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2014 FIFA World Cup Schedule ESPN

2014 FIFA World Cup Schedule ESPN

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ESPN will present all 64 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup live and in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC during its comprehensive coverage of the month-long tournament in Brazil, June 12 – July 13. Extensive studio programming originating from the host country is also planned, including pre-match shows, halftime and post-match segments.

ESPN will televise 43 World Cup matches, while ESPN2 will air 11. All ESPN and ESPN2 matches (and surrounding studio programming) will be available via WatchESPN.

ABC will broadcast 10 matches (all available on WATCH ABC), beginning with Colombia vs. Greece at 11:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 14, live from Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. The tournament will conclude on ABC with the title match Sunday, July 13, at 2:30 p.m. from Rio de Janeiro’s famed Estadio Do Maracana.

The opening match on Thursday, June 12, features host country and five-time World Cup champions Brazil vs. Croatia at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN and WatchESPN from Arena de Sao Paulo. The following day, Friday, June 13, at 3 p.m., ESPN will televise Spain vs. Netherlands, the much-anticipated rematch of the South Africa 2010 final (Spain won 1-0).

STUDIO PROGRAMMING – Pre-Match Shows, Halftime and Post-match Segments, SportsCenter, World Cup Tonight, ESPN FC World Cup Encore, and More:

ESPN’s coverage of every match will be preceded by a 30-minute pregame show, including teams walking onto the pitch, national anthems and ceremonial handshakes – all symbolic FIFA World Cup traditions. The 30-minute pre-match show, halftime and post-match segments will anchor the surround programming around each match presentation.

Special editions of SportsCenter will air between match telecasts on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. Additionally, ESPN’s flagship news and information program will follow all matches, except when a match precedes another live event on the network. On every match day, World Cup Tonight, ESPN’s definitive daily news, highlights and analysis program for the quadrennial event, will recap the day’s action. ESPN FC World Cup Encore – which will generally air for two hours on match days on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNEWS – will feature condensed versions of the best action in the day’s matches with analysis from ESPN FC pundits.


The U.S. Men’s National Team, currently ranked No. 13 in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, will kick-off its 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign against Ghana (ranked No. 37) on ESPN and WatchESPN on Monday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m. from the Estadio das Dunas in Natal. The U.S. team’s first round matches (all available on WatchESPN):

Mon 6/16 5:30 p.m. ESPN Ghana vs. USA Estadio das Dunas (Natal)

Sun 6/22 5:30 p.m. ESPN USA vs. Portugal Arena Amazonia (Manaus)

Thu 6/26 11:30 a.m. ESPN USA vs. Germany Arena Pernambuco (Recife)

2014 FIFA World Cup Groupings (World Rankings, February 2014)

Group A Group B Group C Group D

1 Brazil (9) 1 Spain (1) 1 Colombia (5) 1 Uruguay (7)

2 Croatia (16) 2 Netherlands (10) 2 Greece (12) 2 Costa Rica (35)

3 Mexico (21) 3 Chile (14) 3 Ivory Coast (23) 3 England (15)

4 Cameroon (46) 4 Australia (53) 4 Japan (50) 4 Italy (8)

Group E Group F Group G Group H

1 Switzerland (6) 1 Argentina (3) 1 Germany (2) 1 Belgium (11)

2 Ecuador (24) 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina (17) 2 Portugal (4) 2 Algeria (26)

3 France (18) 3 Iran (38) 3 Ghana (37) 3 Russia (22)

4 Honduras (40) 4 Nigeria (47) 4 USA (13) 4 Korea Republic (61)


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Date Time (ET) Network Match Group Site Match #

Thu 6/12 3:30 p.m. ESPN Brazil vs. Croatia A Sao Paulo 1

Fri 6/13 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Mexico vs. Cameroon A Natal 2 2:30 p.m. ESPN Spain vs. Netherlands B Salvador 3 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 Chile vs. Australia B Cuiaba 4

Sat 6/14 11:30 a.m. ABC Colombia vs. Greece C Belo Horizonte 5 2:30 p.m. ABC Uruguay vs. Costa Rica D Fortaleza 7 5:30 p.m. ESPN England vs. Italy D Manaus 8 8:30 p.m. ESPN Ivory Coast vs. Japan C Recife 6

Sun 6/15 11:30 a.m. ABC Switzerland vs. Ecuador E Brasilia 9 2:30 p.m. ABC France vs. Honduras E Porto Alegre 10 5:30 p.m. ESPN Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina F Rio de Janeiro 11

Mon 6/16 11:30 a.m. ESPN Germany vs. Portugal G Salvador 13 2:30 p.m. ESPN Iran vs. Nigeria F Curitiba 12 5:30 p.m. ESPN Ghana vs. United States G Natal 14

Tue 6/17 11:30 a.m. ESPN Belgium vs. Algeria H Belo Horizonte 15 2:30 p.m. ESPN Brazil vs. Mexico A Fortaleza 17 5:30 p.m. ESPN Russia vs. South Korea H Cuiaba 16

Wed 6/18 11:30 a.m. ESPN Australia vs. Netherlands B Porto Alegre 20 2:30 p.m. ESPN Spain vs. Chile B Rio de Janeiro 19 5:30 p.m. ESPN Cameroon vs. Croatia A Manaus 18

Thu 6/19 11:30 a.m. ESPN Colombia vs. Ivory Coast C Brasilia 21 2:30 p.m. ESPN Uruguay vs. England D Sao Paulo 23 5:30 p.m. ESPN Japan vs. Greece C Natal 22

Fri 6/20 11:30 a.m. ESPN Italy vs. Costa Rica D Recife 24 2:30 p.m. ESPN Switzerland vs. France E Salvador 25 5:30 p.m. ESPN Honduras vs. Ecuador E Curitiba 26

Sat 6/21 11:30 a.m. ESPN Argentina vs. Iran F Belo Horizonte 27 2:30 p.m. ESPN Germany vs. Ghana G Fortaleza 29 5:30 p.m. ESPN Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina F Cuiaba 28

Sun 6/22 11:30 a.m. ABC Belgium vs. Russia H Rio de Janeiro 31 2:30 p.m. ABC South Korea vs. Algeria H Porto Alegre 32 5:30 p.m. ESPN United States vs. Portugal G Manaus 30

Mon 6/23 11:30 a.m. ESPN Netherlands vs. Chile B Sao Paulo 36 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Australia vs. Spain B Curitiba 35 3:30 p.m. ESPN Croatia vs. Mexico A Recife 34 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Cameroon vs. Brazil A Brasilia 33

Tue 6/24 11:30 a.m. ESPN Italy vs. Uruguay D Natal 39 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Costa Rica vs. England D Belo Horizonte 40 3:30 p.m. ESPN Japan vs. Colombia C Cuiaba 37 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Greece vs. Ivory Coast C Fortaleza 38

Wed 6/25 11:30 a.m. ESPN Nigeria vs. Argentina F Porto Alegre 43 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran F Salvador 44 3:30 p.m. ESPN Ecuador vs. France E Rio de Janeiro 42 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Honduras vs. Switzerland E Manaus 41

Thu 6/26 11:30 a.m. ESPN United States vs. Germany G Recife 45 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Portugal vs. Ghana G Brasilia 46 3:30 p.m. ESPN South Korea vs. Belgium H Sao Paulo 47 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Algeria vs. Russia H Curitiba 48

See Also

2nd Stage – Round of 16

Date Time (ET) Network Matchup Site Match #

Sat 6/28 11:30 a.m. ABC 1A vs. 2B Belo Horizonte 49 3:30 p.m. ABC 1C vs. 2D Rio de Janeiro 50

Sun 6/29 11:30 a.m. ESPN 1B vs. 2A Fortaleza 51 3:30 p.m. ESPN 1D vs. 2C Recife 52

Mon 6/30 11:30 a.m. ESPN 1E vs. 2F Brasilia 53 3:30 p.m. ESPN 1G vs. 2H Porto Alegre 54

Tue 7/1 11:30 a.m. ESPN 1F vs. 2E Sao Paulo 55 3:30 p.m. ESPN 1H vs. 2G Salvador 56

2nd Stage – Quarterfinals

Date Time (ET) Network Matchup Site Match #

Fri 7/4 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Winners 53 vs. 54 Rio de Janeiro 58 3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 49 vs. 50 Fortaleza 57

Sat 7/5 11:30 a.m. ABC Winners 55 vs. 56 Brasilia 60 3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 51 vs. 52 Salvador 59

2nd Stage – Semifinals

Date Time (ET) Network Matchup Site Match #

Tue 7/8 3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 57 vs. 58 Belo Horizonte 61

Wed 7/9 3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 59 vs. 60 Sao Paulo 62

Third Place Match

Sat 7/12 3:30 p.m. ESPN Losers – 61 vs. 62 Brasilia 63

2014 FIFA World Cup Title Match

Sun 7/13 2:30 p.m. ABC Winners – 61 vs. 62 Rio de Janeiro 64

ESPN Inc.’s 2014 FIFA World Cup in the United States

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be ESPN’s eighth World Cup and most comprehensive presentation to date. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to air all 64 matches live and in high definition (June 12 – July 13). All ESPN and ESPN2 games will be available on WatchESPN, while ABC matches will be available on WATCH ABC. ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available in more than 85 million homes, will present matches live in multiple languages (other than English and Spanish).

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