The FIFA Council Presidium approves the increase in the squad for the FIFA World Cup™ to 26 players

  • Increased the size of the final squad lists for the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ to a minimum of 23 and a maximum of 26 players

  • 73rd FIFA Congress on March 16, 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda

  • Kit regulations for FIFA competitions updated

The Executive Committee of the FIFA Council – consisting of the FIFA President and the six Presidents of the Confederations – considered a number of key issues and made the following decisions:

The 73rd FIFA Congress will take place on March 16, 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda. The 2023 FIFA Presidential elections will be held at the 73rd FIFA Congress, the call for which was approved by the FIFA Council at its meeting on March 30, 2022.

Kigali previously hosted a FIFA Council meeting in October 2018.

Changes to the regulations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

Given the need to maintain additional flexibility before and during tournaments due to the unique timing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ on the global calendar, as well as the broader context of the disruptive impact on squads caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau has decided the following: • Increased the maximum number of players on the allow list from 35 to 55. • The number of players included in the final list has been increased to a minimum of 23 and a maximum of 26. • The last matchday at club level for the 23-26 players nominated on the final list is 13 November 2022. • There can be no more than 26 people (up to 15 substitutes and 11 team officials – one of these officials must be the team doctor). are allowed to sit on the team bench.

Equipment regulations for FIFA competitions

After an in-depth review of the 2015 edition of the FIFA Kit Regulations, which took into account football best practices and selected sports industry regulations, while also taking into account relevant provisions of the Laws of the Game and other FIFA regulations, the Executive Committee decided to apply changes for the 2022 edition . The updated Kit Regulations are available on

FIFA U-20 World Cup Indonesia 2023™

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in December 2020, the Bureau decided to cancel the 2021 edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup™ and appointed the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI) to host the competition in 2023. After discussions with the PSSI as well Consultations with all confederations, the Governing Board has confirmed that the tournament will be played from May 20th to June 11th, 2023.

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