Laws of the Game
Guidelines for return substitutes
Following approval at the 1st AGM of The ISAB held in Larisa August 2017 the Laws of the Game now permit the use of return substitutes in youth, veterans, disability and grassroots Subbuteo, subject to the approval of the competition’s national SA, confederation or FISA, whichever is appropriate.
Reference to return substitutions is found in:
Law 3 – The Players (Number of substitutions):
The use of return substitutions is only permitted in youth, veterans, disability and grassroots Subbuteo, subject to the agreement of the national Subbuteo association, confederation or FISA.
A ‘return substitute’ is a player who has already played in the match and has been substituted (a substituted player) and later in the match returns to play by replacing another player.
Apart from the dispensation for a substituted player to return to play in the match, all other provisions of Law 3 and the Laws of the Game apply to return substitutes. In particular, the substitution procedure outlined in Law 3 must be followed.