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2014 FIFA World Cup: Full schedule for groups, matches, live TV, more

The FIFA 2014 World Cup is about to kick off and you need to know when to watch.
The FIFA 2014 World Cup is about to kick off and you need to know when to watch.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup officially begins on Thursday, June 12, 2014, with the first round match between host-country Brazil and Croatia. There is not a lot that is known about this year's tournament, and it truly is up for grabs, but you need to know when to watch the games, what games are on when, and what television network you can watch them on. As of June 11, 2014, FIFA had the full schedule released and ready for the first kick.

The first round of the World Cup runs through Thursday, June 26, 2014, and there are a lot of matches to watch over the course of those two weeks.

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Those in the United States will be watching to see if the Americans can possibly make it out of the first round. While that is not meant to undermine their talent, the United States did end up with the draw for the "Group of Death" with Portugal, Germany, and Ghana.

Fans will get their first look to see a Landon Donovan-less United States squad on Monday, June 16, 2014, as they take on Ghana.

The Disney-family of networks will be hosting all of the 2014 FIFA World Cup games in the first round as they will air on ESPN, ESPN 2, and ABC.

Below are the groups and which countries make up each:

Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Cameroon, Mexico

Group B: Spain, Chile, Australia, Netherlands

Group C: Japan, Ivory Coast, Colombia, Greece

Group D: Costa Rica, England, Italy, Uruguay

Group E: France, Ecuador, Honduras, France

Group F: Argentina, Nigeria, Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Group G: Portugal, Germany, United States, Ghana

Group H: Algeria, Russia, South Korea, Belgium

Below is a full schedule of the 2014 FIFA World Cup television schedule of games including date, time (all Eastern Standard), teams, and network.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

  • 4:00 p.m. Brazil vs. Croatia on ESPN

Friday, June 13, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Mexico vs Cameroon on ESPN2
  • 3:00 p.m. Spain vs. Netherlands on ESPN
  • 6:00 p.m. Chile vs. Australia on ESPN2

Saturday, June 14, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Colombia vs. Greece on ABC
  • 3:00 p.m. Uruguay vs. Costa Rica on ABC
  • 6:00 p.m. England vs. Italy on ESPN
  • 9:00 p.m. Ivory Coast vs. Japan on ESPN

Sunday, June 15, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Switzerland vs. Ecuador on ABC
  • 3:00 p.m. France vs. Honduras on ABC
  • 6:00 p.m. Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina on ESPN

Monday, June 16, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Germany vs. Portugal on ESPN
  • 3:00 p.m. Iran vs. Nigeria on ESPN
  • 6:00 p.m. Ghana vs. United States on ESPN

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Belgium vs. Algeria on ESPN
  • 3:00 p.m. Brazil vs. Mexico on ESPN
  • 6:00 p.m. Russia vs. South Korea on ESPN

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Australia vs. Netherlands on ESPN
  • 3:00 p.m. Spain vs. Chile on ESPN
  • 6:00 p.m. Cameroon vs. Croatia on ESPN

Thursday, June 19, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Colombia vs. Ivory Coast on ESPN
  • 3:00 p.m. Uruguay vs. England on ESPN
  • 6:00 p.m. Japan vs. Greece on ESPN

Friday, June 20, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Italy vs. Costa Rica on ESPN
  • 3:00 p.m. Switzerland vs. France on ESPN
  • 6:00 p.m. Honduras vs. Ecuador on ESPN

Saturday, June 21, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Argentina vs. Iran on ESPN
  • 3:00 p.m. Germany vs. Ghana on ESPN
  • 6:00 p.m. Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina on ESPN

Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Belgium vs. Russia on ABC
  • 3:00 p.m. South Korea vs. Algeria on ABC
  • 6:00 p.m. United States vs. Portugal on ESPN

Monday, June 23, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Australia vs. Spain on ESPN2
  • 12:00 p.m. Netherlands vs. Chile on ESPN
  • 4:00 p.m. Croatia vs. Mexico on ESPN
  • 4:00 p.m. Cameroon vs. Brazil on ESPN2

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Italy vs. Uruguay on ESPN
  • 12:00 p.m. Costa vs. Rica England on ESPN2
  • 4:00 p.m. Japan vs. Colombia on ESPN
  • 4:00 p.m. Greece vs. Ivory Coast on ESPN2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. Nigeria vs. Argentina on ESPN
  • 12:00 p.m. Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran on ESPN2
  • 4:00 p.m. Honduras vs. Switzerland on ESPN2
  • 4:00 p.m. Ecuador vs. France on ESPN

Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • 12:00 p.m. United States vs. Germany on ESPN
  • 12:00 p.m. Portugal vs. Ghana on ESPN2
  • 4:00 p.m South Korea vs. Belgium on ESPN
  • 4:00 p.m. Algeria vs. Russia on ESPN2
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