How to watch the England World Cup squad announcement on TV
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 10, 2022 - 10:42AM
Southgate is set to announce his final squad (Picture: Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

is putting the finishing touches to his ahead of the official announcement on Thursday.

The squad will be announced at 2pm, just 11 days before ’s first on November 21.

The squad is set to feature a – with the possibility of the odd wildcard thrown in for good measure.

But with the nation now just hours away from discovering the identity of the players it hopes will deliver its, fans are wondering how they will be able to follow the big reveal.

Here is how you can watch the England squad announcement for Qatar 2022 on TV.

What TV channel will show the England squad announcement?

will cover the England squad announcement from 2pm on Thursday, on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Premier League.

Before the announcement, Sky will preview the announcement with dedicated programming from 12pm on both channels.

England will be one of the favourites in Qatar (Picture: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

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The dedicated coverage will continue with all the reaction until 5pm in the evening.

In previous years, the squad announcement has also been broadcast live on the official England and pages.

How many players will be named in the squad?

Southgate will name 26 players in his final squad selection, which has been increased from the usual cap of 23.

This is due to concerns over player welfare given the World Cup is taking place in the middle of a grueling season which has seen domestic fixture lists condensed to accommodate the tournament.

As per FIFA regulations, three goalkeepers must be named in the squad and every member of the team will be able to be named in the matchday squad.

Southgate will have huge reserves of talent at his disposal (Picture: Visionhaus/Getty Images)

When is the deadline to submit the squad?

Each team competing in Qatar must submit their final 26-man squads to FIFA by Monday, November 14.

However, managers will be able to change their squads up to 24 before their first match if a player is injured or ill.

This means that, in effect, Southgate has a hard deadline of Sunday, November 20 to absolutely finalise the squad, with England’s opening game of the World Cup a day later.

A number of teams, , Croatia and Denmark have already named their final squads for the tournament.

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