In general, watching a football game on the internet or placing bets on online betting sites in office is an act which can be punish severely. Indeed, while in many countries, the World Cup is taking place in working hours; many media are addressing the question if it is permissible for a manager or business leader to dismiss an employee surprised to watch a match of the World Cup of the FIFA at work. According to the lawyer expert in labor law named Frédéric Aknin and who works on behalf of the firm Capstan, no penalty shall be issued by a superior provided to the employee if this last one finishes his tasks properly. In this context, it is still possible to punish or even fire an employee if he has failed to his work.
Although the World Cup in Brazil is a global event attended by thousands of fans in the entire world, it is also possible to arrange the schedules of employees in condition that they have the approval of their boss. Thus, employees can follow live matches of their favorite team and even place bets in betting websites or in live bets on the team of their choice.