Fourth substitute to be used in next season's FA Cup
Published 27/07/2016 | 11:48
The Football Association is trialling a new format that will allow teams to make a fourth substitution during extra-time from the quarter-finals onwards of next season's FA Cup.
The rule change, which is subject to approval from the game's law-makers the International Football Association Board (IFAB), will see teams who have made all three changes during the 90 minutes of a quarter-final, semi-final or final tie permitted one extra during the additional period.
FA chief executive Martin Glenn said on www.thefa.com: "With the cup now adopting a straight knock-out format from the quarter-finals onwards, the introduction of a fourth substitute in extra time will bring extra intrigue and interest."