TV Schedule for 2014 World Cup

New York City, June 5, 2014, –The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be ESPN’s eighth World Cup and most comprehensive presentation to date. ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to air all 64 matches live and in high definition (June 12 – July 13). All ESPN and ESPN2 games will be available on WatchESPN, while ABC matches will be available on WATCH ABC. ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available in more than 85 million homes, will present matches live in multiple languages (other than English and Spanish).
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Biden(left) and Kerry applaud the arrival of World Cup Trophy in a April 2014 ceremony (from state.gov).


2014 WORLD CUP TV SCHEDULE – ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC

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Date Time (ET) Network Match Group Site Match #
Thu 6/12 3:30 p.m. ESPN Brazil vs. Croatia A Sao Paulo 1
Fri 6/13 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Mexico vs. Cameroon A Natal 2
  2:30 p.m. ESPN Spain vs. Netherlands B Salvador 3
  5:30 p.m. ESPN2 Chile vs. Australia B Cuiaba 4
Sat 6/14 11:30 a.m. ABC Colombia vs. Greece C Belo Horizonte 5
  2:30 p.m. ABC Uruguay vs. Costa Rica D Fortaleza 7
  5:30 p.m. ESPN England vs. Italy D Manaus 8
  8:30 p.m. ESPN Ivory Coast vs. Japan C Recife 6
Sun 6/15 11:30 a.m. ABC Switzerland vs. Ecuador E Brasilia 9
  2:30 p.m. ABC France vs. Honduras E Porto Alegre 10
  5:30 p.m. ESPN Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina F Rio de Janeiro 11
Mon 6/16 11:30 a.m. ESPN Germany vs. Portugal G Salvador 13
  2:30 p.m. ESPN Iran vs. Nigeria F Curitiba 12
  5:30 p.m. ESPN Ghana vs. United States G Natal 14
Tue 6/17 11:30 a.m. ESPN Belgium vs. Algeria H Belo Horizonte 15
  2:30 p.m. ESPN Brazil vs. Mexico A Fortaleza 17
  5:30 p.m. ESPN Russia vs. South Korea H Cuiaba 16
Wed 6/18 11:30 a.m. ESPN Australia vs. Netherlands B Porto Alegre 20
  2:30 p.m. ESPN Spain vs. Chile B Rio de Janeiro 19
  5:30 p.m. ESPN Cameroon vs. Croatia A Manaus 18
Thu 6/19 11:30 a.m. ESPN Colombia vs. Ivory Coast C Brasilia 21
  2:30 p.m. ESPN Uruguay vs. England D Sao Paulo 23
   5:30 p.m. ESPN Japan vs. Greece C Natal 22
Fri 6/20 11:30 a.m. ESPN Italy vs. Costa Rica D Recife 24
  2:30 p.m. ESPN Switzerland vs. France E Salvador 25
  5:30 p.m. ESPN Honduras vs. Ecuador E Curitiba 26
Sat 6/21 11:30 a.m. ESPN Argentina vs. Iran F Belo Horizonte 27
  2:30 p.m. ESPN Germany vs. Ghana G Fortaleza 29
  5:30 p.m. ESPN Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina F Cuiaba 28
Sun 6/22 11:30 a.m. ABC Belgium vs. Russia H Rio de Janeiro 31
  2:30 p.m. ABC South Korea vs. Algeria H Porto Alegre 32
  5:30 p.m. ESPN United States vs. Portugal G Manaus 30
Mon 6/23 11:30 a.m. ESPN Netherlands vs. Chile B Sao Paulo 36
  11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Australia vs. Spain B Curitiba 35
  3:30 p.m. ESPN Croatia vs. Mexico A Recife 34
  3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Cameroon vs. Brazil A Brasilia 33
Tue 6/24 11:30 a.m. ESPN Italy vs. Uruguay D Natal 39
  11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Costa Rica vs. England D Belo Horizonte 40
  3:30 p.m. ESPN Japan vs. Colombia C Cuiaba 37
  3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Greece vs. Ivory Coast C Fortaleza 38
Wed 6/25 11:30 a.m. ESPN Nigeria vs. Argentina F Porto Alegre 43
  11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran F Salvador 44
  3:30 p.m. ESPN Ecuador vs. France E Rio de Janeiro 42
  3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Honduras vs. Switzerland E Manaus 41
Thu 6/26 11:30 a.m. ESPN United States vs. Germany G Recife 45
  11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Portugal vs. Ghana G Brasilia 46
  3:30 p.m. ESPN South Korea vs. Belgium H Sao Paulo 47
  3:30 p.m. ESPN2 Algeria vs. Russia H Curitiba 48

2nd Stage – Round of 16

Date Time (ET) Network Matchup   Site Match #
Sat 6/28 11:30 a.m. ABC 1A vs. 2B   Belo Horizonte 49
  3:30 p.m. ABC 1C vs. 2D   Rio de Janeiro 50
Sun 6/29 11:30 a.m. ESPN 1B vs. 2A Fortaleza 51
  3:30 p.m. ESPN 1D vs. 2C Recife 52
Mon 6/30 11:30 a.m. ESPN 1E vs. 2F Brasilia 53
  3:30 p.m. ESPN 1G vs. 2H Porto Alegre 54
Tue 7/1 11:30 a.m. ESPN 1F vs. 2E Sao Paulo 55
  3:30 p.m. ESPN 1H vs. 2G Salvador 56

2nd Stage – Quarterfinals

Date Time (ET) Network Matchup   Site Match #
Fri 7/4 11:30 a.m. ESPN2 Winners 53 vs. 54   Rio de Janeiro 58
  3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 49 vs. 50   Fortaleza 57
Sat 7/5 11:30 a.m. ABC Winners 55 vs. 56   Brasilia 60
  3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 51 vs. 52   Salvador 59

2nd Stage – Semifinals

Date Time (ET) Network Matchup   Site Match #
Tue 7/8 3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 57 vs. 58 Belo Horizonte 61
Wed 7/9 3:30 p.m. ESPN Winners 59 vs. 60 Sao Paulo 62

Third Place Match

Sat 7/12 3:30 p.m. ESPN Losers – 61 vs. 62 Brasilia 63

2014 FIFA World Cup Title Match

Sun 7/13 2:30 p.m. ABC Winners – 61 vs. 62   Rio de Janeiro 64

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be ESPN’s eighth World Cup and most comprehensive presentation to date.  ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC will combine to air all 64 matches live and in high definition (June 12 – July 13). All ESPN and ESPN2 games will be available on WatchESPN, while ABC matches will be available on WATCH ABC. ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available in more than 85 million homes, will present matches live in multiple languages (other than English and Spanish).

ESPN’s presentation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will include comprehensive news and information coverage of the month-long soccer showcase with renowned journalists reporting on the tournament and the host country of Brazil. Additional English-language coverage of the quadrennial event will total more than 90 hours of original programming and will include SportsCenter at the World Cup, a nightly World Cup Tonight program, ESPN FC World Cup Encore, a 30-minute pre-match show, halftime and post-match segments, as well as a World Cup-branded ESPN Films 30 for 30: Soccer Stories series, E:60 shows, and access-driven long-form storytelling features.

ESPN garnered more than 40 industry awards, including three Sports Emmys, for its presentation of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa – more accolades than any single event in the company’s history.


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