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First-ever water break declared at the World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup, a month-long tournament pitting soccer (or football, as it's known to most of the world) teams from around the world against each other, celebrated it’s first-ever water break during Sunday's game. As was reported on Today.com, on that day as two teams were competing against each other, the referees ordered players to go on a three-minute long water break.

Why is this rule just now happening at the World Cup? Because a Brazilian labor court ordered it or fines would be given. FIFA was ordered “to introduce water breaks at games during which temperatures reach 89.6 degrees according to the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature index, which takes into account factors such as time of day, cloud cover, wind, humidity and location, the AP reported,” according to the Today.com article.

So that’s what happened during Sunday’s game – it was hot and it was humid – so a water break resulted. This is a great reminder about the importance of staying hydrated while participating in summertime activities. For helpful tips on how to do that, review a blog post that was written last month about this very subject.

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