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Today’s three World Cup games have total of 59 additional minutes



World Cup 2022

On matchday two of the 2022 World Cup, referees added a total of 59 extra minutes across the three games, with FIFA aiming to make up for the lack of time the ball is in play at the tournament.

England’s game against Iran lasted 29 extra minutes, although much of that time came as Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand spent a long spell injured in the first half. The game also had eight goals, including a VAR check for a penalty, which explains why so much time was added.