Stoppage Time in Soccer at 2014 World Cup

Stoppage Time in soccer is one of the real mysteries of life!

Intrigued, but uninformed new American soccer fans watching the 2014 World Cup action in Brazil must be scratching their heads when they hear sportscasters announcing stoppage time near the end of a half or game. They must be thinking…

Exactly why is it called Stoppage Time when the game clock continues to run at the end of the half or in the overtime period – backwards – I might add?

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