The impact of the World Cup.. a new phenomenon on its way to the Saudi League


The impact of the World Cup.. a new phenomenon on its way to the Saudi League

The Saudi Professional League seems close to implementing one of the phenomena witnessed by the 2022 World Cup, which is currently being held in Qatar.

One of the most important things in World Cup 2022which started last November 20 and reached the semi-final stage, is the phenomenon of calculating stoppage time in each half with the “real time” system.

A new system adopted by the Referees Committee of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) headed by the Italian Pierluigi Collina, where every wasted second without playing the ball is counted as lost allowance, to increase the actual playing time.

The phenomenon that made several matches extend for more than 100 minutes in a scene that was not usual before the tournament, is expected to sweep Saudi stadiums after the World Cup.

According to the Saudi newspaper, Al-Riyadiah, the Professional League decided to apply the real-time system to matches Saudi League Beginning with the first rounds of the competition that will be held after the World Cup.

The newspaper indicated that the Referees Committee in the Saudi Football Association explained the different cases in which the actual time is calculated.

And the wheel of the Saudi Professional League will turn again, as the ninth round of the competition will be held next Thursday, corresponding to December 15, after a long pause for the participation of “Al-Akhdar” in the World Cup.

Al-Shabab Club leads the Saudi League standings table with 22 points, followed by Al-Nasr Club with 19 points, and Al-Ittihad Jeddah comes third with 18 points.

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