As from next season, FA Cup teams will be allowed to use a fourth substitute during extra time, the Football Association have announced. The 4th substitution will only apply to teams playing in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and Wembley final. Clubs. Teams who have used their regular three substitutions in normal time would be able to make an additional replacement should the game go beyond 90 minutes. The scheme was employed in the 2016 Copa America competition which ended last month.

'The Emirates FA Cup is renowned for its great history and tradition but, as the game's governing body, it is important The FA continues to look at how it can further add to the drama and spectacle of a competition loved by millions around the world. With the cup now adopting a straight knock-out format from the quarter-finals onwards, the introduction of a fourth substitute in extra time will bring extra intrigue and interest.' FA chief executive Martin Glenn stated.




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