Status: 11/21/2022 10:16 p.m

    The soccer World Cup in Qatar sets new records on the first day of the game: there has never been so much stoppage time as in the first World Cup games.

    The football World Cup 2022 in Qatar will challenge the fans. A total of 24 minutes of stoppage time – 14 in the first half, ten in the second – was official in the Group B match between England and Iran. But even that wasn’t enough. Iran’s Mehdi Taremi made it 2:6 in the 13th minute of added time in the second half.

    England clearly won their opening game against Iran. The two youngest in the squad brought the “Three Lions” on track.

    This was the latest goal in a World Cup since the game was recorded in detail in 1966. A record for eternity? The Dutchman Davy Klaassen came with his 2-0 win over Senegal in the 90th + 9th minute. almost a minute. And while there was no late goal in the game between the USA and Wales, the referee ended injury time in the second half after eleven minutes.

    More play, better chances and two late goals: The Netherlands made a successful start to the World Cup against Senegal in a game with few highlights.

    World Cup referees should increase net playing time

    It is not unlikely that numerous World Cup games will continue for longer. Because referee chief Pierluigi Collina from the world football association FIFA had already announced before the tournament that the rulers in Qatar would look meticulously at the net playing time. “We will calculate injury time very carefully and try to make up for the time lost to incidents”Collina said: “We don’t want there to be only 42 or 43 minutes of active play in a half, that’s not acceptable.”

    Almost ten minutes of stoppage time could become the norm

    In any case, goal celebrations, substitutions, injuries or dismissals are carefully monitored during World Cup games. The time lost as a result will definitely be replayed. “Seven, eight, nine minutes of stoppage time”Collina usually expects.

    However, there were other reasons why the game between England and Iran added 24 minutes to the game. Iran’s goalkeeper Ali Beiranvand received longer treatment after a collision and was later substituted, then lengthy video evidence also caused delays. The normal case should not be an injury time of more than 20 minutes in total at this World Cup.