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FIFA denies extension of World Cup matches’ duration



World football governing body, FIFA has issued a release, deny speculations and rumours that emerged on Wednesday claiming that matches at Qatar 2022 will be played for 100 minutes instead of the conventional 90-minute duration.

It stated  that there will be no changes to the rules regarding the length of football matches at Qatar 2022 or at any other competition.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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