11 players plus 11 substitutes.
A total of 23 players, substitutes included.
A total of 21 players.
It wasn't allowed to participate in the tournament.
It automatically won its first game.
It qualified automatically for the tournament.
In the group stage, the 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four teams.
As a result of the group stage, twelve teams move forward to the next round.
Each team in a group will play one match against a team in another group.
In the knockout stage, the remaining teams are divided into 5 groups.
There are three rounds of matches in this stage, and one third of all teams will be eliminated.
Losing a game in this stage means that the losing team will definitely not become the World champion.
The game goes into penalty kicks (or a penalty shootout).
The game goes into extra time (30 minutes).
The team with the greatest number of points wins.
A player will be sent off the game if the ref shows him the yellow card twice.
The yellow and red cards are the only forms of punishment in a soccer/football match.
The referee cannot penalize a team's manager/coach.