2014 World Cup

Players worried about World Cup kick-offs

November 12, 2012
By ESPN staff
Global players' union FIFPro has raised concerns about the planned early afternoon kick-off times at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, insisting that temperatures in some tropical locations will make playing conditions unbearable.

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FIFA has been questioned about the subject before, with the world governing body denying accusations that commercial benefits were placed ahead of player welfare when kick-off times were decided.
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