The additional time in the sport is given for breaks due to injury or substitutions etc.

Football games go 90 minutes, with a 45-minute break in the middle for halftime. And during the games, extra time is added when the clock hits 45 or 90 minutes.

However, it depends on how much time can be lost due to substitutions, disciplinary actions (yellow and red cards), player injuries, disputes with the referee, and delays brought on by VAR checks.

The referee takes excessive goal celebrations and time-wasting strategies performed by teams into account before stoppage time is added.

When play is interrupted for one of these reasons, the referee or one of his assistants keeps track of the time lost and accumulates it at the end of regulation time, which is after 45 or 90 minutes.

Plenty of chances but no finished product

Even though there is no guarantee that more time will be granted, occasionally 4 or 5 minutes are added. However, this can even go up to 6 or 8.

At the conclusion of each half, the fourth official raises an electronic board displaying the number of minutes added for stoppage time.

Along with other significant rules that are still in use today, extra time in football was first proposed in 1897.

Even if a second 30-minute play became the norm, it was obvious that the system was still inefficient. After extra time, if the score remains tied, the game would be replayed, and if there was still a tie, the match would be determined by a straightforward coin toss.

This occurred when Italy defeated the Soviet Union in the 1968 European Championship semifinals thanks to the luck of a coin toss. Although the Italians unexpectedly went on to win the competition, it was obvious that a stronger and newer method was needed.

Additionally, because such minutes are not included in the regular minutes in football, additional time is also known as injury time and stoppage time.

while stoppage time and extra time differ from one another. When both sides are tied on goals, there is 30 minutes of extra time added, and if no goals are scored after that, the game continues to penalties, where the winner is decided.

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