J.LEAGUE announced further change in the format of the 2020 MEIJI YASUDA J.LEAGUE after the third extraordinary board of directors held today.
■Change of the Competition Format
2020 MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE: Friday 21 February – Saturday 19 December
2020 MEIJI YASUDA J2 LEAGUE: Sunday 23 February – Sunday 20 December
2020 MEIJI YASUDA J3 LEAGUE: Saturday 27 June – Sunday 20 December
As a safety measure to prevent infection, matches featuring teams from the same geographical area will be taken priority in scheduling.
3. Number of substitutes
- increase the maximum number of substitutions from three to five
- can make substitutions up to three times (excluding during half time)
*Previously announced changes: https://www.jleague.jp/en/news/article/16961/