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FIFA approves a squad of 26 people for the World Cup to fight COVID-19

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FIFA approves 26 larger teams for the World Cup in Qatar and extends football rule relaxation to assist coaches and players during theCOVID-19 pandemicI decided to do it on Thursday.

This move was expected by the FIFA Bureau, which consists of the FIFA president and six coalitions of football, after the 23 player roster was expanded at the recent Continental Championships.

Adding three players to the typical World Cup roster follows UEFA's doing the same at last year's European Championship.

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England's coach Gareth Southgate, left, shakes hands with England's Bukayo Saka as he is substituted during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Hungary at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Tuesday, June 14, 2022. 

England coach Gareth Southgate (left) is replaced at Molino Stadium during a UEFA Nations League football match between England and Hungary. Shaking hands with Bukayo Saka of England. Wolverhampton, England, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.  (AP Photo / Jon Super)

Copa also had a team of 28 approved last year South America and January African American tournament in the cup.

Additional numbers help coaches from 32 teams deal with the potential outbreak of viral cases. It also means that additional players are already following the health protocol in thecamp in Qatarrather than being brought from their home country.

Team resizing will send a total of 96 additional players to the World Cup from November 21st to December 18th. The 28-day tournament is compared to the 32-day tournament in Russia four years ago. 

Most of the additional players need to suspend the domestic season by November 13 for the firstWorld Cupto be held in the Northern Hemisphere winter. May come from a European club.

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino answers questions during a 2026 soccer World Cup news conference Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York. 

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will meet in New York on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in 2026. Answer your questions at the Soccer World Cup news conference.  (AP Photo / Noah K. Murray)

Before the tournament begins, teams get together for a week instead of the usual preparation time increase. About 2 weeks.

FIFA creates a $ 209 million fund from World Cup revenues to reimburse clubs for about $ thousands of daily fees to free players to national team missions doing.

The World Cup team can now use 5 alternatives in 90 minutes instead of 3 in the regulation.

What started as a provisional rule in 2020 to reduce the workload of players on crowded game schedules during a pandemic is now codified into competition rules.

The FIFA Bureau has also set up a presidential election in Kigali, Rwanda, on March 16, next year, during the annual meeting of the 211 member federations.

The FIFA World Cup trophy is on display during an event at Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait City on May 16, 2022. 

The FIFA World Cup Trophy is on display during the event Increasingly on May 16, 2022 at the Sheikh Javert Al Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait City. (YASSERAL-ZAYYAT / AFP via Getty Images)

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino wants a new four-year term to extend football's global leadership to 11 years.

No potential enemies have appeared yet, and the deadline for participation in the contest is four months before the election. It will be in mid-November, a few days before the World Cup begins.