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Carabao Cup

Carabao Cup substitutions

4 January 2021

The EFL has agreed to increase the number of substitutes permitted to be used in this season’s Carabao Cup Semi-Finals and Final.

Following consultation with the four Clubs remaining in the competition, nine substitutes can now be named in the matchday squad, with five permitted to take to the pitch during the 90 minutes and extra time if applicable.  

Each team is only permitted a maximum of three opportunities (excluding half time, full time and half time of extra time) to make substitutions during normal time. However, if a tie goes to extra time, an additional opportunity to use a substitute(s) will also be permitted but only from the five substitutes allowed. 

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and a more congested fixture schedule, the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals will be single-legged and go to extra time and penalties if required. 

The Carabao Cup Semi-Finals and Final will also involve the use of video assistant referees (VAR). 

Carabao Cup Semi-Finals 

Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford - Tuesday 5 January (19:45) 

Manchester United v Manchester City - Wednesday 6 January (19:45)

Both matches are live on Sky Sports.  


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