The educational institutions of Ecuador may interrupt their classes to watch in the classroom the matches of the Ecuadorian team in the Qatar World Cup“with the purpose of contributing to the sense of belonging, national unity and Ecuadorian pride”, as established this Thursday by the Government.
In a statement, the Ministry of Education He gave permission to follow the Tricolor matches on the condition that the school day be resumed once the game is over, that no outsiders enter the institution and that alcohol or other prohibited substances are not consumed.
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The announcement was made less than 24 hours before Ecuador meets the Netherlands in the second day of Group A of the World Cup, in a match that will begin at 11:00 local time.
A similar circumstance will take place on Tuesday, November 29, when the team led by Argentine Gustavo Alfaro will face Senegal in a match that for Ecuador will be at 10:00 local time.
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On Tuesday, the Ministry of Labor denied that it was considering altering the working day, in response to requests from users on social networks to declare holidays on the days that Ecuador participates in Qatar.