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

Rob BlanchetteFeatured ColumnistJune 6, 2014

GOIANIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 03:  Neymar of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal during the International Friendly Match between Brazil and Panama at Serra Dourada Stadium on June 03, 2014 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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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
DateMatchTimeVenueTV InfoLive Stream
June 12Brazil vs. Croatia9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETSao PauloITV1/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 13Mexico vs. Cameroon5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETNatalITV1/ESPN2ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 17Brazil vs. Mexico8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETFortalezaBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 18Cameroon vs. Croatia8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETManausITV1/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 23Cameroon vs. Brazil9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETBrasiliaITV(TBC)/ESPN2ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 23Croatia vs. Mexico9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETRecifeITV(TBC)/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
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Group B Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
DateMatchTimeVenueTV InfoLive Stream
June 13Spain vs. Netherlands8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETSalvadorBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 13Chile vs. Australia11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETCuiabaITV1/ESPN2ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 18Spain vs. Chile11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETRio de JaneiroBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 18Australia vs. Netherlands5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETPorto AlegreITV1/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 23Australia vs. Spain5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETCuritibaITV(TBC)/ESPN2ITV Website/ESPN Player
June 23Netherlands vs. Chile5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETSao PauloITV(TBC)/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
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Group C Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
DateMatchTime (ET)VenueTV InfoLive Stream
June 14Colombia vs. Greece5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETBelo HorizonteBBC1/ABCBBC Website/ABC Go
June 14Ivory Coast vs. Japan11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETRecifeITV1/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 19Colombia vs. Ivory Coast5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETBrasiliaBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 19Japan vs. Greece11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETNatalBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 24Japan vs. Colombia9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETCuiabaBBC(TBC)/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 24Greece vs. Ivory Coast9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETFortalezaBBC(TBC)/ESPN2BBC Website/ESPN Player
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Group D Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
DateMatchTime (ET)VenueTV InfoLive Stream
June 14Uruguay vs. Costa Rica8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETFortalezaITV1/ABCITV Website/ABC Go
June 14England vs. Italy11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETManausBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 19Uruguay vs. England8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETSao PauloITV1/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 20Italy vs. Costa Rica5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETRecifeBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 24Italy vs. Uruguay5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETNatalITV(TBC)/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 24Costa Rica vs. England5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETBelo HorizonteITV1/ESPN2ITV Website/ESPN Player
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Group E Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
DateMatchTime (ET)VenueTV InfoLive Stream
June 15Switzerland vs. Ecuador5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETBrasiliaITV1/ABCITV Website/ABC Go
June 15France vs. Honduras8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETPorto AlegreBBC1/ABCBBC Website/ABC Go
June 20Switzerland vs. France8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETSalvadorITV1/ESPNITV Website/ ESPN Player
June 20Honduras vs. Ecuador11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETCuritibaITV1/ESPNITV Website/ ESPN Player
June 25Honduras vs. Switzerland9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETManausBBC(TBC)/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 25Ecuador vs. France9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETRio de JaneiroBBC(TBC)/ESPN2BBC Website/ESPN Player
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Group F Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
DateMatchTime (ET)VenueTV InfoLive Stream
June 15Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETRio de JaneiroBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 16Iran vs. Nigeria8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETCuritibaBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 21Argentina vs. Iran5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETBelo HorizonteITV1/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 21Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETCuiabaBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 25Nigeria vs. Argentina5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETPorto AlegreITV(TBC)/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 25Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETSalvadorITV(TBC)/ESPN2ITV Website/ESPN Player
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Group G Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
DateMatchTime (ET)VenueTV InfoLive Stream
June 16Germany vs. Portugal5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETSalvadorITV1/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 16Ghana vs. United States11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETNatalBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 21Germany vs. Ghana8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETFortalezaBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 22United States vs. Portugal8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ETManausBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 26United States vs. Germany5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETRecifeBBC(TBC)/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 26Portugal vs. Ghana5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETBrasiliaBBC(TBC)/ESPN2BBC Website/ESPN Player
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Group H Fixtures and TV/Stream Info
DateMatchTime (ET)VenueTV InfoLive Stream
June 17Belgium vs. Algeria5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETBelo HorizonteITV1/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 17Russia vs. South Korea11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETCuiabaBBC1/ESPNBBC Website/ESPN Player
June 22Belgium vs. Russia11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ETRio de JaneiroBBC1/ABCBBC Website/ABC Go
June 22South Korea vs. Algeria5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ETPorto AlegreITV1/ABCITV Website/ABC Go
June 26South Korea vs. Belgium9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETSao PauloITV(TBC)/ESPNITV Website/ESPN Player
June 26Algeria vs. Russia9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ETCuritibaITV(TBC)/ESPN2ITV Website/ESPN Player
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Teams To Watch

Brazil

GOIANIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 03:  Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari looks on during the anthems ahead of the International Friendly Match between Brazil and Panama at Serra Dourada Stadium on June 03, 2014 in Goiania, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Ima
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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

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: In this handout image provided by The FA, President of the Football Association Prince William, Duke of Cambridge speaks to England players Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge in the team changing room after the International Frien
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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

LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 24:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid  celebrates as he scores their fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.  (Photo by Lar
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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.