World Cup 2014: TV schedule, online streaming, standings and more for Day 2 (6/13/14)

The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins this afternoon, with the host nation of Brazil facing Croatia in group play. Below, you will find all of the group play schedules.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Preview'

The 2014 World Cup will be broadcast live in the United States, with all 64 matches airing on either ESPN, ESPN2, or ABC.  Yesterday, the tournament started with Brazil beating Croatia 3-1 in a game that immediately opened the officiating to crticism. The world champion will be crowned on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

Every game can be streamed online on either WatchESPN or WatchABC.

Starting today, games will be played at 11:30am, 2:30pm, and 5:30pm Eastern Time (all times from here on will be Eastern) every day until we reach the final set of group play matches. Then, in order to make sure no team receives an advantage of already knowing if they have qualified for the knockout stage, or if they are going home, the four teams from each group will play in two concurrent matches. Those days, there will be no 5:30pm games.

Brazil vs Croatia Controversy

Yesterday's opening match of course featured a call that immediately opened the tournament to controversy.  Brazil's Fred blatantly took a dive inside the Croatian 18-yard box, and was awarded a penalty kick.  At that point, Croatia was holding on to a 1-1 draw with just under 20 minutes remaining in the 90-minute contest.  Neymar converted the penalty kick, his second goal of the game, to give Brazil a 2-1 lead in the 71st minute.  Oscar then added a third goal late in the game, with Croatia, by then, looking defeated.

US Men's National Team Schedule

If you just want to know the Team USA schedule, we've pulled out their three matches right here. All three contests will be on ESPN, starting on June 16 when they face Ghana at 5:30pm in Natal. On June 22, they will face Portugal, again at 5:30pm, in Manaus' Amazonia Arena, inside the Amazon Rainforest. Their final group stage game, and possibly the determining factor in making out of the "Group of Death" will be against Germany on June 26 at 11:30am in Recife.

Group Standings

Group standings are based on a points scale, with three points awarded for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss.  Ties are broken by goal differential (which we will annotate in paranthesis next to the points each team has).  If two teams have identical numbers of points and goal differential, then the number of goals scored becomes the third tie-break.

Group A   Group B   Group C  
Brazil 3 Australia --- Columbia ---
Cameron --- Chile --- Greece ---
Mexico --- Netherlands --- Ivory Coast ---
Croatia 0 Spain --- Japan ---
Group D Group E Group F
Costa Rica --- Ecuador --- Argentina ---
England --- France --- Bosnia-Herzegovina ---
Italy --- Honduras --- Iran ---
Uruguay --- Switzerland --- Nigeria ---
Group G Group H
Germany --- Algeria ---
Ghana --- Belgium ---
Portugal --- Russia ---
United States --- South Korea ---

Group Stage Match Schedule and Announcers

Thursday, June 12

Brazil 3 - 1 Croatia

Friday, June 13

11:30 a.m. - Mexico vs. Cameroon, ESPN2. Announcers: Fernando Palomo, Alejandro Moreno
2:30 p.m. - Spain vs. Netherlands, ESPN. Announcers: Jon Champion, Stewart Robson
5:30 p.m. - Chile vs. Australia, ESPN2. Announcers: Daniel Mann, Kasey Keller

Saturday, June 14

11:30 a.m. - Colombia vs. Greece, ABC. Announcers: Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman
2:30 p.m. - Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, ABC. Announcers: Champion, Robson
5:30 p.m. - England vs. Italy, ESPN. Announcers: Darke, McManaman
8:30 p.m. - Ivory Coast vs. Japan, ESPN. Announcers: Derek Rae, Efan Ekoku

Sunday, June 15

11:30 a.m. - Switzerland vs. Ecuador, ABC. Announcers: Healey, Moreno
2:30 p.m. - France vs. Honduras, ABC. Announcers: Mann, Keller
5:30 p.m. - Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN. Announcers: Rae, Roberto Martinez

Monday, June 16

11:30 a.m. - Germany vs. Portugal, ESPN. Announcers: Champion, Robson
2:30 p.m. - Iran vs. Nigeria, ESPN. Announcers: Rae, Ekoku
5:30 p.m. - Ghana vs. United States, ESPN. Announcers: Darke, Twellman

Tuesday, June 17

11:30 a.m. - Belgium vs. Algeria, ESPN. Announcers: Healey, Ekoku
2:30 p.m. - Brazil vs. Mexico, ESPN. Announcers: Palomo, Moreno
5:30 p.m. - Russia vs. South Korea, ESPN. Announcers: Mann, Keller

Wednesday, June 18

11:30 a.m. - Australia vs. Netherlands, ESPN. Announcers: Champion, Robson
2:30 p.m. - Spain vs. Chile, ESPN. Announcers: Darke, McManaman
5:30 p.m. - Cameroon vs. Croatia, ESPN. Announcers: Rae, Keller

Thursday, June 19

11:30 a.m. - Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, ESPN. Announcers: Healey, Moreno
2:30 p.m. - Uruguay vs. England, ESPN. Announcers: Darke, McManaman
5:30 p.m. - Japan vs. Greece, ESPN. Announcers: Mann, Ekoku

Friday, June 20
(Announcers from June 20 on still to be determined)

11:30 a.m. - Italy vs. Costa Rica, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Switzerland vs. France, ESPN
5:30 p.m. - Honduras vs. Ecuador, ESPN

Saturday, June 21

11:30 a.m. - Argentina vs. Iran, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Germany vs. Ghana, ESPN
5:30 p.m. - Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN

Sunday, June 22

11:30 a.m. - Belgium vs. Russia, ABC
2:30 p.m. - South Korea vs. Algeria, ABC
5:30 p.m. - United States vs. Portugal, ESPN

Monday, June 23

11:30 a.m. - Netherlands vs. Chile, ESPN
11:30 a.m. - Australia vs. Spain, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Croatia vs. Mexico, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Cameroon vs. Brazil, ESPN2

Tuesday, June 24

11:30 a.m. - Italy vs. Uruguay, ESPN
11:30 a.m. - Costa Rica vs. England, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Japan vs. Colombia, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Greece vs. Ivory Coast, ESPN2

Wednesday, June 25

11:30 a.m. - Nigeria vs. Argentina, ESPN
11:30 a.m. - Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Ecuador vs. France, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Honduras vs. Switzerland, ESPN2

Thursday, June 26

11:30 a.m. - United States vs. Germany, ESPN
11:30 a.m. - Portugal vs. Ghana, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - South Korea vs. Belgium, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Algeria vs. Russia, ESPN2

Knockout Stage Match Schedule

Obviously, teams are still to be determined. To read this, the winner of Group A will be 1A and second place will be 2A. Group B winner is 1B, and so on.

Saturday, June 28

11:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1A vs. 2B, ABC
3:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1C vs. 2D, ABC

Sunday, June 29

11:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1B vs. 2A, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1D vs. 2C, ESPN

Monday, June 30

11:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1E vs. 2F, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1G vs. 2H, ESPN

Tuesday, July 1

11:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1F vs. 2E, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1H vs. 2G, ESPN

Friday, July 4

11:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 5

11:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Tuesday, July 8

3:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Wednesday, July 9

3:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 12

3:30 p.m. - Third-place match, ESPN

Sunday, July 13

2:30 p.m. - Final, ABC

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