Anonymous
Anonymous asked in SportsFootball (Soccer)FIFA World Cup (TM) · 1 decade ago

who came up with the ruling that soccer players are not allowed to reenter a game after being substituted?

also why limit substitutions? these rules seem so ridiculous and make the game less appealing..why not like basketball where substitutions are not limited?

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strategizing? thats bs if you have a star player that gets injured and needs a break or is a bit winded he gets replaced and never gets to return... try havng to take out shaq,dwayne, lb, ai, in the first quarter for a minor recoverable injury and they never get to return to the game after being substituted..this rule is a travesty and limits maximum potential for teams

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    yes i agree that is such a stupid ruling and soccer purists should go and kick themselves in the a ss for appreciating this abominable rule.... i really wonder who was the stupid fool/fools that invented that rule

  • 1 decade ago

    these are two reasons that soccer will never gain the popularity or acceptance that other sports have in america.

    but, i also think they are two rules that should remain. it's part of what makes soccer such a tough sport. the coach must rely on superior tactics, and making the right substitution at the right time. the strategizing is endless...

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