Bureau of FIFA Council Approves Increase of FIFA World Cup™ Squads to 26 Players – African Business
Size of final squad lists for FIFA (www.FIFA.com) World Cup 2022™ increased to at least 23 and maximum of 26 players; 73rd FIFA Congress to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 16 March 2023; Updated Equipment Regulations
The Bureau of the FIFA Council – composed of the FIFA President and the six confederation presidents – has addressed a number of key topics and taken the following decisions:
73rd FIFA Congress
The 73rdFIFA Congress will be held at Kigali in Rwanda on 16 March 2023. The 73rd FIFA presidential election in 2023 will be held.rdFIFA Congress, a call for which the FIFA Council voted during its meeting of 30 March 2022 (https://fifa.fans/39MRdzn).
In October 2018, Kigali hosted a FIFA Council meeting.
Amendments to the Regulations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
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 players on the release lists has been increased from 35 – 55
The final list now includes at least 23 players and a maximum 26.
The final matchday at club-level for the 23 to 26 players on the final list is 13 November 2022.
No more than 26 people (upto 15 substituteshttps://fifa.fans/3tXidmR) and 11 team officials – one of these officials must be the team doctor) will be allowed to sit on the team bench.
FIFA Competition Equipment Regulations
The FIFA Equipment Regulations 2015 Edition was reviewed in detail. This review considered best practices in the game and selected industry regulations. It also took into consideration relevant provisions of the Laws of the Game. FIFA.com has the updated Equipment Regulations.https://fifa.fans/3tWhBh4).
FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023™
In December 2020, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau decided to cancel the 2021 edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup™ and appointed the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) to host the competition in 2023. The Bureau confirmed the tournament’s date in 20 May to 11 Juni 2023 after discussions with the PSSI as well as consultations and discussions with all confederations.
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