The Days You'll Need To Take Off To Watch Every World Cup Game

It's exactly 48 days until the World Cup kicks off and we cannot be more excited for the showpiece to get under way in Russia.

However, with the tournament being in Eastern Europe, some games are taking place during the day and that means a good chunk of football fans are in danger of missing a fair few non-weekend World Cup matches that are taking place.

But have no fear, a kind soul called Steven Chicken has taken time out of his day to put together a little document of all those games in question (1pm, 3pm and 4pm kick-offs) just in case you were wondering what days to book off or ring in sick - in order to catch every single game.

The spreadsheet, which includes all the relevant dates, games and kick-off-times, begins with the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia on Friday 14 June at 4pm, right through to 57th match of the tournament - a quarter final fixture taking place at 3pm on Friday 6 July.

In some cases there are two games kicking off at the exact same time so you'll need to 'double-screen' it.

Another date you'll definitely want to keep free, or book off if you work weekends, is Saturday 16 June.

It's a day of four back-to-back World Cup games, with some tasty fixtures in store: France v Australia, Argentina v Iceland, Peru v Denmark and Croatia v Nigeria.

The domestic season isn't over just yet but we're well and truly catching World Cup fever here at SPORTbible...

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He loves a Meatball Marinara from Subway on a Friday.

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