This measure has reached a consensus, “to mitigate the risk of lack of available players for certain teams due to the possible positive results of the covid-19 test”
ERise UEFA Executive Committee Approved a series of Special measures for the European Cup 2020 Face due to COVID-19 pandemic, Between them The number of players recruited by each team increased from 23 to 26.
This measure has been agreed “In order to reduce the team’s risk of lack of available players For some parties, the covid-19 test may produce positive results, and the competent authorities subsequently issued a quarantine order. “
However, UEFA stipulates Up to 23 players can be registered for each gameAccording to Article 3 of the IFAB (International Board of Directors) Game Law, this rule can appoint up to 12 substitutes, including 3 goalkeepers.
Once each selection has been submitted to the roster on June 1, This rule allows countless substitutions in the relationship due to injury or serious illness before the first match, Provided that these alternatives have corresponding medical certificates.
Football players who test positive or are declared “close contacts” From a person who tested positive for COVID-19 (hence quarantined) Considered a serious illness Therefore, it can be replaced with the approval of the UEFA authority before the first game.
This new rule will also allow If physically handicapped, the goalkeeper must be changed before each game during the gameEven if one or two goalkeepers in the player list are still available.
“To ensure the integrity of the game, UEFA pointed out that players who have been replaced by the roster will not be able to recover from the roster.