Euro 2020: Deschamps in favor of enlarged lists, by setting his conditions

Didier Deschamps wants UEFA to look into a possible enlargement of the list of players to include the selection arrangements for Euro 2020 (June 11 – July 11, 2021).

On the sidelines of a precious success (1-0) counting for qualification for the 2022 World Cup, the question of a journalist had moderately interested him this week. But Didier Deschamps has since revised his copy and now recognizes that an expanded list of 26 players during the Euro (from June 11 to July 11) would not be so stupid. It was he who, after a sluggish performance against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday, put the subject back on the table, while he spoke of the “complicated” sequence of matches.

“I think if UEFA looks at being able to expand the roster that would be a good thing, provided of course that it can be two or three more players, and all can be on the scoresheet , estimated the coach. Because with the sanitary conditions that we have today, we are not going to take ourselves for superior beings. We did everything we had to. Despite the five tests, we did not has not had any positive cases, but I think with fatigue that would be quite a good thing. “

Martinez and Mancini hope for “26 or even 27 players”

The coach of Belgium, Roberto Martinez, is also campaigning for the workforce of the teams participating in Euro 2020 this summer to be able to number 26 elements rather than 23 because of the Covid-2019, he indicated in the Belgian press. this Wednesday. “I hope, in view of the pandemic, that the rules can be adapted and that we can have 26 or even 27 players with us,” he said in The Last Hour, in particular.

“There are discussions, especially with England and Italy. Everyone reacted in the same way. Enlarging the group, with for example one more player per row, would be a correct decision,” added the Spanish coach Luis Enrique with the Belga news agency on Wednesday. Martinez, who assures that the Italian coach Roberto Mancini is of the same opinion as him, “hopes that these discussions already carried out between coaches will go back higher”.


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