The first round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been completed, and there are now just 16 teams remaining. Now, it's time for them to make sure that they give each and every game all they've got because it's "win or go home." The United States made it through to the Knockout Round of the World Cup even though they suffered a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday, June 26, 2014.
The brackets are now officially in place with Team USA and Germany making it through the "Group of Death." In the second round, Germany will face off with Algeria and the United States is going to take on Belgium.
Should the United States make it past Belgium and into the final round of eight, they'll face the winner of Switzerland and Argentina. The first matches in the second round will take place on June 28, 2014, and run through July 1, 2014.
There are some extremely intriguing match-ups in the second round of the World Cup, and teams know they have to do everything to win.
All the records have been reset and we are back down to 0-0 for every team. No team has any more points as all has been set back to zero, and there are no groups.
Here is the full bracket:
June 28, 2014
- Brazill vs. Chile on ABC, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Colombia vs. Uruguay on ABC, 4:00 p.m. ET
June 29, 2014
- Netherlands vs. Mexico on ESPN, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Costa Rica vs. Greece on ESPN, 4:00 p.m. ET
June 30, 2014
- France vs. Nigeria on ESPN, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Germany vs. Algeria on ESPN, 4:00 p.m. ET
July 1, 2014
- Argentina vs. Switzerland on ESPN, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Belgium vs. United States on ESPN, 4:00 p.m. ET