FIFA has denied it’s contemplating altering its calculation of playing and stoppage instances prior to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Widespread media studies had advised that the governing physique may make changes so as to guarantee followers get to see the ball in play extra typically.
But if such a choice is within the pipeline, FIFA insists it won’t be launched earlier than the finals kick off.
What was mentioned?
“Following some reports and rumours spread today, FIFA would like to clarify that there will be no changes to the rules regarding the length of football matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 or any other competition,” the organisation indicated on its official Twitter account.
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According to a report in Corriere dello Sport, FIFA chief Gianni Infantino had been contemplating extending video games up to 100 minutes or longer so as to pressure extra motion.
The rumoured new measures would come with giving referees extra energy to implement longer stoppage time, which on the present time is restricted primarily to accidents, VAR checks and different vital delays.
Studies have concluded that whereas a soccer match lasts 90 minutes, the ball spends a lot much less time in play.
The CIES Football Observatory discovered that the typical time in play for a Champions League match is barely 60.2 per cent, whereas it’s not unusual for a sport to be in movement for simply 45 minutes, or half, of the complete 90.