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Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

UEFA Increases EURO 2024 Participating Teams Squads to 26 Players

Sat 04 May 2024 | 09:30 AM
Rana Atef

On Friday, the UEFA Executive Committee agreed to increase the maximum squad size of the teams participating in the upcoming EURO 2024 from the original quota of 23 to 26 players.

The increase does not represent an obligation for the participating national associations.

Teams must provide UEFA with a list containing a minimum of 23 players and a maximum of 26 by June 7.

In March, UEFA, the governing body of European football, expressed that it was open to increasing the squads of the participating teams in the 2024 Euro after the complaints of England's Coach Gareth Southgate, and Netherlands' Coach Ronald Koeman.

UEFA agreed to approve a bigger 26-man squad instead of the current 23 for the upcoming Euro tournament in Germany.

During 2020 Euro and the 2022 World Cup, UEFA and FIFA agreed to expand their squads due to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision was canceled for the forthcoming Euro edition.

However, the organization remains open to reconsidering this stance based on feedback from coaches.