Soccer official match times

In soccer, for bets to be considered official (on most markets) the match must complete full-time (90 minutes).

Bets on any match that finishes before the completion of 90 minutes play, unless otherwise stated, will be void; except for those bets the outcome of which has already been determined at the time the game finishes. The market must be fully determined for bets to stand, for example, 'First Player to Score' or 'Time of the First Goal' bets will stand provided a goal has been scored at the time the game finishes.

The exceptions to this rule are in relation to friendly matches, where all match markets will be settled based on the actual result when the game finishes (excluding any extra-time), irrespective of whether the full 90 minutes is played.

*Please see the article on Suspended / postponed soccer matches for situations where exceptions may apply.

The terms 'full-time''90 minutes' and 'normal time' all refer to the period of play including the 90 minutes of regulation plus injury time, but not including any extra periods (overtime) or penalty shootouts.

For games played during the knockout stages in a tournament, you will typically see the option to bet on the 'Team to Advance'. This is an ‘outright winner’ bet, and this option is not limited to 90 minutes + injury time. With this option, you’re betting on a team to win the game any way possible – whether it’s within normal time, during extra periods, or in a penalty shootout (if necessary).

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