FIFA has announced that international teams competing at this year’s World Cup in Qatar will be allowed to name 26-player squads.
In the past, nations have only been allowed to name 23 players in their squads, but that number has been increased following concerns over player welfare since the coronavirus pandemic.
For those players included in a World Cup squad, the final date they will be allowed to play for their clubs before the tournament begins is November 13. The last set of Premier League fixtures takes place on November 12.
During matches, no more than 26 people (up to 15 substitutes and 11 team officials) will be allowed to sit on the team bench.
Managers will also be able to use up to five substitutes in a game. One of those officials must be the team doctor.