According to their president, Aleksander Ceferin is very important to implement these changes as soon as the 2021-2022 season.

During the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Semifinal, Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen suffered a head injury.

The player was taken care of by the medical staff, only to return to the pitch a few minutes later before it became clear he couldn’t continue.

And UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin wants to have concussion substitutions by 2021.

“After Vertonghen’s situation I was scared that something would happen,” he told Sky Sports.

“Because it was clear when he came back that he didn’t feel well. He could die there.”

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Ceferin explained: “We will have discussions with FIFA about it to change the laws of the games.”

“Assessment is easier [in 10 minutes]. Now it is crazy. And you can die because of that.”

“I don’t see it as a problem. FIFA is also interested in solving this issue. If something were to happen we would regret it forever,” he added.

“You have to do something. And if it helps one out of a million players, you did everything [you could].”

“The rule change wouldn’t influence the game, change the game or make it less interesting. Now it [the situation] will move. FIFA is very, very interested in this,” the UEFA president concluded.


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