Don’t bother leaving the country, it’s global. The world’s obsession with the World Cup means it's pretty difficult to escape if you really don't care. So, for those of you looking for ways to avoid the games as they kick off, we've compiled an alternative World Cup calendar of interesting cultural events which directly clash with the matches.
Starting with Uruguay v France at 7.30pm tonight, here’s our World Cup avoiders alternative guide for the next week. The guide covers all matches on weekends and evening matches on weekdays, working on a presumption that those at work will be perfectly able to avoid them anyway.
We’ll update the guide each week throughout the World Cup season, so watch this space!
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