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Arguments start over public screens for World Cup

National News // April 20, 2018

Plans for the World Cup are building. The tournament kicks off on 14th June.

Guttorm Flatabø Arguments start over public screens for World Cup

But there are already arguments about big screens being placed in town centres.

Many cities have their own rules on the volume and how long the screens can be on after the game.

Bern says the screens must be switched off 30 minutes after the final whistle. But complaints have already started as the authorities have added that sound must be turned down during half time.

Football fans are protesting, saying they won’t be able to hear the analysis and interviews.

In Zurich and Basel the screens have to be switched off 15 minutes after the end of the game – but sound during half time is OK.

Lucerne also allows for half an hour after the end of the game.

Switzerland will be playing 10 games in the group stages. It reached the quarter finals in 1934, 1938 and 1954.

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