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Euro 2024 | UEFA authorizes lists of between 23 and 26 players

Euro 2024 | UEFA authorizes lists of between 23 and 26 players
Euro 2024 | UEFA authorizes lists of between 23 and 26 players

The UEFA Executive Committee has given the green light. This Friday, it was decided that the 24 teams qualified for Euro 2024 will be able to draw up lists of between 23 and 26 players. All players will be able to be included on the match sheet, unlike Euro 2021. This decision follows the recommendation of the UEFA competitions committee, chaired by the boss of the French Football Federation Philippe Diallo.

Questioned by AFP before the decision of the European Confederation, the coach of the France team Didier Deschamps weighed the pros and cons of such a measure, while indicating that he would adapt to it. “If I take 26 players, it is because I will consider that it is useful for the France team. Adapting is my watchword. So I will adapt to the decisions made and other parameters. I’m not anti 24, 25 or 26 players“, explained the technician.

Statistics show that on average, in a major competition, four players do not play at all and two or three play ten minutes, maximum. This is an average for all national teams, not just France. Going to 26 just to fill boxes doesn’t interest me. I’m also not going to be smart and take 23 players and then find myself in difficulty because I didn’t take enough.“, Deschamps added.

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