FIFA increase SQUAD size to 26 for Qatar World Cup 2022

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FIFA World Cup 2022: FIFA increase SQUAD size to 26 for Qatar World Cup 2022- FIFA will allow countries to select up to 26 players for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, increasing the maximum squad size by three for the November 21-December 18 tournament. Follow FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

FIFA World Cup 2022: FIFA follows UEFA footsteps, increase SQUAD size to 26 for Qatar World Cup 2022

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FIFA World Cup 2022: FIFA follows UEFA footsteps, increase SQUAD size to 26 for Qatar World Cup 2022

“The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26,” FIFA said in a statement. UEFA adopted similar changes for Euro 2020 last year in response to Covid-19 concerns.

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Given the need to retain additional flexibility due to the unique timing of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ in the global calendar, as well as the broader context of the disruptive effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on squads before and during tournaments, the Bureau has decided the following:

  • The maximum number of players on the release list has been increased from 35 to 55.
  • The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26.
  • The final matchday at club level for the 23 to 26 players nominated on the final list will be 13 November 2022.
  • No more than 26 people (up to 15 substitutes and 11 team officials – one of these officials must be the team doctor) will be allowed to sit on the team bench.
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FIFA World Cup 2022: FIFA follows UEFA footsteps, increase SQUAD size to 26 for Qatar World Cup 2022



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