The financial authorities in Brazil have worked out a unique arrangement that would allow banks operating in the country to abridge working hours to accommodate times the Brazilian national teams will be playing their matches at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Latin American nation’s banks can now arrange their working hours around the far more important live coverage of the “Selecao’s” matches in Russia.
“Banks “may change the opening hours of their branches on the days of the Brazilian football team’s matches at the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018,
“The usual mandatory minimum of five hours opening will be reduced to four,” said the Central Bank.
Brazil’s team kicks off its campaign on June 17 against Switzerland, which is on Sunday.
But their next two games in Group E, against Costa Rica and Serbia, will be in normal banking hours.
Brazil has won the World Cup five times and is the only team to have played in every tournament since inception.