2022 FIFA World Cup: How many players will be allowed on the bench?

It’s 30 days to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and fans across the globe is gearing up for the global showpiece which commences next month with 32 countries competing for the coveted trophy.

All 32 participating countries are expected to submit their provisional list of a minimum of 35 players up to a maximum of 55 by the end Friday, October 21 2022 in the first step in the selection process.

Coaches then have until November 14 to decide on their final list of 26 players by an 18 00GMT deadline.

The final squad must come from the preliminary list, with no allowance for any late changes of mind over the next three weeks, FIFA’s tournament rules and regulations stipulate.

The questions fans will like to ask it how many players will be allowed on the bench?

This year’s World Cup is nothing like no other due to the unusual timing of the tournament.

As a result FIFA has been several changes including the number of personnel on the bench.

The number of players allowed on the bench has been increased to 15 from the usual 12. FIFA stated that a total of 26 individuals will be allowed on a team’s bench, with the 15 players joined by a maximum of 11 team staff.

This means that Ghana coach Otto Addo will be able to name a maximum of 15 players on the bench at the World Cup.

Ghana will face Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea in Group H of the global showpiece which takes place between November 21 and December 18, 2022.

Black Stars will take on Switzerland in another preparatory game on November 17, seven days before their opening game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Portugal.



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