FIFA World Cup final will not cause change in timing at Wimbledon

Jul 10, 2018, 09:05 IST | AFP

The All England Club has come under increasing pressure to rethink its 2pm (18:30 IST) start time for Sunday's final with the football showpiece in Moscow kicking off at 4pm in the UK (20:30 IST)

FIFA World Cup final will not cause change in timing at Wimbledon
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Wimbledon chiefs insisted again yesterday that the men's final will start at its traditional time despite it clashing with a potential England World Cup triumph.

The All England Club has come under increasing pressure to rethink its 2pm (18:30 IST) start time for Sunday's final with the football showpiece in Moscow kicking off at 4pm in the UK (20:30 IST).

Should England defeat Croatia in semi-final then the national team will feature in a World Cup final for the first time since lifting the trophy in 1966. "It is purely our decision to stay at 2pm. It will stay this year, it will stay next year," said All England Club CEO Richard Lewis.

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