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English definition of “stoppage”

stoppage

noun [C] (FOOTBALL)    /ˈstɒp.ɪdʒ/ US  /ˈstɑː.pɪdʒ/
a time during a football match when the game is stopped because of an injury to a player: In a cup final, if the teams are level after 90 minutes plus any time added on for stoppages, they play extra time.
(Definition of stoppage noun (FOOTBALL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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