Why is there so much injury time in the Qatar World Cup?

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The addition of stoppage time in each half of the ongoing Qatar World Cup has been one noticeable change.

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There has been a total of 57 minutes of play time in the four matches so far, which is more than one-half of a football match.

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Davy Klaassen of the Netherlands scored in the ninth minute of added time, despite officials adding eight minutes of injury time.

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There were 24 minutes of added time in the England-Iran match due to two concussion-related injuries, eight goals, and ten substitutions.

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In a pre-tournament briefing, Pierluigi Collina, head of FIFA's referees' committee, confirmed that the fourth officials have been instructed to keep track of lost time during the match

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“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,” said Collina

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