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The British and Iranians played 117 minutes and 16 seconds. The previous record for the longest World Cup match without extra time was set in 1994 by South Korea and Bolivia.

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Teams of England and Iran at the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar held the longest match in the history of the tournament.

The British defeated the Iranians 6-2 in the Group B meeting in Doha.

Due to the injury of the Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand at the beginning of the meeting, prolonged medical assistance and subsequent replacement, the chief referee Rafael Klaus added 14 minutes to the first half, and then another 10 minutes to the second.

At the same time, the end of the meeting was also delayed due to video viewing and penalty kick by the Iranian team.

As a result, for the entire match, the teams spent 117 minutes and 16 seconds on the field.

England scored six goals against Iran in the game with 27 added minutes

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The previous record of the tournament was recorded in the match between South Korea and Bolivia in 1994, they played 103 minutes and 56 seconds.

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