Premier League speaks on VAR, substitute players

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The Premier League on Friday released the following statement regarding VAR and substitute players for the 2020/21 season.

Following the restart of the league in June, clubs could make five subs per match from a maximum of nine players on the bench. That will no longer be the case.

The Premier League’s statement reads:

‘At the Premier League’s Annual General Meeting today, Shareholders agreed to rules relating to VAR and substitute players for the 2020/21 season.

‘Shareholders unanimously approved the implementation of VAR, in line with the full FIFA VAR protocol.

‘Clubs also agreed to revert back to using up to three substitute players per match, with a maximum of seven substitutes on the bench.’

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