Van Gaal May Bring Three Additional Players to World Cup Following FIFA News

Louis van Gaal can bring three additional players to the World Cup in Qatar. FIFA has announced that countries are not allowed to select 23 but 26 football players for the final tournament. That was also the case at last summer‘s European Championships.
There are several reasons for the amended rule: the World Cup that is held in the middle of the season and the consequences of corona are mentioned. Van Gaal is not obliged to take 26 players with him: the minimum is 23.
If the national coach decides to make use of his full selection capacity, players don’
t necessarily have to take seats in the stands in Qatar during matches. Van Gaal is allowed to have fifteen substitutes sit on the bench, along with eleven staff members.
By November 13, Van Gaal must pass on his final World Cup selection to FIFA. Eight days later, the Orange can ring in the World Cup with the opening match against Senegal.