1- Pull a sickie.

Here's the best option, but slightly hard to pull of as this article has been left to the last minute. Ideally, you should be wanting to start coughing loudly so everyone you work with can hear you on about Tuesday. Do it more and more until on Thursday you start groaning as well. Friday, just ring up in a croaky voice and enjoy your time off.

Buy Galaxy 2 first thing in the morning: Midnight if possible. Play Galaxy 2 for the 17 hours of Friday leading up to the World Cup's kick-off, at which point you probably need a break because, to coin an official KN phrase, You’re Eyes Shall Be Bleeding Marmite(tm). So you can go at 3.30 and see Alan Shearer have a bit of a chat and watch 22 blokes hit a spherical object around using their feet for 90.

2. Multitasking!

If, like the majority of us, you’re not an ill-acting expert, then you’ll have to attend work/school that day. Another easy method is that of multitasking. Stereotypically, only women can do it, but we’re willing to bet that it shouldn’t be too hard to keep an eye on the score or listen to radio commentary of the first game while jumping and diving around the cosmos...

3. Forget Galaxy!

Put it off until Sunday, when everything’s began to die down. Forget the game exists, and probably avoid the KN forum, because there’s a chance they’ll get flooded. On Sunday, you can have a good, uninterrupted run-through. However, this poses the question of why? Why would you want to forget the most wonderful game in the world existed? Oh, and more to the point, how?

4. Forget the World Cup!

After all, we all only care about England’s games, right?

5. Ask politely.

Now, remember your manners when asking for a day off work. Or promise to ‘work from home’, and then (Whoops!) forget all about it. Or rush it. Doesn’t work quite as well with school, but then you really should be focused 100% on your education, kids.

Once you do get your day off, we recommend following what we said in Day #1.

If you are disappointed with this article hoping to see us wondering who would win in a fight between Wayne Rooney and Mario or Fernando Torres and Yoshi, then send your complaints to tr@knight-nui.com and we’ll publish them as part of our weekly World Cup Report next week.

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