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BREAKING: FA Introduce New FA Cup Rule

The FA have announced that clubs can now make a fourth substitution in extra time from the quarter-final stage and onwards in this season’s FA Cup

This news follows the announcement of a sudden-death format for the last eight stage.

The rule will only apply to teams playing in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and Wembley final.


The Football Association are trialing the system which was used in this summer’s Copa America.


The Emirates FA Cup tweeted this earlier today on twitter

The FA website states:

The FA will play a lead role in testing to introduce this innovation for the closing stages of this season’s Cup.

This would mean clubs who have used three substitutes from the seven players named on their bench during the sixth round, semi-finals and Final will then be allowed to introduce a fourth player in extra time

 With The Cup now adopting a straight knockout format from the quarter finals onwards, the introduction of a fourth substitute in extra time will bring extra intrigue and interest.”