FIFA is using the Under-17 World Championship in Egypt to introduce a standardized system of timing goals, substitutions and other incidents during football matches.

If a goal is scored after, for example, 32 minutes and 15 seconds, it is recorded as "in the 33rd minute" and not "after 32 minute". So Belal's first goal in the opening match, scored after 15 minutes 28 seconds, is recorded "Belal (16)".

There is also a new way to distinguish when a goal is scored in the time added on for stoppages at the end of the first half or second half. This is done by adding a + sign.

If a goal is scored after, for example, 45 minutes 30 seconds of the first half, before half-time, this is recorded as (46+). If a goal is scored in the first minute of the second half (as with Belal's second goal against Thailand), this is recorded (46).

In additional time at the end of the match, a goal scored after, for example, 92 minutes 45 seconds is recorded as (93). But if the match goes to extra time, that goal must be recorded as (93+), to show that it was scored before a goal scored in the first minute of extra time (91).