LONDON- Civil servants in Brazil will not have to worry about being late for work because of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup which gets underway on Thursday.
This came after a government minister announced a change to office hours to let them catch the action in Australia and New Zealand.
Brazil’s group stage matches in Australia will be broadcast in the early hours of the morning back home.
Minister of management, Esther Dweck, has now told civil servants they can report for duty up to two hours after the final whistle.
“On days when the games are held at 7:30 a.m, the working hours will start at 11 a.m. Brasilia time,” an ordinance read.
“On days when the games are held at 8:00 a.m., the working hours will start at 12 noon Brasilia time.”
Brazil have won a record eight Copa America Femenina titles but their best finish at a Women’s World Cup was in 2007 when they lost to Germany in the final.
Brazil are in Group F and begin their campaign on Monday against Panama in Adelaide before taking on France in Brisbane and Jamaica in Melbourne.(Reuters/NAN)