We are one week away from the next step in this process, so I thought this would be a good time to start a group G thread on the subject. On October 21 Preliminary rosters are due to be sent to FIFA. Preliminary rosters (or "release lists") can include up to 55 players Preliminary rosters are not released to the public by FIFA, each Confederation can decide to release theirs or not The final roster must be announced by November 14 Rosters are between 23 and 26 players and must be made of players listed in the preliminary roster Up to 15 players are allowed on the bench, so no cuts have to be made for matchday rosters After the final rosters are submitted, if a player is injured they can be replaced up to 24 hours before a team's first match. Some other notes: The final day for league play ahead of the World Cup is November 13. La Liga plays their last game before the break on Nov 9. I invite everyone to post the preliminary rosters, if revealed, next week, and to update us on any major absences due to injury ahead of the tournament. And of course, to post the final roster when announced.