Football: Lions coach Yoshida weighs in on SPL's Under-23 rule; others in fraternity want it to go

Tatsuma Yoshida has come under fire for fielding players who have seen little game time for their clubs in the Lions' recent World Cup qualifiers.
Tatsuma Yoshida has come under fire for fielding players who have seen little game time for their clubs in the Lions' recent World Cup qualifiers.PHOTO: FAS

SINGAPORE - Three years on from a rule that was designed to blood fresh talent into Singapore football, could the Singapore Premier League (SPL)'s Under-23 ruling finally come under review and be jettisoned?

National coach Tatsuma Yoshida has told The Straits Times that he has given his feedback to the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) on the much-maligned rule, which was implemented in 2018 and stipulates that each local team must field three U-23 players in the starting line-up and an U-23 player must be replaced by another if the substitution occurs in the first half.

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