Substitution (sometimes referred to as interchange) is a concept or term used in many different team sports where a team is able to change one player for another whilst a match is in play. Substitute players that are not in the starting lineup reside on the bench and are available to substitute for a starter. Substitutes are also known as bench players, backups or reserves. Starters who are substituted for are sometimes referred to as being "on the bench" during the game.
- Australian rules football (Interchange (Australian rules football))
- Rugby league (Interchange)
- Association football (Substitute (association football))
- Cricket (Substitute (cricket))
- Basketball (substitute)
Some sports have restrictions on substituting or interchanging players whereas others do not.
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