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24th Apr 2018

Here are all the half-days you need to take to see every World Cup game

If you work Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 in the UK, you need to get these half-days of work ASAP.

Wil Jones

World Cups are literally the best.

There is just football on all the time for several weeks, and we get to sit and bask in all the glory of it. We get it all – we are wowed by the best players in the world, delighted by the tournament’s obligatory ‘surprise package’, and inevitably disappointed by England.

But there’s a catch: you probably have to work. Yes, unfortunately in our capitalist society you have go to your place of employment and earn money, preventing you from watching football.

You could take the entire tournament off work, but that would be using up all your holiday. But if you are canny, and you know what you are doing, with a few sneaky half days you can make sure you see all the games, and still have time left for a later holiday in August or September.

That would require a lot of planning though, and you are lazy. Luckily, Steven Chicken on Twitter has worked out which half days you need to take to watch every single match, if you work Monday to Friday, 9 to 5, in the UK.

Here are those dates in full:

June 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th

July 2nd, 3rd, 6th

That’s only seven holiday days in total you’ll need to take. Quick, get those holiday requests in ASAP before anyone else does!