SAO PAULO – Banks in Brazil will be able to alter their working hours on the days that the national football team plays in the World Cup in Russia, beginning June 14, the Central Bank of Brazil said on Wednesday.
On match days, financial institutions will only be obliged to remain open for a minimum of four hours.
The Central Bank said that branches will have to notify their clients a minimum of two working days in advance about the hours their offices will work.
Brazil will play their first game on June 17 against Switzerland, then will face Costa Rica on June 22 and five days later close the group stage against Serbia.
Banks will be able to maintain their reduced working hours if Brazil qualifies for the knock-out stages.