Should we switch to actual playing time for the duration of the matches?

But how long does a football match really last? 90 minutes, specifies the regulatory response. More than 100 minutes, observe the viewers of the World Cup in Qatar. Barely 60 minutes, calculate the statisticians of the game. If we focus on the effective playing time, that is to say the moments when the ball is really in play, there had been only 55 minutes of football per match during the last World Cup, in 2018. The rest are downtimes such as when the ball goes into touch or six-meters or small gestures that can annoy supporters such as when an opposing player exaggerates the pain after contact or when an opposing goalkeeper chooses to pull up their socks before making a clearance.


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