UEFA Allows 26-Player Squads For European Championship – Newspot

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 28, 2020 shows the UEFA logo at the organization's headquarters in Nyon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP
In this file photo taken on February 28, 2020 shows the UEFA logo at the organization’s headquarters in Nyon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

 

UEFA said Tuesday it will allow increased 26-player squads at this year’s European Championship, meeting the demand of coaches who feared players would be sidelined after testing positive for Covid-19.

European football’s governing body said it had agreed to the increase from 23 players “to mitigate the risks of teams facing a shortage of available players for certain matches due to possible positive COVID-19 tests results and subsequent quarantine measures”.

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