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At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, referees are adding extra time to games. Lots of it.

Added 11-23-22 05:07:02am EST - “At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, teams have been playing more than 90 minutes. A lot more. The England-Iran game had 29 minutes of stoppage time. Senegal-Netherlands tacked on 14 extra minutes.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, referees are adding extra time to games. Lots of it.”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Brazilian referee Raphael Claus gestures during the Qatar 2022 World Cup soccer match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on Monday. Claus added 29 minutes of stoppage time to the game - part of a growing trend at this tournament. Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Brazilian referee Raphael Claus gestures during the Qatar 2022 World Cup soccer match between England and Iran at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on Monday. Claus added 29 minutes of stoppage time to the game - part of a growing trend at this tournament.

DOHA, Qatar — Something different is happening at the 2022 World Cup. Teams are playing longer. A lot longer.

A typical soccer game is 90-minutes of regulation with two 45-minute halves. Unlike basketball or football, the referee keeps the time on the field and can add time for stoppages like injuries, substitutions and celebrations after goals.

In World Cups of the past, a referee might tack on three or four minutes to a half. But this World Cup is different. During Monday's England-Iran game, the referee added 15 minutes to the first half (largely because of an injury to the Iranian goalkeeper) and then another 14-minutes to the second half.

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