Introduced since the 2020-2021 season, the rule of five authorized changes per team and per game seems set to last. “Tested” during this season and then extended due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this rule will be definitively adopted from next season for all championships.
While the various competitions had the choice to adopt it or not – the Premier League had refused it – “Law 3” will now be adopted everywhere, following the meeting of the IFAB (International Football Association Board) this Monday in Doha.
5⃣ During a meeting held Monday in Doha, the IFAB, the organization responsible for the rules of the game in football, definitively adopted the rule of five changes per game.https://t.co/HCja9TmTMI
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) June 13, 2022
Towards a widening of the selections
This decision could soon be accompanied by other changes in the world of football. The maximum number of authorized substitutes could be increased from 12 to 15, which would entail the possibility for coaches to choose 26 players rather than 23 for international competitions, with the World Cup in Qatar starting on November 21, 2022 in the first place.
Other revolutions in Qatar
This World Cup will perhaps be an opportunity for FIFA to test a new technology which could appear, after Goal Line Technology in 2014 and VAR in 2022, with the semi-automatic detection of offsides, which is considered “very satisfactory” so far, according to information from The Team.