Soccer lawmakers to debate Tremendous Bowl-style half time exhibits

The South American football association CONMEBOL suggested last month the idea of ​​extending halftime. Photo by Buda Mendes – FIFA / FIFA via Getty Images

A proposal to extend halftime breaks for Super Bowl-style entertainment shows to 25 minutes is being discussed this month, the international football association board (IFAB) said on Friday.

South American football association CONMEBOL made the request last month, suggesting working for cup finals like the Copa Libertadores competition.

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Law 7 of football states: “Players are entitled to a break at half time, which must not exceed 15 minutes.”

The IFAB Regulatory Board has put the CONMEBOL request on the agenda for its technical advisors to discuss at remote meetings on October 27th.

In 2009, a proposal by FIFA to extend the half-time from 15 to 20 minutes was rejected. It has been criticized as a commercial move, though FIFA spearheaded the increasing time it took for players to reach the dressing rooms from the pitch.

This month’s expert meetings will also receive updates from ongoing attempts to use temporary substitutes for players suspected of having head injuries and the offside law.

The IFAB panel consists of the four British football associations and FIFA delegates. A business meeting is held in November to set the agenda for an annual legislative session in February or March.

Harry and Meghan’s Oprah Interview Might Spark ‘Tremendous Bowl-Model’ Adverts with $100okay Value Tags

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CBS will be running on Sunday, March 7th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time Oprah Winfrey Interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. The advertising teasers promise juicy revelations about the couple’s relationship with the British royal family. Whether or not we learn fascinating details or get great results, the interview is likely to be an evaluation success.

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For this reason, CBS is said to charge a premium for 30-second ads that are broadcast during the interview. In addition, rights are being sold to broadcast the interview overseas. The interview is expected to air on Monday March 8th on ITV in the UK. The rights are rumored to have cost $ 1.4 million and some UK media are forecasting ITV will attract high priced Super Bowl-style ads – “£ 100,000 per 30-second slot,” according to Mirror – for broadcasting the interview. These details are all rumored in the UK press, which has a notoriously bad relationship with Prince Harry and a different perspective on coverage than in the US

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It is believed that Harry and Meghan were not paid for the interview, in accordance with US journalistic practices. Even so, they get a valuable platform that can help them start their post-royal ventures. Between their new podcast and their interest in speaking at company events, the two seem to position themselves as thought leaders. Talking to Oprah can help with this. In addition, the continued fascination with the royal family may help them with book stores and sponsorships in the future.

No matter how good the interview is, it is unlikely to deliver the shock of Princess Diana’s interview with the BBC in 1995, in which she revealed the serious problems in her marriage to Prince Charles.

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