UEFA has officially confirmed that national teams will be allowed to name 26 players for this summer’s tournament in Germany.

This decision echoes the squad size used at Euro 2020, implemented due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following discussions between managers, including England boss Gareth Southgate, UEFA has opted to maintain this flexibility for the upcoming competition.

The larger squad size offers national team coaches more wiggle room in their selections, particularly for players carrying slight injuries who might be able to recover in time for the tournament.

It’s important to note that teams are not obligated to fill the entire 26-man quota. The official statement clarifies that managers can choose between a minimum of 23 and a maximum of 26 players for their final squads.

With the opening game between hosts Germany and Scotland just around the corner, the anticipation for Euro 2024 is building. Final squad lists must be submitted to UEFA by June 7th, one week before the tournament kicks off.

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