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

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIJune 26, 2014

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 25:  Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 25, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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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

B/R

 

Viewing Information

World Cup Round of 16 Schedule
DateTime (ET)FixtureTV Info
Sat., June 2812 p.m.Brazil vs. ChileABC
Sat., June 284 p.m.Colombia vs. UruguayABC
Sun., June 2912 p.m.Netherlands vs. MexicoESPN
Sun., June 294 p.m.Costa Rica vs. GreeceESPN
Mon., June 3012 p.m.France vs. NigeriaESPN
Mon., June 304 p.m.Germany vs. AlgeriaESPN
Tue., July 112 p.m.Argentina vs. SwitzerlandESPN
Tue., July 14 p.m.Belgium vs. USAESPN
FIFA.com

 

Odds

Odds to Win 2014 World Cup
CountryOdds
Brazil3-1
Germany4-1
Argentina4-1
Netherlands6-1
France7-1
Belgium15-1
Colombia18-1
Mexico22-1
Chile25-1
Uruguay30-1
United States40-1
Costa Rica40-1
Greece80-1
Switzerland80-1
Nigeria200-1
Algeria200-1
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.