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FIFA increases World Cup team limit to 26

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The Official FIFA World Cup Trophy is seen before a news conference in New York City, New York, U.S., June 17, 2022.
The official FIFA World Cup Trophy will be seen before the news conference in New York City, NY, USA. June 17, 2022.Photo: EDUARDO MUNOZ/Reuters

After the World Football Federation FIFA increased the team's limit by three on Thursday, the team will be able to choose up to 26 players for this year's World Cup. increase.

FIFA has stated that this change is due to the unusual timing of the tournament and the impact of COVID-19 on the team. The exhibition event in Qatar will be held from November 21st to December. 18.

"The number of players on the final list has increased to at least 23 and up to 26," he said in a statement.

"Up to 26 people (up to 15 agents and 11 team officers) can sit on the team bench."

UEFA Having made a similar decision last year, he was able to select three additional players for the European Championship for the pandemic.

This month, the Board of Directors of the International Football Association has given a green light to the use of five shifts in the match. It was first introduced as a rule tweak for COVID-19.

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