FIFA Plans To Reduce Football Games From 90 To 60 Minutes
World football governing body FIFA is considering bringing in a host of controversial changes to the current football system with one of such which will see games reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes.
According to Mundo Deportivo FIFA is looking for ways to improve the game and is trialing a series of different rules in the ‘Future of Football Cup’ youth tournament.
Under 19 sides from PSV, AZ Alkmaar, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge are all partaking in the experiment, which features five key regulations.
Firstly, instead of 90 minutes, games will be made of two 30 minute halves – with the idea of shortened matches believed to have been taken from basketball and futsal.
In April, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had hinted at shorter games in the European Super League before its almighty collapse.
The referee will stop his watch whenever the ball gets out of play in an attempt to crack down on persistent time-wasting and there will be kick-ins, instead of throw-ins.
Normally, teams are allowed to make three subs – that has of course been extended to five in recent times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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