Ghana will be allowed to name 26 players for the 2022 World Cup after FIFA decided to expand squad sizes due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the tournament’s unusual timing.
Black Stars and other national teams will be allowed a maximum of 26 players in their final squads this year.
Previously, coaches were allowed to bring 23 players.
A statement from FIFA read: “Given the need to retain additional flexibility due to the unique timing of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in the global calendar, as well as the broader context of the disruptive effects caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on squads before and during tournaments, the Bureau has decided the following:
“The maximum number of players on the release list has been increased from 35 to 55.
“The number of players to be included on the final list has been increased to at least 23 and a maximum of 26.
“The final matchday at club level for the 23 to 26 players nominated on the final list will be 13 November 2022.
“No more than 26 people (up to 15 substitutes and 11 team officials – one of these officials must be the team doctor) will be allowed to sit on the team bench.”
The tournament in Qatar will begin on November 21 and run until December 18.
Ghana will face Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in the group stage.