This month's World Cup means workers in Asia will have to get up in the early hours of the morning to catch the football action in host country Brazil.
According to an online poll conducted by careers website eFinancialCareers, 75 percent of financial services sector professionals in Singapore, Hong Kong and China intend to watch World Cup games.
And about 26 percent of those who participated in the poll suggested that they plan to "work all day and watch all night." In addition, 10 percent said they planned to call in sick and 8 percent said they would take annual leave.
"In terms of work, you will still be professional but World Cup fever will take over to be honest and that's what you're going to be talking to clients a lot about," said Chris Weston, chief market strategist at IG in Melbourne. "Still, we won't be disappearing to the pub at 5 o'clock in the morning."
The World Cup officially kicks off next week, with Brazil taking on Croatia on June 12. The final is scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.
"There is clearly a great interest in the World Cup and the figures suggest that professionals in Asia will find a way to watch, even in some cases if this means staying up all night," said George McFerran, managing director, Asia-Pacific at eFinancial Careers. "Companies that plan ahead and take the interests of their staff as well as the needs of the business into consideration will be best placed during the World Cup period."