September 30, 2023

The government will decide on an optional point in the women’s national team matches

The Ministry of Management and Innovation will publish a decree to allow the adoption of an optional point for federal civil servants on match days for the Brazilian women’s soccer team during the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The tournament takes place between July 20 and August 20. The Brazilian national team debut will take place on the 24th against Panama. The team is in Group F, which also includes France and Jamaica.

With the flexibility, servers will be able to take a break from work to watch matches. This measure has traditionally been adopted in the men’s soccer World Cup. According to the ordinance, on game days starting until 7:30 am, the office will start at 11 am. On game days starting at 8 a.m., the office will start at noon. The document also provides for compensation for hours not worked until December 29.

Women's national team, Australia, training

The Brazilian national team is training for its first appearance in the World Cup in Australia Thais Magalhães / CBF / All rights reserved

The decision to approve the optional point came at the request of the Minister of Sports, Ana Moser, to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, on the day that accompanied the team’s training at the Mane Garicha National Stadium, in Brasília, about two weeks. before. The decree is expected to be published next Tuesday (18) in the Official Gazette. The information was confirmed to Brazil agency by the Ministry of Sports.

selection games

Brazil’s first participation in the Women’s World Cup will take place on July 24, Monday, at 8 am (Brasilia time), against Panama. The match will be played at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide. The second match will be on Saturday, July 29, against France, at 7 am, at the Sydney Football Stadium, in Sydney. In the last round of the first stage, Brazil plays Jamaica, on August 2, Wednesday, at 7 am, at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, in Melbourne.


Next week, Anna Moser will travel to Oceania to closely follow the national team in the World Cup. In addition to supporting the Brazilian players in the dispute over an unprecedented title, the minister will organize a series of meetings to present the Brazilian candidacy to host the next Women’s World Cup, in 2027. The selection will be made by the International Football Association (FIFA). ) only next year.