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04-09-2012, 01:59 PM
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How do they determine how much extra time there is. I heard it was refs discretion. Wouldn't that cause lot's of controversy over goals scored in that time
There are a few things that the Refs will tend to add time on for.
1) Subs - general guideline is that 30 secs per sub made is added.
2) Injuries - If a player is hurt and time is lost the ref can add it on (this is usually what causes the longer extra time periods).
3) Time Wasting - If a team is deliberetly slowing the game down (taking too long over freekicks, throw ins etc) the ref has the leeway to add more time.
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