2014 World Cup

FIFA, Brazil unveil WCup kick-off times

September 27, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
ZURICH -- FIFA has selected kick-off times for 2014 World Cup group games, with several matches scheduled in early afternoon in tropical climates.

FIFA says the northeast coastal cities of Natal, Recife and Salvador each have two of their four group-stage matches starting at 1 p.m. local time.

Manaus, in the western Amazon rainforest, hosts two matches at 3 p.m., plus the 9 p.m. match on the opening Saturday, June 14.

FIFA said that the tournament's opening match ...

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