Football

Houllier: Good 
to have fourth sub in extra time

The idea that a fourth substitute should be allowed in extra time should be resubmitted to the International Football Association Board (Ifab), the game's law-making body, Gerard Houllier said this morning (Singapore time).

The former France manager, who is in Fifa's technical study group, said he would support having a fourth substitute if it benefits the game.

"I think it would be a good idea... You have probably noticed at this World Cup, everything is so quick, the tempo has been so high and we have seen 29 goals scored by substitutes, a record," said Houllier.

Fifa had proposed the idea to Ifab two years ago, but did not win the 75 per cent majority vote for it to be passed into law. - Reuters.

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