England’s opening World Cup fixtures set to prompt a run of hangover sickies — as games all take place on weekdays

    ENGLAND’S opening World Cup fixtures are likely to prompt a run of hangover sickies — as they all take place on weekdays.

    The Three Lions start their campaign against 500-1 outsiders Iran on Monday, November 21.

    England's opening World Cup fixtures are likely to prompt a run of hangover sickies — as they all take place on weekdays.

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    England’s opening World Cup fixtures are likely to prompt a run of hangover sickies — as they all take place on weekdays.Credit: Getty
    The World Cup draw in Qatar

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    The World Cup draw in QatarCredit: Getty

    Gregg Berhalter’s USA side is up next on Friday, November 25.

    Depending on kick-off time, we may see millions bunking off work or flooding to town centre pubs.

    England’s final group match takes place on Tuesday, November 29, when they meet Scotland, Wales or Ukraine. 

    By then, the match will, hopefully, be a dead rubber with England top of the group, but the entire world could be rooting for Ukraine.

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    Iran will take on its old enemy the United States on the same day. 

    Kick-offs are still to be announced but the Qatar timezone is three hours ahead of GMT.

    FIFA say the first two rounds of games will start at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm UK time.

    But the final group fixtures and knock-out ties will be at 3pm and 7pm UK time.

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