School and college students in Argentina could be allowed to watch World Cup matches live while in the classroom in a measure aimed at cutting out truancy.
"The World Cup is a very important cultural event, a party and has a great educational interest," said Alberto Sileoni, the country's minister of education.
"Watching a match at school takes up two hours of class time. But if students stay at home that's six hours at least."
Argentina start their World Cup group campaign against Nigeria on Saturday, June 12, a non-school day, but face South Korea on Thursday, June 17 and then Greece on Tuesday, June 22.