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Football Lawmakers To Discuss Increasing Half-Time So It Can Introduce Super Bowl-Style Shows

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Football Lawmakers To Discuss Increasing Half-Time So It Can Introduce Super Bowl-Style Shows

Football lawmakers will discuss a request to increase half-time so it can introduce Super Bowl-style shows midway through matches.

The International Football Association Board (IFAB) are set to hold a meeting on Thursday to consider a few potential changes to the game.

And The Daily Mail reports the lawmakers will propose the idea of entertainment during half-time.

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It's thought that they are looking to increase the interval from 15 minutes to 25 minutes to accommodate Super Bowl-esque shows.

The idea came from the South American governing body, CONMEBOL, who believe it would benefit their competitions like the Copa Libertadores.

Allowing this change would enable English football to follow suit and thus introduce blockbuster half-time entertainment, opening the door to live music midway through showpiece games.

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CONMEBOL's request will likely not be back by the panel, having already expressed their concerns over player welfare as a longer half-time could increase the risk of players picking up injuries.

"Players are entitled to an interval at half-time, not exceeding 15 minutes," reads the current laws of the game on half-time.

A similar proposal to increase half-time to 20 minutes in 2009 was denied by the board.

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CONMEBOL, though, will argue that their proposal is a way of improving the spectacle for paying fans.

They are believed to have also claimed the extra 10 minutes would benefit the teams involved in the match, saying coaches will have more time to prepare during the break.

Super Bowl half-time shows tend to last around 30 minutes, an increase in regular NFL fixtures during the season.

The likes of The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Justin Timberlake have provided entertainment during the Super Bowl.

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Topics: Football, Premier League

Nasir Jabbar
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