When do clubs have to release players for the FIFA World Cup?


Qatar 2022

As managers bring their teams together for the tournament in Qatar, many people will be curious about the deadline for teams to release players for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ball
© David Ramos / Getty ImagesFIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ball

Despite the fact that the games have not yet started, the 22nd edition of world Cup It really is unlike any other. For starters, the Middle East has never hosted this event before, so it must overcome the obstacle of making millions of fans feel comfortable in their unfamiliar surroundings.

When Qatar was selected to host the 2022 World Cup in 2010, the selection was based on the country’s commitment to hold the event during the traditional months of June and July. As a result of FIFA’s study of average high temperatures in the region in June, the tournament has been moved to the cooler months November and December.

A serious problem arose once in a club game, especially in Europe, where the season usually lasts from August to May. In addition to the regular season matches, the last two months of the year also include several group stage matches in Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.

When will the clubs release their international players in Qatar 2022?

The opening ceremonies for Qatar 2022 will take place on Sunday 20 November. For now, however, the world’s attention is focused on the coaches as they assemble their teams for the tournament that kicks off next month.

Each of the 32 teams will present their own Final lists of 26 men to FIFA by 14 November; These lists will consist entirely of players from the publication lists submitted to the respective clubs. After that, FIFA will release them all at once the next day.

for example, England They will announce their World Cup roster on November 10 (on Thursday, the day before the last round of Premier League matches before the World Cup). Greg Berhalter, Team Coach United States men’s national teamHe said his 26-player roster would be announced on November 9. This is four days after the 2022 MLS season ended.

Thus, according to a story in the French sports newspaper to liberateAll summoned players will not be allowed to join their national teams until… A week before the start of the World Cup. The report adds that the 55 European national associations were informed of the decision in a letter from UEFA. The contract provides for players to be released from their club obligations as of Monday, November 14, 2022.

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