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Euro 2020 squad can be increased to 26 men, UEFA confirmed

Tue 04 May 2021 | 16:17

UEFA confirmed that the Euro 2020 nations can call up 26 players for their squad to lighten the burden on the team and the managers.

Nations involved in Euro 2020 competition will be permitted to choose 26 players rather than 23. UEFA made the change to ease the burden on players after a busy club season and to help the nations in the coronavirus pandemic.

The proposal was approved by the UEFA executive committee on Tuesday and unlimited changes can be applied in the teams until before their first match in cases of injury or illness.

The new rules permit shot-stoppers to be changed before each game “in case of physical incapacity”; however, whereas teams are able to name a 26-man squad, for each match, only 23 can be chosen.

Among the managers who have asked for an increase in the squad sizes are Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and Italy's Roberto Mancini.

Teams will be allowed to make five substitutions in each game. The competition, which was postponed a year due to the pandemic, starts on June 11 in Rome and will end on July 11.

source: SportMob