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2022 World Cup: FIFA approves 26-player squads

FIFA has increased the size of World Cup squads to a maximum of 26 players this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the unusual timing of the tournament, Newspremises has gathered.

World football govern body made the announcement on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Also, team managers will be able to use up to five substitutes in a game.

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In the past, countries were only allowed to name 23 players in their squads.

But that number has been increased due to concerns over player welfare since the COVID-19 pandemic.

For players participating at the World Cup, the final date they will be allowed to play for their clubs before the tournament kicks off is November 13.

The last set of Premier League fixtures takes place on November 12.

During matches, no more than 26 people (up to 15 substitutes and 11 team officials) will be allowed to sit on the team bench.

One of those officials must be the team doctor.

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