World Cup Schedule 2014: Dates, Times And Teams Set For All First-Round Games After Draw


Mark your calendars! The dates, times and teams for all matches in the first round of the 2014 World Cup are set. The 32 national teams heading to Brazil in June 2014 were drawn into eight groups during a ceremony on Friday.

The hosts landed in Group A and will face Croatia in the opening match of the tournament on Friday, June 13th in Natal. Perhaps the most high-profile game in the opening days of the tournament is a rematch between 2010 finalists Spain and the Netherlands. Prominent among the other early matches both pairings in Group G, otherwise known as the "Group Of Death." The action in that group will get underway with a USA-Ghana grudge match and a confrontation between Portugal and Germany on June 16.

Here is a look at the groups and schedule for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, via The Associated Press:

Brazil vs. Croatia, 4 p.m.

Mexico vs. Cameroon, Noon

Brazil vs. Mexico, 3 p.m.

Croatia vs. Cameroon, 3 p.m.

Brazil vs. Cameroon, 4 p.m.

Croatia vs. Mexico, 4 p.m.

Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m.

Chile vs. Australia, 6 p.m.

Spain vs. Chile, 6 p.m.

Netherlands vs. Australia, Noon

Spain vs. Australia, Noon

Netherlands vs. Chile, Noon

Colombia vs. Greece, Noon

Ivory Coast vs. Japan, 6 p.m.

Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, Noon

Greece vs. Japan, 6 p.m.

Colombia vs. Japan, 4 p.m.

Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 4 p.m.

Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, 3 p.m.

England vs. Italy, 9 p.m.

Uruguay vs. England, 3 p.m.

Costa Rica vs. Italy, Noon

Uruguay vs. Italy, Noon

Costa Rica vs. England, Noon

Switzerland vs. Ecuador, Noon

France vs. Honduras, 3 p.m.

Switzerland vs. France, 3 p.m.

Ecuador vs. Honduras, 6 p.m.

Switzerland vs. Honduras, 4 p.m.

Ecuador vs. France, 4 p.m.

Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6 p.m.

Iran vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m.

Argentina vs. Iran, Noon

Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria, 6 p.m.

Argentina vs. Nigeria, Noon

Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, Noon

Germany vs. Portugal, Noon

Ghana vs. United States, 6 p.m.

Germany vs. Ghana, 3 p.m.

Portugal vs. United States, 3 p.m.

Germany vs. United States, Noon

Portugal vs. Ghana, Noon

Belgium vs. Algeria, Noon

Russia vs. South Korea, 6 p.m.

Belgium vs. Russia, 6 p.m.

Algeria vs. South Korea, Noon

Belgium vs. South Korea, 4 p.m.

Algeria vs. Russia, 4 p.m.

Group A winner vs. Group B second place, Noon

Group C winner vs. Group D second place, 4 p.m.

Group B winner vs. Group A second place, Noon

Group D winner vs. Group C second place, 4 p.m.

Group E winner vs. Group F second place, Noon

Group G winner vs. Group H second place, 4 p.m.

Group F winner vs. Group E second place, Noon

Group H winner vs. Group G second place, 4 p.m.

Game 49 winner vs. Game 50 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 53 winner vs. Game 54 winner, Noon

Game 51 winner vs. Game 52 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 55 winner vs. Game 56 winner, Noon

Game 57 winner vs. Game 58 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 59 winner vs. Game 60 winner, 4 p.m.

Semifinal losers, 4 p.m.

Semifinal winners, 3 p.m.

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