Soccer matches at work?

While many Gossip readers might have World Cup fever and plan some late nights watching the All Whites, soccer-mad Italians have had a more stern warning from their civil service minister Renato Brunetta about watching their country defend the World Cup.
Brunetta acknowledged that while football was a passion for many, that “If one wants to indulge in one’s passion, they should go on holiday. Work is work, fun is fun.”
However, the separation is not so clear for the soccer-mad Brazillians, where bank branches are closing for up to three and a half hours per day so staff can watch their team play. Maybe branches could open a few hours late after a late night All Whites game……


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