Euro 2020: UEFA confirms expanded 26-player squads for tournament

UEFA has confirmed the expansion of squads from 23 to 26 players at this summer’s delayed European Championship.

The UEFA executive committee approved the rule-change on Tuesday, explaining it as a move “to guarantee the smooth running and continuity of the competition in light of the Covid-19 pandemic”.

Despite the presence of additional players, matchday squads will remain limited to 23 players.

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The deadline for naming squads is June 1 but teams will be able to replace players for serious injury or illness, which will include being declared a close contact of someone with the coronavirus, up until their first match of the tournament.

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