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FIFA orders World Cup referees to add time at end of games  

By Editor - Tue Nov 22, 10:40 am

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DOHA, Qatar (AP) The 90-minute soccer match is turning into 100-plus at the World Cup – and that is what FIFA wants to give fans more entertainment. The nearly 14 minutes added at the end of Argentina's shocking 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday meant the five longest periods of stoppage time for a single half of soccer at any World Cup were all played in Qatar since Monday, according to statistics site Opta Joe. England and Iran went into the 15th minute of stoppage time in the first half Monday and the referee added almost 14 minutes in the second half.

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