The K-League is also in the mood to join in increasing the actual playing time (APT · Actual Playing Time).
At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the hot topic was the increase in APT. Sufficient extra time was given. The purpose is to enjoy soccer itself more by reducing unnecessary time when the ball stops, such as video review (VAR), ceremony, player substitution, and injury. The addition of APT has become a football ‘trend’. The Korea Football Association (KFA) also expressed its intention to increase APT through a referee conference in December of last year. Moon Chan-hee, chairman of the KFA referee, said at the time, “It was to expand the team’s active play, increase APT, and improve performance.”
This trend was also reflected in winter field training. As a reflection of this, during the winter field training, most teams played a lot of evaluation matches, with the first half and second half of 50 minutes, each lasting 100 minutes. In the K-League, which opened at the end of last month, scenes like this often appeared. In the actual field, there was a story that a lot of extra time was given even though there was no special delay or VAR.
The average extra time in 6 K-League 1 matches was 11.2 minutes. There were 4 games where extra time exceeded 10 minutes. 토토사이트 The average extra time in K League 2 was 9.2 minutes. The average extra time over 12 K-League 1 and 2 matches is 10.2 minutes. Although the sample is still small, the extra time has increased compared to last season. Last season, the average extra time in K League 1 was 6.3 minutes, and the average extra time in K League 2 was 6.6 minutes. The total of K League 1 and 2 is 6.4 minutes. On average, that’s an increase of about 4 minutes.
APT also increased slightly. The APT of 6 K-League 1 matches this season is 56 minutes and 35 seconds. Compared to last season (55 minutes and 33 seconds), it increased by about one minute. K League 2 is 55 minutes 95 seconds this season, an increase of 5 minutes from 50 minutes 51 seconds last season. When K-League 1 and 2 are combined, it increases somewhat. It was recorded at 56 minutes and 21 seconds, which is about 3 minutes longer than last season (53 minutes and 14 seconds).
As a result, the possibility of an increase in theater goals is high. In the 12 games of the opening round, 4 goals were scored in extra time in the second half. If you add the extra time in the first half, it will increase even more. The unfinished game until the end is expected to be another interesting factor in watching the K-League this season.