World Cup Schedule 2014: Full List of Fixtures and How to Watch Each Game

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World Cup Schedule 2014: Full List of Fixtures and How to Watch Each Game
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We are now only days away from the World Cup finals in Brazil, where Spain will look to defend their crown on South American soil.

Work and play will be set aside by fans across the globe as the tournament takes centre stage with an audience of billions.

Here we present to you a full list of all of the group games that kick off World Cup 2014 and how you at home can see every match of this carnival of football.

Group A Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
Date Match Time Venue TV Info Live Stream
June 12 Brazil vs. Croatia 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Sao Paulo ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 13 Mexico vs. Cameroon 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Natal ITV1/ESPN2 ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 17 Brazil vs. Mexico 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Fortaleza BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 18 Cameroon vs. Croatia 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Manaus ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 23 Cameroon vs. Brazil 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Brasilia ITV(TBC)/ESPN2 ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 23 Croatia vs. Mexico 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Recife ITV(TBC)/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player

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Group B Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
Date Match Time Venue TV Info Live Stream
June 13 Spain vs. Netherlands 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Salvador BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 13 Chile vs. Australia 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Cuiaba ITV1/ESPN2 ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 18 Spain vs. Chile 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Rio de Janeiro BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 18 Australia vs. Netherlands 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Porto Alegre ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 23 Australia vs. Spain 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Curitiba ITV(TBC)/ESPN2 ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 23 Netherlands vs. Chile 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Sao Paulo ITV(TBC)/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player

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Group C Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
Date Match Time (ET) Venue TV Info Live Stream
June 14 Colombia vs. Greece 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Belo Horizonte BBC1/ABC BBC Website/ABC Go
June 14 Ivory Coast vs. Japan 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Recife ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 19 Colombia vs. Ivory Coast 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Brasilia BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 19 Japan vs. Greece 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Natal BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 24 Japan vs. Colombia 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Cuiaba BBC(TBC)/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 24 Greece vs. Ivory Coast 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Fortaleza BBC(TBC)/ESPN2 BBC Website/ESPN Player

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Group D Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
Date Match Time (ET) Venue TV Info Live Stream
June 14 Uruguay vs. Costa Rica 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Fortaleza ITV1/ABC ITV Website/ABC Go
June 14 England vs. Italy 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Manaus BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 19 Uruguay vs. England 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Sao Paulo ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 20 Italy vs. Costa Rica 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Recife BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 24 Italy vs. Uruguay 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Natal ITV(TBC)/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 24 Costa Rica vs. England 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Belo Horizonte ITV1/ESPN2 ITV Website/ESPN Player

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Group E Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
Date Match Time (ET) Venue TV Info Live Stream
June 15 Switzerland vs. Ecuador 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Brasilia ITV1/ABC ITV Website/ABC Go
June 15 France vs. Honduras 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Porto Alegre BBC1/ABC BBC Website/ABC Go
June 20 Switzerland vs. France 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Salvador ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ ESPN Player
June 20 Honduras vs. Ecuador 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Curitiba ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ ESPN Player
June 25 Honduras vs. Switzerland 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Manaus BBC(TBC)/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 25 Ecuador vs. France 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Rio de Janeiro BBC(TBC)/ESPN2 BBC Website/ESPN Player

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Group F Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
Date Match Time (ET) Venue TV Info Live Stream
June 15 Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Rio de Janeiro BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 16 Iran vs. Nigeria 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Curitiba BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 21 Argentina vs. Iran 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Belo Horizonte ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 21 Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Cuiaba BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 25 Nigeria vs. Argentina 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Porto Alegre ITV(TBC)/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 25 Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Salvador ITV(TBC)/ESPN2 ITV Website/ESPN Player

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Group G Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
Date Match Time (ET) Venue TV Info Live Stream
June 16 Germany vs. Portugal 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Salvador ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 16 Ghana vs. United States 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Natal BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 21 Germany vs. Ghana 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Fortaleza BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 22 United States vs. Portugal 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Manaus BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 26 United States vs. Germany 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Recife BBC(TBC)/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 26 Portugal vs. Ghana 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Brasilia BBC(TBC)/ESPN2 BBC Website/ESPN Player

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Group H Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
Date Match Time (ET) Venue TV Info Live Stream
June 17 Belgium vs. Algeria 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Belo Horizonte ITV1/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 17 Russia vs. South Korea 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Cuiaba BBC1/ESPN BBC Website/ESPN Player
June 22 Belgium vs. Russia 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Rio de Janeiro BBC1/ABC BBC Website/ABC Go
June 22 South Korea vs. Algeria 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Porto Alegre ITV1/ABC ITV Website/ABC Go
June 26 South Korea vs. Belgium 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Sao Paulo ITV(TBC)/ESPN ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 26 Algeria vs. Russia 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Curitiba ITV(TBC)/ESPN2 ITV Website/ESPN Player

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Teams To Watch

Brazil

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Everyone knows the potency of Brazil but with the competition returning to the South American nation's home soil for the first time since 1950, the pressure is on Neymar and company.

In that tournament, Brazil managed to smash 22 goals during the finals, per FIFA.com, which represents their best ever return from a finals.

The hosts will be looking to replicate this showing from 1950, some 64 years later. 

Neymar will be searching to put a difficult first year at Barcelona behind him with a fine showing and to remind everyone why he is the poster boy of the tournament.

Luiz Felipe Scolari is demanding that his team up their game after their recent friendly against Panama, but he highlighted Neymar's contribution to the team.

Scolari said, per Rodrigo Vigo Gaier of The Independent: "Neymar is an athlete who does something different every day. He improvises well, he is quick, agile and any coach is going to talk him up."

Brazil are rightfully the favourites for the competition and if Neymar can show the ability that made Barcelona purchase him then Scolari's team will progress deep into the later stages. 

 

England

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For once, it seems like realism surrounds the expectations of England and their fans. So often talked up before major tournaments, pressure is piled on the Three Lions before they have even land in the host nation.

But this time it seems that calm and logic are ruling, and Roy Hodgson's men travel to Brazil to simply play their best football and progress to the knockout rounds, if possible.

Central to England's plans is Daniel Strurridge. The Liverpool striker has just experienced the season of his life, narrowly missing out on the Premier League title.

Sturridge hit 21 goals in 29 league matches last season, per Squawka, and he will be looking to replicate this form on Brazilian soil.

If he can, England have a chance of surprising everyone and they could have a World Cup full of surprise and elation. 

 

Portugal

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Portugal have flattered to deceive at major tournaments over the years but with the best player in the world in your team, anything is possible.

Cristiano Ronaldo is at his peak, with the World Player of the Year driving his Real Madrid side to their 10th European Cup this season.

Now is the time for Ronaldo to take that form and turn it into international success.

As Diego Maradona spearheaded a good Argentina team to glory in 1986, Ronaldo can do the same with his side.

The 29-year-old will be expecting to break through the 50-goal mark for his country during World Cup 2014, per Soccerway, and he is only one short of the milestone.

Ronaldo is a player who can achieve anything on a football pitch, but his legacy as the greatest footballer ever could be sealed in the next six weeks if he leads his nation to an unlikely tournament victory. 

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