National teams with 26 players in the Eurocup

The coaches of the 24 participating countries will be able to make calls with 26 players, three more than usual, for the Eurocup that will be played from June 11 to July 11 in 12 venues spread around the continent.

This is the change in the regulations that the UEFA national team committee has recommended today before the European body ratifies it this week.

The extension of the quota of players in the final calls for the European Championship is adopted as a result of the very tight calendar of the current season, which started later than usual due to the fact that the previous one ended late after a three-month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this way the coaches will have more options to choose the line-ups after they express their concern about the workload that the players accumulate before facing the Eurocup.

Five changes in the parties

UEFA had already decided to allow the teams to make five substitutions, instead of three, in regulation time. A rule that, in order to avoid injuries as much as possible, is applied in all competitions after the stoppage caused by the pandemic, with the exception of the Premier League, which has returned this season to introduce the three changes.