All four of the matches to take place at the tournament on Sunday and Monday saw prolonged periods of injury time added to the ends of both halves, to the point where each of those games lasted more than 100 minutes in total, well over the regulation 90.
Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand suffered a serious concussion in the team’s match against England while Saudi Arabia defender Yasser al-Shahrani was injured by a knee from his own goalkeeper, Mohammed al-Owais, against Argentina. So the first four games in Qatar have shared almost 65 minutes of added time between them, due to a litany of various stoppages.
In the past, seven or eight minutes often seem to be the minimum. On a few occasions already, over 10 minutes have been added on.
England’s 6-2 wins over Iran totaled 117 minutes and 16 seconds, with 14 minutes and eight seconds added at the end of the first half and 13 minutes and eight seconds added on at the end of the second. As a result, Mehdi Taremi’s penalty with 102 minutes and 30 seconds on the clock was the latest scored by any side in a World Cup since 1966.
The final whistle was then sounded immediately afterward, bringing to an overdue end the longest World Cup game since 1966 (as far back reliable records are kept) that didn’t go to extra time.
According to espn/cnn