The 2020-21 Ligue 1 season is scheduled to start from 22nd August. Ligue 1 ended their previous season due to the Coronavirus pandemic unlike the other league so they will start the new season towards the end of August.
Paris Saint-Germain will start their Ligue 1 title defence on 23rd August against Metz. But the matchday clashes with the Champions League final. So if PSG manage to progress to the final, the Ligue 1 match has to be postponed. PSG are due to face Atalanta on 12th August in the Champions League quarterfinals.
Before the start of the new season, Ligue 1 governing body, LFP has confirmed that the 5-substitution rule will be there in the upcoming 2020-21 season. The rule was first introduced to protect players from injuries as the football calendar was affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
LFP relaeased an official statement stating:
- Five substitutions authorized during the match and a maximum of 20 players registered on the Ligue 1 Uber Eats scoresheet.
- Five substitutions authorized during the match and a maximum of 18 players entered on the Ligue 2 BKT scoresheet.
Earlier, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) had announced that the five-substitutes rule will be valid for the next season too. The football world hasn’t still been able to be back to normal after the Coronavirus pandemic. So LFP has decided to protect the players and give some advantage to the teams.
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