Published June 08, 2010
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The Honduran government has approved a work schedule that allows 200,000 public employees time off the job to watch the national team play in the World Cup in South Africa.
The government has urged private enterprises to do the same.
Africo Madrid, the government minister in charge of the changes, said Tuesday that employees would not have to begin work until 10 a.m. local time on June 16 when Honduras plays Chile. The match begins early in the morning, Honduran time.
Honduras is playing in only its second World Cup. In 1982 it failed to win a match.