At its meeting on 10 March at FIFA House in Zurich, the Organising Committee for the FIFA Confederations Cup Mexico ’99 approved the request to increase the number of players by squad from 18 to 20. The decision was taken in order to alleviate the climatic circumstances and the effects of the high altitude of the two venues of this year’s event which will be held in Mexico City and Guadalajara.

Moreover, the Committee confirmed that players called up by their respective national associations will have to be released at least five days prior to the start of the competition.