Big teams in England, like Manchester United, will be among the biggest beneficiaries, as a new change has been made to the FA Cup.
The FA announced on Friday, that there will be no replays in the 2020/21 edition of the competition, for the first time in its history due to the limited time available, based on the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the football governing body, the move has been made to ease the pressure on football fixtures in the coming campaign.
The football calender had to be adjusted this season, after the outbreak of coronavirus led to the suspension of all sport-related activity for about 3 months.
When action resumed, fixtures had to be congested to see out the season, and that has taken it’s took on players.
Bearing this in mind, the FA has now effected the change, to allow teams get more rest.
The change will however, particularly be of more importance to teams playing in Europe, who have to play multiple games in a week most of the time.
Meanwhile, the next edition of the FA Cup is expected to kick-off in September, with United not expected to participate until January, when the third round begins.