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Russia's Aleksandr Yerokhin makes history, becomes first 'fourth sub' at World Cup

Russia's Yerokhin makes history, becomes first 'fourth sub' at World Cup
By Reuters

01/07/2018 at 17:17Updated 01/07/2018 at 18:20

Russia's Aleksandr Yerokhin made a little piece of World Cup history on Sunday when he became the first man to appear as a fourth substitute in a tournament match during the hosts' game against Spain in Moscow.

FIFA introduced a new regulation for the 2018 World Cup that allowed teams to use a fourth replacement in extra time, and coach Stanislav Cherchesov took advantage of it halfway through the first period, sending on Yerokhin for Daler Kuzyayev.

Spain would also send on a fourth substitute, with Rodrigo coming on for Marco Asensio.

The game was level at 1-1 after 90 minutes and also at the point of the fourth change.

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