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Squads of 26 players at Euro 2020 CONFIRMED with UEFA also allowing teams to replace players who get injured or contract Covid-19 right up until their first match at the tournament UEFA has confirmed countries playing at Euro 2020 can have a squad of 26 This increase from the usual 23 comes amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic It eases pressure on squads if one or more players tests positive for the virus Teams can also replace anyone who gets injured or ill before their first match The deadline for submitting the 26-man squads for each nation is on June 1 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 10:54 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 10:54 BST, 4 May 2021

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Each country playing at Euro 2020 this summer will be allowed a squad of 26 and will be able to replace players who test positive for Covid-19 up until their first match.

UEFA has confirmed the increase in squad numbers from the usual 23 players to 26 in light of the tournament being played in extraordinary circumstances amid the pandemic.

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The expanded squads will ease the situation if one or more players within the camp test positive for coronavirus and have to self-isolate during the finals, which begin on June 11.

Each team playing at this summer's European Championship will be permitted a squad of 26

Each team playing at this summer's European Championship will be permitted a squad of 26

The expanded squad size helps national team managers such as England's Gareth Southgate

The expanded squad size helps national team managers such as England's Gareth Southgate

UEFA confirmed,

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