Serie A: Italian Football Federation request for five substitutions
Serie A could introduce five substitutions in a match. The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) sent the request to football’s lawmakers.
Italy’s top-flight clubs backs this move. These clubs want more choice with teams only allowed to name 12 substitutes on the bench.
The five changes would be made over three stoppages to reduce the number of breaks in play.
On the other hand, Serie C already allows five substitutes.
FIGC president, Gabriele Gravina has sent the request to the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
Champions League and Europa League games permit a fourth substitute in extra-time and it will also be allowed at the 2020 European Championship.
The Football Association announced in 2018 that it would permit an extra substitute in the latter stages of the FA Cup, from the quarter-final onwards, while the Football League has permitted a fourth substitute in extra-time in all EFL Cup ties since 2017.