Norwegian Football Association considering extra substitutions for head injuries next season

Head InjuriesHead Injuries.Photo: Jan Kåre Ness / NTB

The Norwegian Football Association (NFF)’s rule-makers are considering a trial where an extra substitution would be available following a head injury. 

It is expected that the English FA Cup will start trials already next round, which is in January. It may also be introduced in the Premier League in early 2021.

Competition director Nils Fisketjønn at the NFF told NTB that the trial could also take place in Norway.

“Yes, it may be relevant, but not before the next season”, Fisketjønn wrote in a text message to NTB.

He confirmed that the relevant season would be the one that starts in the spring of 2021.

Extra substitution

This means that clubs may have the opportunity to make an extra substitution in the event of a suspected head injury, even if they have used up the three substitutions that are usually limited to.

During this year’s corona season, it has been possible to make five substitutions, spread over three stops in the game.

Football rule-makers in the International Football Association Board (IFAB) have also decided that the possibility for five substitutes will be extended until 2021 for national tournaments and until July 31, 2022, for international tournaments.

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