Have you noticed the ‘strangely’ generous extra time in the 2022 World Cup matches?

By Nation Reporter

Football fans know this pretty well; that there are 45 minutes in the first half, 15 minutes of the half-time break, and another 45 minutes in the second half.

That means an hour and 45 minutes are required to watch a football match, simplified as 105 minutes.

But that’s not always how long a match lasts. Often, there are a few extra minutes added to the 105, depending on the incidental stoppages that occur as the match proceeds.

As the 2022 World Cup has shown, a match can now last two hours or more, even without the extra time needed to determine a winner in an elimination meet.

This is because FIFA has introduced a new system of computing the minutes when the ball is not in play. So, the matches are stretching a little longer than usual.

If you are streaming a game, you need not fear that your bundles will run out before the final whistle is blown. That’s because Airtel Kenya has a “Furahia Foota” bundle that lasts three hours. For Ksh50, a customer gets 1.5GB of data.

This is enough to watch a match that goes into extra time and probably to penalties if it is an elimination contest.

Airtel wants you to sit back, relax and stream your foota bila stress (sheng for ‘football without stress’).

Want this package? Dial *544# or use My Airtel App. The link to downloading this app is here.

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