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UEFA to introduce 4th substitute

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The UEFA have announced that a fourth substitute will be available for teams in extra-time in both the Champions League and Europa League competitions from next season

UEFA have introduced a new set regulations for next season which will allow teams to bring to select from 12 substitutes in the finals of both competitions, as well as the UEFA Super Cup.

The football governing body has released the new regulation in the hope that it will give “coaches more flexibility regarding substitutes, and facilitate their squad management for the most important fixture of the season”.

Normally teams can select a final squad of 18 with seven substitutes, but for the finals the team list can rise up to 23 players.

This news comes in light of previous comments made by managers, including former Leicester City coach Claudio Ranieri.

The kick-off times have also been altered by the UEFA for the 2018/19 season with matches now expected to start at 7pm and 8pm UK time on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays.