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UEFA confirms squad increase from 23 to 26 for Euro 2020

May 05, 2021 00:00:00

LAUSANNE, May 04 (Reuters): National teams competing at this year's European Championship will be allowed to increase the size of their squad from 23 to 26 players, European soccer's governing body Uefa confirmed on Tuesday.

The rule change is being brought in to mitigate the risks of teams facing a shortage of available players for certain matches due to possible Covid-19 cases and subsequent quarantine measures.

The matchday squads will remain at 23 players, in accordance with Law 3 of the Ifab Laws of the Game permitting a maximum of 12 substitutes to be named for A-national team matches, including three goalkeepers.

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