would require changes to be made during three game stops., while a sixth substitute would be allowed in YBC Levain Cup matches that go into overtime. This measure, aimed at alleviating player fatigue on a condensed schedule, He was unopposed when suggested at a meeting between league operators and will be discussed by the executive committee in May..last_img read more