When did the football match time fixed to 90 minutes?

The extra time added is referred to as 'injury time' or 'time added on'. It can be added before the end of both halves of 45 minutes and is determined by the referee. From the start of the match, in soccer, the clock doesn't stop regardless of what happens on the pitch. Incidents such as injuries and substitutions could in theory be used by a team to preserve a lead or scoreline and allow them to waste time. The referee is therefore given the power to address this and add time to make it fair for both teams. Although the amount of time played in ultimately at the referee's discretion they are usually guided by the 4th official who indicates a guide as to how long needs to be added shortly before the 90th minute.

Injury time is often a contentious issue amongst fans. Typically, more time is added on at the end of the 2nd half and it gets quite nervy for fans of a team defending a slender lead or a clean sheet.

In the EPL (and the Champions League for that matter) Man Utd have...

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One aspect of football betting that really confuses punters is the 90 minute betting rule. In this quick article I’ll attempt to clear up any confusion you might have.

The first distinction we need to make is between League Games and Cup Competitions, a league match in the United Kingdom cannot enter ‘Extra-Time’.

The result between two teams stands at the end of 90 minutes PLUS any time the referee has added. So when you see a bet advertised as ’90 Mins Only’ what this really means for UK League games is: 90 minutes plus time added on by the referee for stoppages. If your team is drawing 1-1 at 90 mins but grabs a 94 minute goal with the last kick of the game – then the bet is settled as a 2-1 win. If you’ve backed your team to win the match, you’ve landed the bet.


The confusion starts when you place a bet on a Cup game or International knock tournament like the World Cup. Let’s say you’ve backed England to win a World Cup quarter...

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Soccer vocabulary Football expressions Football-related idioms


match: two teams playing against each other in a 90-minute game.

pitch: the area of a field where footballers play a match.

goalposts: markers used to determine where it would count as a goal.

penalty area: rectangular area marked out in front of each goal, outside of which the goalkeeper cannot handle the ball.

a draw, a tie, an equaliser: an even score at the conclusion of a game or match

extra time: a further period of play added on to a game if the scores are equal, and a draw is not an option i.e. in the final match of a tournament.

half-time: the time at which half of a game is completed, especially when marked by an interval.

full time: after the allocated time for...

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On Saturday January 10th 1953 63,499 were at St James' Park Newcastle for the FA Cup Third Round tie between Newcastle United and Swansea Town - but the match was abandoned after just 8 minutes play because of fog!

Another particularly unfortunate abandonment was at Colchester United on Saturday 27th November 1948. The First Round FA Cup tie against Reading attracted 19,072 fans but was abandoned after 35 minutes due to fog. Amazingly that remained their record attendance at their Layer Road ground that they eventually left in 2008.


Football rules state that a match should last 90 minutes so should a match be abandoned and the 90 minutes is not completed generally it is ordered to be replayed with the original match being void. Only rarely in Football League history has the result of an abandoned match been allowed to stand, seven major...

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the score

the record of goals that indicates who is winning. The final score is the result that decides who has won the match . Can also be used as a verb, e.g. the attacker scored a beautiful goal

to concede

to allow a goal in, the opposite of scoring a goal. For example, Ghana conceded only four goals in the World Cup qualifying group 2

a goal

a successful attempt at scoring achieved by putting the ball over the goal line into the goal past the goalkeeper. For example, Gyan Asamoah has scored a beautiful goal for Ghana

an own goal

a goal scored accidentally by a member of the defending team that counts in favour of the attacking team

the lead

when a team scores first it is "in the lead", i.e. winning the match at the point of scoring. For example, Fabrice Akwa's early goal gave Angola the lead after 72 minutes but the final score was 1-1 (one all)

an equaliser

a goal that cancels out the opposing team's lead and...

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Let's be clear from the beginning. If you've received an email, text message or social media post from anybody looking to sell you information for an upcoming sporting event that they claim is fixed, ignore it. Do not reply and most certainly do not send them any money. Instead, ask yourself a simple question. Why would anybody want to sell you information regarding a fixed sporting event? If they know the result is fixed, why would they send out many thousands of emails or text messages informing anyone and everyone? Why would they alert the world on social media?

Well you might say they are selling the information to make money. But if they know the result is fixed, why wouldn't they just dump a mountain of cash on the fixed result with their bookmaker? Why would they make themselves vulnerable to criminal prosecution and any authority looking to investigate the fixing of sporting events?

The Fixed Game Scam

To put it bluntly, this offering of information...

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Rugby is a full-contact sport that influenced the American style of football. The game is played in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and other parts of the world. Play is divided into two halves, with a typical rugby match is longer in duration than an American football game but shorter than a soccer match. However, some variations of rugby involve shorter matches.

According to the International Rugby Board and its “Laws of the Game,” a rugby match lasts 80 minutes, divided into two 40-minute halves. A halftime period of no more than 10 minutes separates the halves. In noninternational rugby matches, a controlling body or union can decide the length of a match, according to IRB rules.

An 80-minute rugby match might have additional time in case of lost time or extra time needed to break a tie such as in the elimination round of a tournament. In rugby, lost time often results from injuries. IRB rules...

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Fixed Matches are manipulated games.

Meaning the outcome is leaked and people are placing certain bets because they know how it ends.

This does indeed violate the rules of any legal betting game, and often it violates the law as well.

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How do you play football?

The aim of the game is to score the most goals by the end of a game (match).

There are two goals at each end of the pitch. A team scores a goal by getting the ball into the opponent's goal.

For an official game there are eleven players on each team. A goalkeeper and ten other players who take various positions on the pitch. In an international match there are also 3 possible substitutes. They sit in the dugout with the manager and the coach and only play if another player is injured, or if the coach decides to let them play.

Each team wears a kit (uniform), and each player has a number. Different teams have different colours (strips), there is one strip for a home match, and another for an away match.

The start of a football match is called the kick off.

The ball is kicked using the foot (hence the name football), and apart from the goalkeeper (goalie), players are not allowed to touch the...

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Football officials were once again in the spotlight during Tuesday's memorable Capital One tie between Reading and Arsenal.

With the Royals winning 4-3 as the 90 minutes drew to a close, the fourth official signalled that at least four minutes of stoppage time would be played.

As it turned out, six extra minutes were allowed by referee Kevin Friend, giving Arsenal winger Theo Walcott just enough time to score an equaliser.

"Obviously it doesn't help that the referee added two minutes onto the four minutes of injury time to make it six. You can't tell the time as wrong as that, but he did," said the disgruntled home manager Brian McDermott.

So what are the rules about stoppage time?

The Professional Game Match Officials - the board responsible for providing the Premier League with officials and developing refereeing - provided BBC Sport with some answers.

How do referees keep track of how long an injury takes?

There's two people, one...

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Soccer football matches are nominally 90 minutes, divided into two equal periods of play. The referee makes allowance, restoring time lost, for abnormal stoppages such as injuries or for booking players, and for clear wastage of time. With a 15-minute half-time interval, and the normal brief stoppages and prompt restarts, a soccer match will take about 120 minutes to complete, from starting whistle to final whistle. Actual playing time (when the ball is actually in play) will vary, around approximately 50 to 65 minutes of the nominal 90 minute game, depending on the referee's leadership and motivational ability.

Gridiron football matches take much longer to complete, with less actual playing...

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This article is about the sport of association football. For other codes of football, see



Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer,[3] is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport.[4][5][6][7] The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal.

The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms along with the rest of their body while it is in play and only in their penalty area. Other players mainly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may also use their head or torso. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or...

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May 9, 2008

Portuguese champions FC Porto have been barred from competing in next season's Champions League over a match-fixing scandal, European football's governing body UEFA said on Wednesday.

"The UEFA Control and Disciplinary Body has decided FC Porto will not be admitted to the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League after studying a matter involving alleged bribery of referees in Portuguese domestic matches in 2003/04," UEFA said in a statement.

A brief statement on the club's website read: 'FC Porto and their president have been notified by the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP) of the accusations and investigations concerning matches between FC Porto and Estrela da Amadora, and Beira Mar and FC Porto.'

Last month, Porto were found guilty by the Portuguese league of fixing two...

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Real Betis’s Jordi Figueras led the way, followed by Antonio Amaya from Rayo Vallecano and then Betis captain, Jorge Molina. Osasuna’s former captain Patxi...

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The Sheffield Rules were a code of football devised and played in the English city of Sheffield between 1857 and 1877. They were devised by Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest for use by the newly founded Sheffield Football Club. The rules were subsequently adopted as the official rules of Sheffield Football Association upon its creation in 1867. They spread beyond the city boundaries to other clubs and associations in the north and midlands of England making them one of the most popular forms of football during the 1860s and 70s.

Six years after the creation of the Sheffield Rules the Football Association rules were created. These were influenced by the Sheffield game but ongoing disputes meant that the Sheffield rules continued to be used. During this time many of the elements of the rules were incorporated into the association game. Regular games were played between Sheffield and London using both sets of rules. This led to an agreement on a single set of laws...

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