The 2022 World Cup is already approaching! In thirteen months, the high mass of football will attract all eyes. But, according to information from our colleagues at L’Equipe, it would seem that the various coaches will have to wait until the very last moment to count on their entire squad.
If the opening match of the competition is scheduled for Monday, November 21 (and the final on December 18), there will indeed be a day of nationwide competition scheduled for the weekend of November 12-13. This is indicated in a UEFA circular sent to the 55 European federations. Players who play in Europe will therefore not be able to join their selection until Monday 14th, seven days before the start of the World Cup!
The organization of a friendly match will therefore be almost impossible and we are already betting that most of the coaches of the old continent will cross their fingers to integrate groups G or H, whose first matches will take place on November 24.