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World Cup 2014 TV Schedule, Match Start Time, TV Channels, How to Watch ABC, ESPN Live Stream Online

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    Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal from a penalty kick during the 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014.
June 14, 2014|10:49 pm

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is well underway in Brazil with four big games taking place on Saturday and three more scheduled to take place on Sunday. The tournament kicked off in Brazil on Thursday June 12, 2014 with a colorful and festival-like opening ceremony followed by the opening game of the tournament between hosts Brazil and European opponents Croatia. Three games also took place on Friday, which included some shocks and fantastic action.

A full schedule of matches as well as a full TV schedule and how to watch the games can be seen below.

On Thursday Brazil got the World Cup off to the perfect start for the host nation, with a 3-1 win over Croatia.

Neymar scored two goals taking his goal tally for his country up to an amazing 33. That means at just 22 years old he is already the seventh top goal scorer in Brazil history. He is already level with Jairzinho and Ronaldinho despite only having 50 caps to his name and probably the best part of another decade remaining in his international career.

However, the opening game of the World Cup was not without controversy. Croatia managed to claim a shock lead after 11 minutes when Marcelo scored an own goal. But Neymar canceled out that goal, striking on 29 minutes.

It was Neymar's second goal that sparked controversy though, when Fred threw himself on the floor as he backed into Croatia's Dejan Lovren in the box. Referee Yuichi Nishimura pointed to the spot, and despite strong protests from the Croatia players, and surprise from TV commentators, Neymar stepped up to give Brazil the lead.

Brazil then sat back and invited pressure from Croatia, and although the European side pushed for the equalizer, ultimately they were forced to push up too much and Brazil hit them on the counter, with Oscar scoring the third in the 91st minute.

Croatia will feel hard done by, especially at the controversial penalty decision, but they will now have to look towards their two remaining Group A games against Mexico and Cameroon to claim two wins that would see them still progress to the knock out stages.

On Friday three more games took place, with Mexico claiming a 1-0 win over Cameroon to get their campaign underway. Friday's second game was the shock of the tournament so far, as reigning champions Spain were demolished by the Netherlands 5-1. The Spanish had looked comfortable, and were just minutes away from going in at half-time 1-0 up. However, Holland got the equilizer just before the break, and the second half stunned the World Cup as the Dutch scored four more unanswered goals, and it could have been more! In the final game of Friday, Chile defeated Australia 3-1 to give them a great chance of progressing to the knock out rounds.

On Saturday there were four games; Colombia eased to an easy victory over Greece to take control of Group C. That 3-0 win puts them top of the group and in a perfect position to qualify for the knock out stages. In Group D, Costa Rica pulled off a shock by defeating Uruguay 3-1. Many had Uruguay down as one of the favorites to progress out of a tough Group D, but they will now be up against it and must likely defeat both England and Italy to progress.

England meanwhile were unable to get their World Cup off to the start they wanted. Italy defeated England 2-1 in a humid and hot affair. Roy Hodgson's England in fact played much better than most had expected and drove forward throughout the game with some exciting young talent. However, they were let down by their final ball and finishing, and where they lacked the Italians excelled, proving ruthless in scoring their two goals to take the three points.

In the final game on Saturday, Ivory Coast managed to comeback from 1-0 down to win the game 2-1 against a very tough Japan team. They will be pleased to have gotten past that hurdle as Japan were some people's favorites to pull off a shock or two in this year's tournament.

All 64 World Cup 2014 matches will be broadcast live on TV on the ABC and ESPN/ESPN2 networks. Games will also be streamed online via WatchABC and WatchESPN. The full remaining World Cup 2014 schedule and TV details are shown below:

(All times Eastern)

First Round

Sunday, June 15

12 p.m.: Switzerland vs. Ecuador at Estádio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ABC)
3 p.m.: France vs. Honduras at Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ABC)
6 p.m.: Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ESPN)

Monday, June 16
12 p.m.: Germany vs. Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN)
3 p.m.: Iran vs. Nigeria at Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (ESPN)
6 p.m.: Ghana vs. United States at Estadio das Dunas, Natal (ESPN)

Tuesday, June 17
12 p.m.: Belgium vs. Algeria at Estádio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ESPN)
3 p.m.: Brazil vs. Mexico at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN)
6 p.m.: Russia vs. South Korea at Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba (ESPN)

Wednesday, June 18
12 p.m.: Australia vs. Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ESPN)
3 p.m.: Spain vs. Chile at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ESPN)
6 p.m.: Cameroon vs. Croatia at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (ESPN)

Thursday, June 19
12 p.m.: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN)
3 p.m.: Uruguay vs. England at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN)
6 p.m.: Japan vs. Greece at Estadio das Dunas, Natal (ESPN)

Friday, June 20
12 p.m.: Italy vs. Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN)
3 p.m.: Switzerland vs. France at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN)
6 p.m.: Honduras vs. Ecuador at Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (ESPN)

Saturday, June 21
12 p.m.: Argentina vs. Iran at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ESPN)
3 p.m.: Germany vs. Ghana at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN)
6 p.m.: Nigeria vs. Bosnia Herzegovina at Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba (ESPN)

Sunday, June 22
12 p.m.: Belgium vs. Russia at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ABC)
3 p.m.: South Korea vs. Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ABC)
6 p.m.: United States vs. Portugal at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (ESPN)

Monday, June 23
12 p.m.: Netherlands vs. Chile at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN2)
12 p.m.: Australia vs. Spain at Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (ESPN)
4 p.m.: Croatia vs. Mexico at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN)
4 p.m.: Cameroon vs. Brazil at Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN2)

Tuesday, June 24
12 p.m.: Italy vs. Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas, Natal (ESPN)
12 p.m.: Costa Rica vs. England at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ESPN2)
4 p.m.: Japan vs. Colombia at Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá (ESPN)
4 p.m.: Greece vs. Ivory Coast at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN2)

Wednesday, June 25
12 p.m.: Nigeria vs. Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ESPN)
12 p.m.: Bosnia Herzegovina vs. Iran at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN2)
4 p.m.: Ecuador vs. France at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ESPN2)
4 p.m.: Honduras vs. Switzerland at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (ESPN)

Thursday, June 26
12 p.m.: United States vs. Germany at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN)
12 p.m.: Portugal vs. Ghana at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN2)
4 p.m.: South Korea vs. Belgium at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN)
4 p.m.: Algeria vs. Russia at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ESPN2)

Round of 16

Saturday, June 28
12 p.m.: 1A vs. 2B at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ABC)
4 p.m.: 1C vs. 2D at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ABC)

Sunday, June 29
12 p.m.: 1B vs. 2A at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN)
4 p.m.: 1D vs. 2C at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN)

Monday, June 30
12 p.m.: 1E vs. 2F at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN)
4 p.m.: 1G vs. 2H at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ESPN)

Tuesday, July 1
12 p.m.: 1F vs. 2E at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN)
4 p.m.: 1H vs. 2G at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN)

Quarterfinals

Friday, July 4
12 p.m.: Round of 16 winners at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ESPN2)
4 p.m.: Round of 16 winners at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN)

Saturday, July 5
12 p.m.: Round of 16 winners at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ABC)
4 p.m. Round of 16 winners at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN)

Semifinals

Tuesday, July 8
4 p.m.: Quarterfinal winners at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ESPN)

Wednesday, July 9
Quarterfinal winners at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN)

Third-Place Game

Saturday, July 12
4 p.m.: Semifinal losers at Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN)

Final

Sunday, July 13
4 p.m.: Semifinal winners at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ABC)

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