Premier League to swerve FIFA's strict added time rules when domestic football returns
- World Cup has witnessed long added time
- Referees following FIFA's new directive
- Premier League won't follow
WHAT'S HAPPENING? According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League will not adopt FIFA's new directive to add all 'unnatural lost time' at the end of each half. FIFA referees' chief Pierluigi Collina wants to ensure there is more time with the ball actually being in play and hence has instructed the referees and fourth official to adopt such an approach in the ongoing World Cup.
England's 6-2 win against Iran had almost 30 minutes of stoppage time, while the Netherlands benefited from a total of eight minutes being added to the second half of their win against Senegal.
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