World Cup 2014 Round of 16: Dates, Start Times and Odds for Updated Bracket

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World Cup 2014 Round of 16: Dates, Start Times and Odds for Updated Bracket
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Just like that, the field of 32 teams competing in the 2014 World Cup has been divided in half.

There's already been a bevy of incredible games featuring dramatic finishes and upset victories.

Before the World Cup began, proposing the idea that Spain, Italy, England and Portugal would all be eliminated early, and the United States would survive the "Group of Death," would seem preposterous.

Well, that's exactly what happened.

The intensity will only continue to grow from here. To ensure not a moment of action is missed going forward, let's take a look at the World Cup's updated bracket, complete viewing information and odds for the knockout stages.

 

Updated Bracket

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Viewing Information

World Cup Round of 16 Schedule
Date Time (ET) Fixture TV Info
Sat., June 28 12 p.m. Brazil vs. Chile ABC
Sat., June 28 4 p.m. Colombia vs. Uruguay ABC
Sun., June 29 12 p.m. Netherlands vs. Mexico ESPN
Sun., June 29 4 p.m. Costa Rica vs. Greece ESPN
Mon., June 30 12 p.m. France vs. Nigeria ESPN
Mon., June 30 4 p.m. Germany vs. Algeria ESPN
Tue., July 1 12 p.m. Argentina vs. Switzerland ESPN
Tue., July 1 4 p.m. Belgium vs. USA ESPN

FIFA.com

 

Odds

Odds to Win 2014 World Cup
Country Odds
Brazil 3-1
Germany 4-1
Argentina 4-1
Netherlands 6-1
France 7-1
Belgium 15-1
Colombia 18-1
Mexico 22-1
Chile 25-1
Uruguay 30-1
United States 40-1
Costa Rica 40-1
Greece 80-1
Switzerland 80-1
Nigeria 200-1
Algeria 200-1

Vegas Insider

Odds courtesy of Vegas Insider.

 

Round of 16 Facts

The round of 16 features plenty of football powerhouses, but it's also comprised of some very surprising teams. Here's a look at some of the most intriguing facts so far in this year's World Cup.

Thomas Mueller scored Germany's lone goal in the team's win against the U.S. on Thursday. His strike was impressive in its own right, but his World Cup record is simply astounding. Genius Football tweeted his stats:

Due to Germany's well-rounded team, Mueller has a great chance to add to those numbers in the knockout stages.

Algeria made their own history on Thursday, as the country advanced to the round of 16 for the first time, according to a tweet from Peter Pedroncelli of Goal.com:

There's plenty to celebrate for this team, and that showed in the players' reactions after the match, courtesy of a tweet from Squawka Football:

Of course, the round of 16 always has its usual suspects. Paulo Freitas tweeted the impressive runs of Mexico, Brazil and Germany:

Speaking of the round of 16's regulars, half of this year's teams are the same squads from the 2010 World Cup, according to Paul Carr of ESPN:

For the Americans, the team has found itself in uncharted territory after advancing to the round of 16 for the second consecutive World Cup, according to IndyStar Sports:

Taking it one step further, this is the first time in World Cup history three teams from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) have reached the round of 16. Fox Soccer tweeted the record:

With so many historical feats already taking place in the group stages of the 2014 World Cup, the knockout rounds promise to deliver even more awe-inspiring action.

Hang on for a wild ride.

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