Brazil Gets Ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Fever

Most offices and public agencies have decided to allow employees to leave early when Brazil plays in the afternoons and arrive late when the country’s Seleção plays in the mornings.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With less than 24 hours to go before the start of the 2018 World Cup, Brazilians and foreigners in Brazil are wondering where to watch the games and what will be open and closed during the days Brazil plays. Retailers are optimistic that sales will increase, despite the different time zone and the country’s economic woes.

"Sales of televisions should grow and supermarkets will benefit because people will buy more food and drink to watch games with friends and family. So, beer, chips, popcorn, BBQ and the like tend . . .

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