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Questions about substitution of players in team sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, etc. Questions using this tag must also include the related sports/tournaments.

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How do players know when to sub in hockey?

I attended a pro hockey game for the first time since I was a kid, and was wondering when players know when to sub in and out? It seems far too chaotic for a coach to shout someone's name for a one- ...
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Does a football referee have a duty to prevent a team from using more substitutions than they're allowed to?

AS Roma lost a game against Spezia in the 2020-21 Coppa Italia because they exceeded the number of substitutions they were allowed to do, mistakenly thinking they could go for a sixth one in extra ...
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What's the most number of players substituted at once in a soccer game?

On June 24th 2020, Ole Gunnar Solskjær the manager of Manchester United made a quintuple substitution against Sheffield United. Manchester were leading 3 - 0 in the second half, and with the game in ...
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Is there any rule regarding how quickly a substituted player must leave the field?

It's common for football players that are being substituted to "gain some time" by walking slowly out of the field, when it is in their team's benefit. Referees tend to tell them to hurry up,...
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Are the way that substitutions are utilised in soccer optimal?

From empirical observation (I have no statistics), it seems fairly common that 3 substitutions are not often made in football (soccer) games and if they are the final one is usually late after the ...
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If you can't change an injured goalkeeper, what can you do?

In football (or soccer for NA people), I wonder what would you be able to do if the following scenario was to happen: All 3 player substitutions are used. The Goalkeeper is made unable to continue ...
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