Originally the squad was named with Ariel Ortega given #23 and Roberto Bonano #24 as the AFA had decided to retire the #10 shirt in honour of Diego Maradona. FIFA insisted that all squads were assigned with numbers 1-23 so Argentina had to amend their squad list.
The Saudi Arabian and Italian squads were made up entirely of players from their country's domestic leagues. The Cameroon squad were made up entirely of players employed by overseas clubs, the Irish squad was made up entirely by players in the English league. Although Netherlands and Greece failed to qualify for the finals, their domestic leagues were represented by 18 and 10 players respectively: altogether, there were 43 national leagues who had players in the tournament.