World football governing body FIFA is considering bringing in a host of controversial changes to the current football system with one of such which will see games reduced from 90 minutes to 60 minutes.
According to Mundo Deportivo FIFA are looking for ways to improve the game and are trialling a series of different rules in the ‘Future of Football Cup’ youth tournament.
Under 19 sides from PSV, AZ Alkmaar, RB Leipzig and Club Brugge are all partaking in the experiment, which features five key regulations.
Firstly, instead of 90 minutes, games will be made of two 30 minute halves – with the idea of shortened matches believed to have been taken from basketball and futsal.
It is important to note that this is just a trial phase at present and FIFA will assess the success of the changes and decide whether to discuss things further with the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the body that determines the laws of the game of association football.
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