World soccer governing physique, FIFA has accepted 26-man squads for this yr’s World Cup in Qatar, rising the utmost squad dimension by three for the November 21-December 18 tournaments.
FIFA defined that the choice to alter the scale of the squads for the World Cup was made due to the bizarre timing of the competitors, which is ready to start in November 21.
The Covid-19 pandemic has additionally performed a job within the determination to increase the groups.
An announcement from FIFA learn: “Given the necessity to retain extra flexibility as a result of distinctive timing of the FIFA World Cup 2022 within the world calendar, in addition to the broader context of the disruptive results brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic on squads earlier than and through tournaments, the Bureau has determined the next:
“The utmost variety of gamers on the discharge record has been elevated from 35 to 55.
“The variety of gamers to be included on the ultimate record has been elevated to at the least 23 and a most of 26.
“The ultimate matchday at membership stage for the 23 to 26 gamers nominated on the ultimate record will likely be 13 November 2022.
“Not more than 26 folks (as much as 15 substitutes and 11 group officers – one among these officers should be the group physician) will likely be allowed to sit down on the group bench.”
This comes every week after soccer’s guidelines physique IFAB accepted the everlasting use of 5 substitutes for all top-level matches and mentioned groups can now title 15 substitutes on a group sheet as a substitute of 12.
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