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Down At Halftime In A Soccer Game? Use Your Subs.

It is halftime in a soccer game. One side is losing. Most of the time, that team’s manager decides to persist with the 11 players who started the match until well into the second half.

That lack of action actually damages the team’s prospects of making a comeback in the game. And despite the data that lays out a more prudent approach, holding on to substitutions remains commonplace in top level soccer. But it is also becoming less frequent.

Published: September 18, 2019

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