2014 World Cup Day 5: US team debut, TV schedule, online streaming, results, standings and more

Kevin C. Cox

The 2014 FIFA World Cup continues today with the next three games on the schedule, including the US Men's National Team's debut. You can find how to watch the game below, as well as the results and current standings in the tournament.

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.  We are on to Day 5 of the month long tournament; the world champion will be crowned on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.  We are also up to the point where the US Men's National Team will open their World Cup 2014 campaign, playing in the 5:30pm ET game tonight.

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

Group play games will kickoff 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.

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 parentheses 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 (+2) Netherlands 3 (+4) Columbia 3  (+3)
Mexico 3 (+1) Chile 3 (+2) Ivory Coast 3 (+1)
Cameroon 0 (-1) Australia 0 (-2) Japan 0(-1)
Croatia 0 (-2) Spain 0 (-4) Greece 0 (-3)
Group D Group E Group F
Costa Rica 3 (+2) France 3 (+3) Argentina 3(+1)
Italy 3 (+1) Switzerland 3 (+1) Iran ---
England 0 (-1) Ecuador 0 (-1) Nigeria ---
Uruguay 0 (-2) Honduras 0 (-3) Bosnia-Herzegovina 0 (-1)
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

Mexico 1 - 0 Cameroon
Spain 1 - 5 Netherlands
Chile 3 - 1 Australia

Saturday, June 14

Colombia 3 - 0 Greece
Uruguay 1 - 3 Costa Rica
England 1 - 2 Italy
Ivory Coast 2 - 1 Japan

Sunday, June 15

Switzerland 2 - 1 Ecuador
France 3 - 0 Honduras
Argentina 2 - 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina

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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