When Should Clubs Release Players for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar?

When Should Clubs Release Players for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar – We are in the FIFA World Cup year and with every passing day, we are inching closer to the world cup kick off. With rising excitement, various questions in football fans’ minds are also increasing. 

Our readers message us with their queries and we try to solve their queries by researching and writing a detailed article on the topic. 

Today’s topic for the article is one of the common questions for this year’s World Cup – When should clubs release players for FIFA World Cup 2022?

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When Should Clubs Release Players for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar
When Should Clubs Release Players for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

When Should Clubs Release Players for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar?

FIFA has their calendar year which comprises all the club tournaments and international matches. But this year, the calendar has been twisted since the FIFA World Cup is scheduled in November and December 2022. 

But world cups are held in the months of June and July, then why is the Qatar world cup in November-December? Well, this is a normal reaction of many to this. 

The FIFA World Cup is held in the summer during the June-July period. But due to extreme heat waves in Qatar during this period, the FIFA World Cup 2022 has been slated in November and December 2022.

Now, since the world cup is scheduled in November-December, the club tournaments across the world have undergone a modification. Due to world cup, all club tournaments must go on break and release players for their international duty. So when should clubs release players for FIFA World Cup 2022? 

The European club tournaments like Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 will go on a break from the 12th November weekend. The Spanish tournament Copa de Rey matches will be played on 12th and 13th November after which the tournament will stop their activities. 

FIFA has guidelines set and all tournaments and clubs have to obey these set of rules. 

It might sound controversial but players will be released 8 to 12 days prior to the World Cup. This means, the players will get less training time before the all important FIFA World cup. 

Recently the FIFA announced that 26 players per team will  be allowed to travel to Qatar. The number was increased from 23 to 26 and FIFA also stated that players included in the final 26 player list will play their last league match on 13th November 2022. 

The official statement of FIFA read,

The last league match that the players included in the final lists will play will be on November 13 , 2022

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