FIFA:IFAB accepts five substitutions per game 

By Angu Lesley

Football Writer,

The world Football governing body, FIFA, has confirmed international games for the Confederation of African Football, the Asian Confederation, Latin America and Oceania have been postponed, can report.

Therefore, only UEFA can schedule international games in the month of September.

The announcement was made on Thursday, June 25 in a FIFA council meeting held via video conference.

The decision is justified by the prevalence of the CoronaVirus pandemic across the world.

This move means, the next international breaks can only be in October and November this year.

So far, the March, June and September windows have been distorted.

FIFA announced in the same release that they have extended the June 2021 international break by seven additional days. This will enable Confederations to schedule at an unprecedented four international games in that window.

In a related development, a proposal to assist 211 members associations with $1.5 billion as CoronaVirus pandemic support was approved by the mother football body.

In April this year, FIFA boss Gianni Infantino equally announced they were bypassing prerequisites for the second tranch of the FIFA forwards funds to pay $500,000 per member association. Unfortunately that payment seems not effected till date.

CAF has the October and November windows available for the completion of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

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