Tackling deliberate time wastage

WASTING time when you’re holding the lead has always been a football trdition, right from the grassroot, more so at this World Cup in Qatar.

The first five games so far have had about 85 minutes added on between them, with England’s match against Iran lasting an incredible 117 minutes and 16 seconds.

MINIMISE LOST TIME The chairman of FIFA’s refereeing committee, Pierluigi Collina, has seriously tried to minimise the huge amounts of stoppage time being played at the Qatar World Cup. 

Even Jita Singh, Singapore’s award-winning coach, who is also a referee, has praised FIFA for clamping down on time-wasting at the World Cup in Qatar

ACCURATE IN COMPENSATING “In Russia, we tried to be more accurate in compensating for time lost during games and that’s why you saw six, seven or even eight minutes added on,” Collina said.