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Asian Cup football gets green light for four subs

AFP  |  Kuala Lumpur 

Next year's Asian Cup will allow a fourth substitute when games go to extra time, the announced on Friday.

The move follows a change to the official Laws of the Game, which was also implemented at this year's in

"I am confident the new regulations will add to the excitement of Asia's flagship national team competition and further strengthen the AFC's ambitions to be the world's leading Confederation," AFC Sheikh said in a statement.

The same rule will also apply at the AFC U19 Championship, starting next week in Indonesia, as well as next year's AFC U19 Women's Championship and the AFC U23 Championship in in 2020, the AFC said.

In July, became the to come on as the fourth substitute at a when the hosts went to extra time against

The AFC has also said it is considering using (VAR) technology "at some stage" at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, which starts on January 5.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 12:50 IST
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