World Cup and Productivity

In the US;

"The World Cup will likely cost American companies 10 minutes of productivity a day for 21 days, according to the outplacement company of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. That comes to about $121.7 million in lost productivity in the US, a large figure, particularly painful for any company dominated by Englishmen, Germans or Brazilians perhaps."

In UK;

"Based on an average hourly wage of £12.50, the law firm Brabners Chaffe Street calculated that during the tournament, if half of British workers surf the net for an hour a day, it will cost Britain nearly £4 billion in lost time"

Related podcast; A History of Soccer- The Football (or Soccer) World Cup now attracts the largest following of all sporting events. Rear Vision podcast investigates the history of the world's most popular game, participated by Professor Tony Mason (International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montford University, UK), Dr Bill Murray (Widely published sports historian School of Historical and European Studies, LaTrobe University Australia), Professor Jim Walvin (Department of History, University of York, UK) and Les Murray, Football commentator, SBS.

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