The latest FIFA World Cup™ kick-off time to date has been 21.00, with Germany’s third-place play-off win over Portugal in 2006 the most recent of several matches afforded that starting slot.

That record will be broken in Brazil, though, when Côte d’Ivoire’s Group C match against Japan kicks off at 22.00 in Recife.

The earliest World Cup match, meanwhile, took place at USA 1994, when Switzerland did battle with the hosts at 11.30 local time.