FIFA increases squad sizes for the 2022 World Cup to 26 players.

FIFA to allow countries to select up to 26 players for 2022 World Cup . FIFA to increase squad size for Qatar 2022 tournament .

For the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FIFA will allow countries to select up to 26 players, doubling the maximum squad size by three for the tournament on November 21-December 18.FIFA said in a statement that the number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 players and a maximum of 26 players.FIFA said Thursday that the decision to extend squads was made because of the unique timing of this year's tournament, which would prevent the European club season from being played.UEFA also introduced new rules for Euro 2020, allowing teams to add up to 15 substitutes per squad, including 11 team officials, one of whom must be the team doctor.