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Community Shield substitution rules and other law changes for Man City vs Liverpool showdown

Sunni Upal

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Community Shield substitution rules and other law changes for Man City vs Liverpool showdown

The new season is upon us with the Community Shield set to raise the curtain on the new campaign.

Manchester City take on Liverpool at Wembley with the first silverware for the new season up for grabs.

There will be some rule differences for this game, though, and here are some of the changes for Sunday's game.

How many subs can be used in the Community Shield?

Both managers can make up to six substitutions during the match at Wembley.

The match-day squad of 18 players - 11 starters plus seven substitutes - remains the same as normal for Premier League and Champions League.

Is VAR in use?

Among other changes for this season, VAR will be introduced for the Community Shield and then the Premier League.

It was trialled in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup last season and will be rolled out into the top-flight this year.

Other new regulations include the ball not having to go outside of the penalty box for goal-kicks, players who are subbed off leaving the field at the nearest point and no attacking player in the defensive wall.

Will there be extra-time if the teams are level?

If the sides are level after 90 minutes there will not be extra-time and it goes straight to penalties.

The FA experimented with the ABBA system previously, but the traditional penalty-shootout system has since been restored.

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool

Sunni Upal
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