TL;DR: A game of FIFA lasts about 20 minutes.
For decades the man said to the woman: “Wait, honey, there are only two minutes left before the game!” Twenty-five minutes later, after his temper had slowly faded and he was pushed out of the room, somehow there were still thirty seconds left to play. That is the nature of the sport; the numbers on the watch reveal the reality of the situation. It’s the worst thing in American football, but even football deceives women and friends around the world; the match lasted ninety minutes, but an Italian named Icardi had just scored his 93rd goal.
From the world stage to the console stage, girlfriends all over the world are still out of the living room. “It’s the 80th minute, baby! We can leave immediately after this match!”
However, for some reason, the game dragged on. So the question is, how long is a FIFA game?
The answer is simple and can be derived quickly using simple math.
All online racing games last from two to six minutes and are irreversible. This is the reason why most local players (same console) choose this length. Stop times in FIFA 21 are almost always +1 or +2 minutes but can vary.
So (6 minutes in the first half) x (2 parts) = 12 minutes of playing time (+/- to 32 seconds of rest).
However, this is not necessarily an overall answer, as a number of variables affect this number.
Half time is an additional 40 seconds if not missed
Each player has three 38 second breaks per shift
Residence times vary and are very inconsistent, although definitely better in ’21 than in previous iterations
The game clock slows down to real-time (second by second) as the ball goes out of play
Rest time for local matches is not regulated
Therefore, in the absolute worst-case scenario (both for players and friends), both players use all of their downtimes and don’t miss halftime. Then is the timing of this horribly, horribly hypothetical game:
(6 minutes in first half) • (2 innings) + 6 (40 seconds of time-out) + (40 seconds of half) = 18 minutes and 40 seconds.
While the delay should theoretically always be less than a minute in real-time play, any expert will tell you that this is not the case… Especially when you are winning and your opponent is in control of the ball. If we collect these 18 minutes and 40 seconds, taking into account the 40-second pause in each half, we return to our starting numbers: