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The J. League will consider allowing five substitutes instead of three when official matches resume due to the scheduling backlog caused by the coronavirus delay, sources close to the matter revealed Tuesday.

The new policy would require the changes to be made during three stoppages in play, while a sixth substitute would be allowed in YBC Levain Cup matches that go into extra time.

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