The beautiful game has been unleashed on its biggest stage. We've waited four years, and the World Cup is finally kicking off, with the entire world tuning into the excitement in Brazil.
And though you might not be able to watch all of the action, you'll certainly be able to stay up-to-date with the happenings on this slideshow. On the following slides, you'll find the full schedule, results and viewing information, an updated table as the tournament moves forward and team bios for every country in each group.
It's all the information you'll need in one place. Before we jump into that, let's review the general schedule for this year's World Cup.
Group Stage: June 12-26
Round of 16: June 28-July 1
Quarterfinals: July 4-5
Semifinals: July 8-9
Third-Place Game: July 12
Final: July 13
Note: All games on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC and streaming live at WatchESPN.