FIFA have hit again at rumours that surfaced on Wednesday, claiming that they had been making adjustments forward of the 2022 match at Qatar in November.
As per Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport, there have been ideas that there may very well be adjustments to make video games 100 minutes lengthy, moderately then 90, to make up for the period of time that the ball spends out of play. They cite an investigation carried out by CIES that not too long ago found that in a median Champions League match, the ball tends to solely be in play for round 60% of the time (54 minutes).
This led to hypothesis that measures could also be taken to change this, and make the competitors extra “modern-viewer pleasant”, as all not too long ago proposed adjustments to the game appear to say to be doing (the Tremendous League, the World Cup each two years to call simply two).
Nevertheless, FIFA have now clarified the state of affairs and confirmed that no regulation adjustments can be made for the match or every other FIFA competitors.
Taking to Twitter, they wrote:
‘Following some experiences and rumours unfold at this time, FIFA wish to make clear that there can be no adjustments to the foundations relating to the size of soccer matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ or every other competitors.’
Following some experiences and rumours unfold at this time, FIFA wish to make clear that there can be no adjustments to the foundations relating to the size of soccer matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ or every other competitors.
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) April 6, 2022
FIFA Teams introduced
Earlier this month, the World Cup teams had been introduced, which you’ll see right here.
It pits England in opposition to the USA, who shocked them in 2010 by holding them to a 1-1 attract Bloomfontein, in addition to Uruguay in opposition to Ghana, who had been controversially knocked out by the South Individuals within the quarter finals of the identical competitors.
Whereas the competitors continues to lift eyebrows, there will definitely be some good soccer to tune in to.