Europe-ALSHARQIYA May 5 : The European Football Association (UEFA) announced that the teams participating in the European Nations Cup 2020 postponed from last year due to the Corona epidemic will be allowed to register 26 players instead of 23.
The Confederation said in a statement that it had taken this step "in order to alleviate the teams' fears of the lack of players available in some matches due to the possibility of catching the Covid-19 pandemic and thus having to quarantine."
UEFA indicated, on the other hand, that only 23 would be allowed to be in the match list.
The tournament, which opens in Rome and ends in London, is scheduled to take place from June 11 to July 11 of this year by hosting 12 cities for the first time, in celebration of the 60 years of organizing this competition.
The increase in the number of 24 registered players for each team participating in the tournament comes due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which changed the rules of the game of football.
Allowing 5 substitutions per match is the most prominent change in the rules of the game in light of the outbreak of the epidemic during the spring of 2020.
In 2016, France hosted the 15th edition of the tournament, which is organized every 4 years, where the Portuguese national team was able to win the title at the expense of the host national team.