World Cup 2014 Standings: Real-Time Group Tables, Results, Scores and Key Facts

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2014

World Cup 2014 Standings: Real-Time Group Tables, Results, Scores and Key Facts

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    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.  

Group A

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    Table

    TeamWinLossDrawGDPoints
    Brazil20157
    Mexico20137
    Croatia12003
    Cameroon030-80

     

    Schedule

    MatchupDateTime (ET)WatchStreamResult
    Brazil vs. CroatiaThursday, June 124 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNBRA win, 3-1
    Mexico vs. CameroonFriday, June 1312 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPNMEX win, 1-0
    Brazil vs. MexicoTuesday, June 173 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNDraw, 0-0
    Cameroon vs. CroatiaWednesday, June 186 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNCRO win, 4-0
    Croatia vs. MexicoMonday, June 234 p.m.ESPNWatchESPN MEX win, 3-1
    Brazil vs. CameroonMonday, June 234 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPNBRA win, 4-1 

     

    Brazil Key Facts

    ManagerLuiz Felipe Scolari

    Players to Watch: Neymar, Thiago Silva, Oscar

    Previous World Cup Finish: Quarterfinals (2010)

    Best World Cup FinishChampions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 3

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 9W-1L-0D

     

    Cameroon Key Facts

    ManagerVolker Finke

    Players to Watch: Samuel Eto'o, Alex Song, Stephane Mbia

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Quarterfinals (1990)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 56

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 4W-3L-3D

     

    Croatia Key Facts

    ManagerNiko Kovac

    Players to Watch: Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Rakitic

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2006)

    Best World Cup Finish: Third Place (1998)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 18

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 5W-2L-3D

     

    Mexico Key Facts

    ManagerMiguel Herrera

    Players to Watch: Javier Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos, Andres Guardado

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2010)  

    Best World Cup Finish: Quarterfinals (1970, 1986)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 20

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 5W-3L-2D

Group B

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    Table

    TeamWinLossDrawGDPoints
    Netherlands30079
    Chile21026
    Spain120-13
    Australia030-90

     

    Schedule

    MatchupDateTime (ET)WatchStreamResult
    Spain vs. NetherlandsFriday, June 133 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNNED win, 5-1
    Chile vs. AustraliaFriday, June 136 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPNCHI win, 3-1
    Australia vs. NetherlandsWednesday, June 1812 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNNED win, 3-2
    Spain vs. ChileWednesday, June 183 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNCHI win, 2-0
    Australia vs. SpainMonday, June 2312 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPNESP win, 3-0
    Chile vs. NetherlandsMonday, June 2312 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNNED win, 2-0

     

    Australia Key Facts

    ManagerAnge Postecoglou

    Players to WatchTim Cahill, Mile Jedinak, Mathew Ryan

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2006)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 62

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 2W-6L-2D

     

    Chile Key Facts

    ManagerJorge Sampaoli

    Players to Watch: Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Third Place (1962)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 14

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 6W-2L-2D

     

    Netherlands Key Facts

    ManagerLouis van Gaal

    Players to Watch: Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder

    Previous World Cup Finish: Runner-Up (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Runner-Up (1974, 1978, 2010)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 15

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 5W-1L-4D

     

    Spain Key Facts

    ManagerVicente del Bosque

    Players to Watch: Andres Iniesta, Diego Costa, Xavi

    Previous World Cup FinishChampions (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Champions (2010)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 1

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 7W-2L-1D

Group C

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    Table

    TeamWinLossDrawGDPoints
    Colombia30079
    Greece111-24
    Ivory Coast120-13
    Japan021-41

     

    Schedule

    MatchupDateTime (ET)WatchStreamResult
    Colombia vs. GreeceSaturday, June 1412 p.m.ABCWatchESPNCOL win, 3-0
    Ivory Coast vs. JapanSaturday, June 149 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNCIV win, 2-1
    Colombia vs. Ivory CoastThursday, June 1912 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNCOL win, 2-1
    Greece vs. JapanThursday, June 196 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNDraw, 0-0
    Colombia vs. JapanTuesday, June 244 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNCOL win, 4-1
    Ivory Coast vs. GreeceTuesday, June 244 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPNGRE win, 2-1

     

    Colombia Key Facts

    Manager: Jose Pekerman

    Players to Watch: James Rodriguez, Jackson Martinez, Juan Cuadrado

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (1998)

    Best World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (1990)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 8

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 6W-1L-3D

     

    Greece Key Facts

    ManagerFernando Santos

    Players to WatchGiorgos Karagounis, Georgios Samaras, Konstantinos Mitroglou

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Group Stage (1994, 2010)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 12

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 6W-1L-3D

     

    Ivory Coast Key Facts

    ManagerSabri Lamouchi

    Players to Watch: Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Gervinho

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2006, 2010)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 23

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 4W-3L-3D

     

    Japan Key Facts

    Manager: Alberto Zaccheroni

    Players to Watch: Keisuke Honda, Shinji Kagawa, Atsuto Uchida 

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2002, 2010)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 46

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 7W-2L-1D

Group D

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    Table

    TeamWinLossDrawGDPoints
    Costa Rica20137
    Uruguay21006
    Italy120-13
    England021-21

     

    Schedule

    MatchupDateTime (ET)WatchStreamResult
    Uruguay vs. Costa RicaSaturday, June 143 p.mABCWatchESPNCRC win, 3-1
    Italy vs. EnglandSaturday, June 146 p.mESPNWatchESPNITA win, 2-1
    Uruguay vs. EnglandThursday, June 193 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNURU win, 2-1
    Italy vs. Costa RicaFriday, June 2012 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNCRC win, 1-0
    Italy vs. UruguayTuesday, June 2412 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNURU win, 1-0
    England vs. Costa Rica Tuesday, June 2412 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPNDraw, 0-0

     

    Costa Rica Key Facts

    ManagerJorge Luis Pinto

    Players to Watch: Bryan Ruiz, Joel Campbell, Keylor Navas

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2006)

    Best World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (1990)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 28

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 3W-5L-2D

     

    England Key Facts

    ManagerRoy Hodgson

    Players to Watch: Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2010)

    Best World Cup FinishChampions (1966)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 10

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 5W-2L-3D

     

    Italy Key Facts

    ManagerCesare Prandelli

    Players to Watch: Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo, Daniele De Rossi

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Champions (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 9

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 2W-2L-6D

     

    Uruguay Key Facts

    ManagerOscar Washington Tabarez

    Players to Watch: Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Diego Forlan

    Previous World Cup Finish: Fourth Place (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Champions (1930, 1950)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 7

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 7W-1L-2D

Group E

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    Table

    TeamWinLossDrawGDPoints
    France217
    Switzerland21016
    Ecuador11104
    Honduras3-7

     

    Schedule

    MatchupDateTime (ET)WatchStreamResult
    Switzerland vs. EcuadorSunday, June 1512 p.m. ABCWatchESPNSUI win, 2-1
    France vs. HondurasSunday, June 153 p.m.ABCWatchESPNFRA win, 3-0
    Switzerland vs. France Friday, June 203 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNFRA win, 5-2
    Ecuador vs. HondurasFriday, June 206 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNECU win, 2-1
    Honduras vs. SwitzerlandWednesday, June 254 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPNSUI win, 3-0
    France vs. EcuadorWednesday, June 254 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNDraw, 0-0

     

    Ecuador Key Facts

    ManagerReinaldo Rueda

    Players to Watch: Antonio Valencia, Jefferson Montero, Christian Noboa

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2006)

    Best World Cup FinishRound of 16 (2006)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 26

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 2W-3L-5D

     

    France Key Facts

    ManagerDidier Deschamps

    Players to Watch: Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema, Blaise Matuidi

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Champions (1998)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 17

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 7W-1L-2D

     

    Honduras Key Facts

    ManagerLuis Fernando Suarez

    Players to WatchWilson Palacios, Jerry Bengtson, Carlo Costly

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Group Stage (1982, 2010)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 33

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 3W-3L-4D

     

    Switzerland Key Facts

    ManagerOttmar Hitzfeld

    Players to WatchXherdan Shaqiri, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Gokhan Inler

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Quarterfinals (1934, 1938, 1954)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 6

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 7W-1L-2D

Group F

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    Table

    TeamWinLossDrawGDPoints
    Argentina339
    Nigeria11104
    Bosnia-Herzegovina12003
    Iran021-3

     

    Schedule

    MatchupDateTime (ET)WatchStreamResult
    Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina Sunday, June 156 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNARG win, 2-1
    Iran vs. NigeriaMonday, June 163 p.m.ESPN WatchESPNDraw, 0-0
    Argentina vs. IranSaturday, June 2112 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNARG win, 1-0
    Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. NigeriaSaturday, June 216 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNNGA win, 1-0
    Argentina vs. NigeriaWednesday, June 2512 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNARG win, 3-2
    Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. IranWednesday, June 2512 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPNBIH win, 3-1

     

    Argentina Key Facts

    ManagerAlejandro Sabella

    Players to Watch: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria

    Previous World Cup Finish: Quarterfinals (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Champions (1978, 1986)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 5

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 7W-1L-2D

     

    Bosnia-Herzegovina Key Facts

    ManagerSafet Susic

    Players to Watch: Edin Dzeko, Miralem Pjanic, Asmir Begovic

    Previous World Cup Finish: N/A

    Best World Cup Finish: N/A

    Current FIFA Ranking: 21

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 6W-4L-0D

     

    Iran Key Facts

    ManagerCarlos Queiroz 

    Players to WatchJavad Nekounam, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Ashkan Dejagah

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2006)

    Best World Cup Finish: Group Stage (1978, 1998, 2006)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 43

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 6W-1L-3D

     

    Nigeria Key Facts

    ManagerStephen Keshi

    Players to WatchJohn Obi Mikel, Emmanuel Emenike, Victor Moses

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (1994, 1998)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 44

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 4W-3L-3D

Group G

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    Table

    TeamWinLossDrawGDPoints
    Germany20157
    United States11104
    Portugal111-34
    Ghana021-21

     

    Schedule

    MatchupDateTime (ET)WatchStreamResult
    Germany vs. PortugalMonday, June 1612 p.m. ESPNWatchESPNGER win, 4-0
    United States vs. GhanaMonday, June 166 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNUSA win, 2-1
    Germany vs. GhanaSaturday, June 213 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNDraw, 2-2
    United States vs. PortugalSunday, June 226 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNDraw, 2-2 
    United States vs. GermanyThursday, June 2612 p.m. ESPNWatchESPNGER win, 1-0
    Portugal vs. GhanaThursday, June 2612 p.m. ESPN2WatchESPNPOR win, 2-1

     

    Germany Key Facts

    Manager: Joachim Low

    Players to Watch: Mesut Ozil, Thomas Mueller, Philipp Lahm

    Previous World Cup Finish: Third Place (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Champions (1954, 1974, 1990)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 2

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 7W-0L-3D

     

    Ghana Key Facts

    ManagerKwesi Appiah

    Players to WatchKevin-Prince Boateng, Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan

    Previous World Cup FinishQuarterfinals (2010)

    Best World Cup FinishQuarterfinals (2010)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 37

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 5W-3L-2D

     

    Portugal Key Facts

    ManagerPaulo Bento 

    Players to Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho, Nani

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Third Place (1966)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 4

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 6W-1L-3D

     

    United States Key Facts

    ManagerJurgen Klinsmann

    Players to Watch: Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Third Place (1930)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 13

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 6W-2L-2D

Group H

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    Table

    TeamWinLossDrawGDPoints
    Belgium
    Algeria1114
    Russia 012-12
    South Korea021-31

     

    Schedule

    MatchupDateTime (ET)WatchStreamResult
    Belgium vs. AlgeriaTuesday, June 1712 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNBEL win, 2-1
    Russia vs. South KoreaTuesday, June 176 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNDraw, 1-1
    Belgium vs. RussiaSunday, June 2212 p.m.ABCWatchESPNBEL win, 1-0
    Algeria vs. South KoreaSunday, June 223 p.m.ABCWatchESPNALG win, 4-2
    Belgium vs. South KoreaThursday, June 264 p.m.ESPNWatchESPNBEL win, 1-0
    Russia vs. AlgeriaThursday, June 264 p.m. ESPN2WatchESPNDraw, 1-1

     

    Algeria Key Facts

    ManagerVahid Halilhodzic

    Players to WatchIslam Slimani, Madjid Bougherra, Sofiane Feghouli

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Group Stage (1982, 1986, 2010)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 22

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 8W-1L-1D

     

    Belgium Key Facts

    ManagerMarc Wilmots

    Players to Watch: Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2002)

    Best World Cup Finish: Fourth Place (1986)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 11

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 5W-2L-3D

     

    Russia Key Facts

    ManagerFabio Capello

    Players to WatchAleksandr KokorinRoman Shirokov, Aleksandr Samedov

    Previous World Cup Finish: Group Stage (2002)

    Best World Cup Finish: Fourth Place (1966)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 19

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 7W-0L-3D

     

    South Korea Key Facts

    ManagerHong Myung-bo

    Players to WatchKi Sung-yueng, Park Chu-young, Son Heung-min

    Previous World Cup Finish: Round of 16 (2010)

    Best World Cup Finish: Fourth Place (2002)

    Current FIFA Ranking: 57

    Record (Last 10 Matches): 4W-6L-0D

Bracket

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    Bleacher Report

    After the group stage, the tournament moves to a single-elimination tournament, with the top team from each group matching up against a second-place finisher from the group stage in the round of 16, as seen above. 

    Should any of these games finish in regulation in a draw, the match will go to extra time, which consists of two 15-minute halves. The entire 30 minutes will be played, even if a team should score a goal.   

    If the game is still tied, even after that, the match will turn to penalties. Each team will be given five shooters, and whichever team has the advantage after those five shooters wins. If the shootout is even, additional shooters will be called upon on a round-by-round basis until an advantage is established for one of the teams.

     

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