CONMEBOL unhappy with FIFA over five substitutes rule

FIFA's decision to temporarily allow up to five substitutions per game to help cope with possible accessory congestion was coldly carried out in South America on Friday.

This change has taken us by surprise, it was not done in consultation with our confederation. Alejandro Dominguez , president of the South America n Football Confederacy CONMEBOL ), he said on twitter.

On Friday, the governing body of football announced that teams will be allowed up to five substitutions per game, instead of the usual three, as a temporary measure to help cope with device congestion as play resumes. after the coronavirus outbreak.

The rule change will be allowed in all competitions due to end later this year and will depend on the individual organizers of the competition whether to implement it, FIFA said.

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Dominguez said CONMEBOL would call a panel of experts together to analyse the decision "to decide whether it is convenient adopting it in South America n tournaments" such as the Copa Libertadores.

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