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Bad news for the wives who chase their husbands away from the TV during the World Cup: forget that a football game is played for 90 minutes, and that’s it. In Qatar, they take over 100 minutes. Why?

Bad news for the wives who chase their husbands away from the TV during the World Cup: forget that a football game is played for 90 minutes, and that’s it. In Qatar, they take over 100 minutes. Why?

Behind all this, look for the bald leader of the FIFA referees, whose instructions are followed by the referees in the championship. The legendary and unpopular Italian Pierluigi Collina (62) warned before the start of the World Cup: “Already four years ago in Russia, we tried to clarify the compensated time and add it to the standard playing time. This time we will be even more consistent. Do not be surprised if the fourth referee raises a sign with a large number of six, seven or eight.

This prediction has so far been surpassed by reality. Of the first five matches of the tournament, the shortest was the first match between Qatar and Ecuador, but it was also played for 102 minutes!

On the contrary, ten or more minutes were added to five halves, which is a record number! “Imagine a game with three goals – the celebration usually lasts at least a minute and a half, so you already lose six minutes,” Collin remarked. Other downtimes are related to rotation, treatment, watching videos…

Additional quarter

Football matches have turned into a drama that is unpredictable in time, similar to hockey, but played for pure time. The only certainty is that such a duel lasts longer. A lot of! In the longest match between England and Iran, 24 minutes were added, about a quarter of the match! Although there was almost nothing towards the end, after the break the score was 3:0. When the playoff overtime starts, we can expect a football marathon…

Duration of the first five matches of the World Cup

England 6-2 Iran
1st half +14 minutes
2nd half +10 minutes
Match duration: 114 minutes

Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia
1st half +7 minutes
2nd half +14 minutes
Match duration: 111 minutes

Wales 1-1 USA
1st half +5 minutes
2nd half +11 minutes
Match duration: 106 minutes

Senegal 0-2 Netherlands
1st half +3 minutes
2nd half +11 minutes
Match duration: 104 minutes

Qatar 0-2 Ecuador
1st half +6 minutes
2nd half +6 minutes
Match duration: 102 minutes




Source: Blesk

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