Brazil releases 2014 World Cup match schedule

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Matches at the 2014 World Cup will take place in the afternoons and early evenings

FIFA announced the kick-off times for the 2014 World Cup and many of the matches will take place in the afternoon and early evenings. The tournament will be hosted by Brazil and get underway on June 12, with the final taking place on July 13.

Almost all of the matches will start between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time, which is between noon and 6 p.m. ET. The World Cup will cause some havoc in Europe, where some matches will not end until after midnight.

The tournament's opening match will be played at the Arena de São Paulo and kick-off at 5 p.m. local time, 4 p.m. ET. The final will be at the historic Maracana in Rio de Janeiro and begin at 4 p.m. local time, 3 p.m. ET.

FIFA also scheduled the final draw for the tournament. It will be hosted at the Costa do Sauipe in Bahia on December 6, 2013.

The entire schedule can be found on FIFA's handy dandy schedule. Prepare to ask for work off, or stay up all night. The World Cup is just 21 months away.

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