Clarification regarding periods at FIFA tournaments
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Following recent media reports, FIFA would like to clarify the following: there has never been any discussion at FIFA regarding the possibility of introducing three periods of 30 minutes for matches at the FIFA World Cup™, or at any other competition.

Football matches are played over two periods of 45 minutes. Any modification of this rule would have to be discussed by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), and it has never been a topic of discussion.