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When is the deadline for squad-list confirmation for the 2022 World Cup?

November 14 is the deadline for the 32 teams to submit their squad lists of 23-26 players to FIFA with the tournament getting underway on 20 November.

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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching as the competition kicks off on 20 November and ends on 18 December at the 80,000 Lusail Stadium and with the final FIFA international break having concluded, many fans are wondering on when the deadline is for the 32 participating nations in announcing their definitive squad lists.

The skyline of Doha
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The skyline of Doha David Ramos - FIFAFIFA via Getty Images

There are two key dates that will have fans and the media on standby with national team coaches permitted to submit a preliminary provisional squad list to FIFA before confirming the final and definitive list of the players who will participate in Qatar.

This provisional list be submitted on 21 October and can include anything from 35-55 players. The second and definitive list must be submitted no later than 14 November and must include between 23 and 26 players.

Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar
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Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar MOHAMMED DABBOUSREUTERS

Key deadlines for squad lists ahead of WC 2022

  • Friday 21 October: Preliminary squad lists (can include 35-55 players (including four goalkeepers) to be confirmed.
  • Monday 14 November: Deadline for national team federations to confirm their final squad lists of 23-26 players (including three goalkeepers). The deadline for submission being 19.00 (Qatar time).
  • Tuesday 15 November: FIFA will officially announce the squad lists of the entire 32 participating nations at the 2022 World Cup.

There is plenty of flexibility with these dates and player numbers with US coach Gregg Berhalter expected to confirm his USMNT squad on 9 November and Spain manager Luis Enrique stating that he only plans to bring 23 or 24 players to the tournament.