FIFA increases the size of the World Cup Squad
The World Cup is upon us, bringing the sport back to its fans and football lovers everywhere for a month of competitive fun. This year’s tournament will be very different from previous ones.
After the Covid-19 pandemic and the unusual tournament timing, FIFA has decided to increase the size of its squads. The FIFA Council has approved a proposal to increase the squad sizes during qualification and World Cup. The decision means that national teams can now bring a maximum of 26 players to each tournament, up from 23 in previous World Cups.
What’s the point of an expanded World Cup squad?
In light of the ongoing crisis, FIFA has announced that they will be increasing the squad size from 23 to 26 for the World Cup 2022. The decision was made because of the unusual timing of the competition and the Covid-19 pandemic era. The World Cup 2022 will be the first held in Qatar in the Middle East. In addition, FIFA arranges the world cup tournament for the first time in the middle of the winter.
There are a few benefits to including more players in your World Cup squad. First, it allows teams to have more depth and variety in their lineup. With a larger squad, teams can rotate players in and out of the starting lineup to keep them fresh throughout the tournament. Second, a larger squad gives teams a better chance of dealing with injuries.
When does the 2022 World Cup start?
FIFA World Cup used to be played in June, but the 2022 games will now be in November. The 2022 World Cup will begin on November 21. The tournament’s first match will be played at 13:00 local time (16:00 GMT) on November 21. The rest matches will be followed by a series of competitions throughout the day. The FIFA world cup tournament will be held for over two weeks, with each team playing three matches in the robin phases. The opening game will be between Senegal and Netherlands at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. The final match of the tournament will take place on December 18.