June 24 – FIFA has authorized 26-man squads for the World Cup in Qatar, up from 23, with a purpose to preserve relaxed guidelines that helped coaches and gamers through the COVID-19 pandemic.
FIFA stated the change, authorized by the FIFA Bureau, was additionally because of the uncommon timing of the event, the primary ever winter World Cup, which runs from November 21 to December 18.
UEFA took an identical resolution final yr, permitting sides to select three additional gamers for the European Championship.
FIFA additionally stated as much as 15 substitutes will be named for every recreation, that means no participant misses out.
The squad measurement change will ship a complete of 96 additional gamers to the event.
The deadline for all 32 competing international locations to submit their remaining squads is October 20 – 30 days earlier than the primary recreation between Senegal and the Netherlands on the Al Thumama Stadium.
Squads shall be collectively for only one week earlier than the event kicks off as an alternative of the same old preparation time of about two weeks.
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