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FIFA to allow 4th substitution in Olympic Games extra time

The soccer competition will be from 3th to 19th of August

FIFA to allow 4th substitution in Olympic Games extra time
FIFA to allow 4th substitution in Olympic Games extra time

The soccer competition will be from 3th to 19th of August

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The Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro this summer will be marked by a remarkable novelty regarding the soccer competition. FIFA has approved on Friday the possibility of a fourth change in the extra time of matches. This measure will be also applied to the Club World Cup and Women's World U-20.

The soccer competition will be held from 3th to 19th August in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia and Sao Paulo. There will be 16 male and 12 female teams and the draw to define the schedule will be held in the Maracana stadium on April 14. FC Barcelona is considering the possibility of letting players like Neymar and Rafinha participate.