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FIFA has authorized 26-man teams for the 2022 World Cup

FIFA has authorized 26-man teams for the 2022 World Cup

FIFA has authorized 26-man teams for the 2022 World Cup

Teams will be allowed to bring 26 players to the World Cup in Qatar later this year, according to FIFA.

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The decision has been made to increase the size of squads in order to allow for greater rotation and, perhaps, prevent player injuries given that the tournament is scheduled to take place in the winter, right in the middle of most club tournaments.

Consequently, the number of players that international managers can now call up for the competition is limited to 26.

There are now 55 players on the release lists, which are the preliminary rosters that were submitted to FIFA in the lead-up to the competition.

A player must play their final club match before November 13 in order to be a part of the final 26-man roster. A winter break that starts on that day has already been incorporated into all significant European leagues.

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