It is being widely claimed on social media that FIFA’s governing body has decided to extend the duration of the matches to 100 minutes for the upcoming Football World Cup coming up in Qatar in November-December 2022.
The post is being shared on Facebook with the caption, “FIFA plan to extend FIFA World Cup matches in Qatar from 90 minutes to 100 minutes this winter.”
Here’s the link to the above post.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FALSE.
Starting with our investigation, we did a keyword search but could not find any credible news report that corroborated the viral claim.
Searching further, we found a tweet uploaded on the official handle of FIFA media that refuted the viral claim stating, “Following some reports and rumours spread today, FIFA would like to clarify that there will be no changes to the rules regarding the length of football matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ or any other competition.”
Following some reports and rumours spread today, FIFA would like to clarify that there will be no changes to the rules regarding the length of football matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™️ or any other competition.
— FIFA Media (@fifamedia) April 6, 2022
Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral claim stating that FIFA has decided to extend the length of football matches to 100 minutes for the Qatar World Cup is false.
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