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How long does a soccer game last?

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A typical soccer match consists of two 45-minutes halves and a 15-minute halftime break. The time spent on the field playing is 90 minutes, and the whole match lasts for 105 minutes, including the halftime break. Any agreement to alter the duration of a match is made before the start.

There are usually time allowances given for time wasted through injury assessments, substitutions, time wasting and other situations. In an advanced stage of the game, if a match ends in a tie, there is an additional allotment of two 15-minute overtime periods. If the soccer match ends in a tie after the overtime period, the teams advance to a penalty shootout to determine the winner.

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