In just over a month the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ will get underway with the Opening Match in Sao Paulo between Brazil and Croatia, which will kick off on 12 June at 17:00 local time. All 32 participating teams have until 13 May at the latest to hand in a 30-man provisional squad list, which FIFA will publish on the official tournament website FIFA.com on 16 May at 12:00 CET.
The national associations then have until 2 June to trim their original 30-man squads down to a final group of 23 players, which must include three goalkeepers.
At 12:00 CET on 5 June *FIFA.com *will publish a list of all the players who will participate at the World Cup, including all their pertinent facts and figures, such as age, height, club, number of international caps and tally of international goals scored, as well as an extensive profile.
A player from the final squad can only be replaced up to 24 hours prior to his country’s first group game if he suffers a serious injury, which must be confirmed by FIFA’s Medical Committee. The replacement player does not have to be selected from the provisional 30-man party.