Football is currently one of the most watched and followed sports in the world, but despite its popularity, there are still many people who wonder: How long does a normal football match last?
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And the answer to this and other questions related to this sport are here.
How long does a football match last?
A normal football match consists of two 45-minute halves, with a 15-minute break between the first half and the second, so technically, a normal football match can last up to 90 minutesconsidering the break.
However, and according to football regulations, the length of playing time may increase due to various aspects, always determined by the referee.
On the other hand, the referee can add something called compensation time, when the match is stopped due to injuries or some other incident.
And another reason why the duration of a football match is increased is when the match is played in the round of 16.
In this situation, if there is a tie between the two teams, an additional 30 minutes will be played, which will be divided into two halves of 15 minutes each.
If there is no winner within that time, penalty shootouts will be taken.
How many players are there in a football team?
A football match requires two teams, and each team must have 11 players, one of whom is the goalkeeper, and in official competitions, each team is entitled to make three substitutions in regular time.
Who invented football?
Modern football is considered to have been invented when the football association (FA) was founded, although its origins, like other football codes, date back centuries in the past, notably to the British Isles in the Middle Ages.
When was football invented?
The sport known today as football began to be played in English schools from the 17th century, however, the first regulation of the sport would be that of Cambridge in 1846, and the first association of football, the Football Association (FA) in London. , Was found in 1863.
When was the first soccer ball developed?
The first football as we know it today was invented in 1855 when Charles Goodyear built and patented the first bullet, which was a crude vulcanized rubber bullet.
And in 1862, Englishman HJ Lindon developed the first inflatable soccer balls.
When was FIFA founded?
The largest football organization in the world was founded on May 21, 1904in Paris, France, for the purpose of regulating and organizing football matches worldwide.
FIFA currently unites more than 200 football clubs from all over the world.
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