In the statement made by FIFA, it was noted that considering the different timing of the World Cup on the calendar and the devastating effects of the coronavirus epidemic before and during the tournament, it was decided that there should be at least 23 and a maximum of 26 players in the national teams.

    In the European Football Championship held last year, 26-man squads were allowed for national teams, and 28-man squads were allowed in the Copa America and African Nations Cup in South America.

    An additional 96 players will be able to attend the World Cup, which will be hosted by Qatar from 21 November to 18 December.