Why is there so much injury-time at the World Cup?

The World Cup always throws up surprises, and the large amount of injury time being played in matches is definitely a talking point from the early matches in Qatar.

There was a total of 24 minutes added on in the England vs Iran game, although a lengthy injury accounted for at least some of that.

However, there was another nine minutes added on in both of the other games on day two, so it definitely feels there is a new directive to the referees in play.

Essentially it comes down to the wishes Pierluigi Collina, who retired from refereeing in 2005 yet still yields considerable influence in…

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