Xavi is not satisfied that La Liga has the lowest playing time in the top 5 European leagues.
Xavi and some other coaches want to put pressure on FIFA and IFAB to take corrective measures.
The Spanish strategist wants to stop the clock when the
“ball dies”, a proposal that is not new but difficult to implement.
It’s a revolutionary decision for football that can’t be made overnight.
Coach Xavi is demanding a revolution in football in terms of timing.
The Spanish strategist was annoyed that in Barcelona’s match against Rayo Vallecano, the “dead ball” time was too much.
“To me that’s ridiculous. What do we have to do to have a productive time?
That way we won’t have to see if 8 minutes or 22 minutes are added.
I think football is the only sport that doesn’t have productive time,” Xavi said after Barcelona’s draw.
Xavi is perfectly justified when statistics show that the 1st round of La Liga has an average of 52 minutes of “live ball”.
That means 28 minutes spent arguing, delays in getting the ball into play, medical care, substitutions, VAR and situations where players’ injuries are pretentious.