Coach Otto Addo To Call Up More Players As Fifa Approves 26-man Squads for Qatar 2022 World Cup

Coach Otto Addo To Call Up More Players As Fifa Approves 26-man Squads for Qatar 2022 World Cup
Coach Otto Addo To Call Up More Players As Fifa Approves 26-man Squads for Qatar 2022 World Cup

The Bureau of the FIFA Council – composed of the FIFA President and the six confederation presidents has increased squad size to at least 23 and maximum of 26 players ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

This latest increment will give Black Stars coach Otto Addo to call up more players for the Mundial. Ghana is preparing to take on Group H opponents Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay.

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The Black Stars of Ghana played some pre-World Cup friendlies this month. The Blue Samurai of Japan beat Ghana 4-1, and won on penalties against Chile in the Kirin Cup which was held in Japan.

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Below are the amendments the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™:

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Given the need to retain additional flexibility due to the unique timing of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ in the global calendar, as well as the broader context of the disruptive effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on squads before and during tournaments, the Bureau has decided the following:

• The maximum number of players on the release list has been increased from 35 to 55.
• The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26.
• The final matchday at club level for the 23 to 26 players nominated on the final list will be 13 November 2022.
• No more than 26 people (up to 15 substitutes and 11 team officials – one of these officials must be the team doctor) will be allowed to sit on the team bench.

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Author: Agyei

A hardcore football fan, who thinks Marcelo Bielsa needs his own brand of water cooler.

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