FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Schedule

us-soccer-dont-tread-on-meThe FIFA World Cup™ 2014 Brazil schedule was determined today. 

The United States was drawn into a very difficult Group G, perhaps the feared “Group of Death”, along with perennial super-powers Germany, Portugal, and Ghana who has essentially eliminated the USA in the last two World Cups. One leading story-line is that USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was a former star player for the German national team and was Germany’s coach for the 2006 World Cup hosts, faces his home-country’s team. The United States also has the most difficult travel schedule of all the teams in the tournament with an anticipated 9,000 miles of travel with matches in the far inland, tropical Manaus. This is definitely not a draw that many US soccer supporters were hoping for.

England was drawn into Group D in the third position with Uruguay, Costa Rica, and four-time World Champions Italy.

There will be several tough groups in this summer’s tournament. Group B is also considered a “Group of Death” with Spain, the defending World Cup Champions as well as the 2008 & 2012 European Champions. They will open on the second day of the tournament with a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final over the Netherlands.

The USA opens on Monday, June 16th at 6:00pm EDT.

Here is the United States’ schedule (all times EDT):
Monday, June 16 at 6:00pm vs. Ghana
Sunday, June 22 at 4:00pm vs Portugal
Thursday, June 26 at 12:00pm vs Germany

The full schedule of games in chronological order is as follows:

12 June (Thu)
4:00pm Brazil v Croatia
13 June (Fri)
12:00pm Mexico v Cameroon
3:00pm Spain v Netherlands
6:00pm Chile v Australia
14 June (Sat)
12:00pm Colombia v Greece
3:00pm Uruguay v Costa Rica
6:00pm Côte d’Ivoire v Japan
8:00pm England v Italy
15 June (Sun)
12:00pm Switzerland v Ecuador
3:00pm France v Honduras
6:00pm Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina
16 June (Mon)
12:00pm Germany v Portugal
3:00pm Iran v Nigeria
6:00pm Ghana v USA
17 June (Tue)
12:00pm Belgium v Algeria
3:00pm Brazil v Mexico
6:00pm Russia v South Korea
18 June (Wed)
12:00pm Australia v Netherlands
3:00pm Cameroon v Croatia
6:00pm Spain v Chile
19 June (Thu)
12:00pm Colombia v Côte d’Ivoire
3:00pm Uruguay v England
6:00pm Japan v Greece
20 June (Fri)
12:00pm Italy v Costa Rica
3:00pm Switzerland v France
6:00pm Honduras v Ecuador
21 June (Sat)
12:00pm Argentina v Iran
3:00pm Germany v Ghana
6:00pm Nigeria v Bosnia-Herzegovina
22 June (Sun)
12:00pm South Korea v Algeria
4:00pm USA v Portugal
6:00pm Belgium v Russia
23 June (Mon)
12:00pm Australia v Spain
12:00pm Netherlands v Chile
4:00pm Cameroon v Brazil
4:00pm Croatia v Mexico
24 June (Tue)

12:00pm Italy v Uruguay
12:00pm Costa Rica v England
4:00pm Japan v Colombia
4:00pm Greece v Côte d’Ivoire
25 June (Wed)
12:00pm Nigeria v Argentina
12:00pm Bosnia-Herzegovina v Iran
4:00pm Honduras v Switzerland
4:00pm Ecuador v France
26 June (Thu)
12:00pm USA v Germany
12:00pm Portugal v Ghana
4:00pm South Korea v Belgium
4:00pm Algeria v Russia

Round of 16
28 June (Sat)
match 49 12:00pm 1A v 2B
match 50 4:00pm 1C v 2D
29 June (Sun)
match51 12:00pm 1B v 2A
match 52 4:00pm 1D v 2C
30 June (Mon)
match 53 12:00pm 1E v 2F
match 54 4:00pm 1G v 2H
1 July (Tue)
match 55 12:00pm 1H v 2G
match 56 4:00pm 1F v 2E

Quarter-Finals
4 July (Fri)
match 58 12:00pm Winner match 53 v Winner match 54
match 57 4:00pm Winner match 49 v Winner match 50
5 July (Sat)
match 60 12:00pm Winner match 55 v Winner match 56
match 59 4:00pm Winner match 51 v Winner match 52

Semi-Finals
8 July (Tue)
match 61 4:00pm Winner match 57 v Winner match 58
9 July (Wed)
match 62 4:00pm Winner match 59 v Winner match 60

12 July (Sat) – Third Place
4:00pm Loser match 61 v Loser match 62

13 July (Sun) – Final
3:00pm Winner match 61 v Winner match 62

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