2014 WORLD CUP: Schedule and Standings

Ian Walton

Complete schedule, standings, results, and highlights of the 2014 World Cup, updated daily.

The World Cup begins with group play which was determined by a seeded draw.  In group play teams play in a round robin format where they receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. Any ties in a group are determined by each teams goal differential. Basically every single goal is important. The top 2 teams from each group advance to the knock out stages. Tie-breakers go like this...

  1. Total points
  2. Goal differential
  3. Total goals scored
  4. Head to head
  5. Drawing of lots

It didn't take long for the drama to start. Yesterday the Netherlands absolutely dismantled Spain in a 5-1 upset. Spain is the defending World Cup Champion, and is considered the best team in the world, but now their tournament hopes are on the brink. A four goal differential in one game is huge. Chances are a tie would send them home. They must win out, and hope the Dutch do the same.

The United States has their work cut out to make it out of group G, otherwise known as the group of death. Germany is the second ranked team on the planet and the favorite to claim the top spot.  Portugal only has one of the best players in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo, and an extremely talented roster in general. Ghana is the final team in the group, and is the bane of team USA's existence in the World Cup. The African country has sent the U.S. home the previous two.

Here's a complete look at the standings, schedule, and knockout round bracket. Teams that are through to the knockout round are bold, eliminated in italics. Click on the results for match highlights.

KNOCKOUT ROUND...

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No, the Germany - Brazil result is not a typo.

The 2014 World Cup Group Table
GROUP A P W D L GD PTS GROUP B P W D L GD PTS GROUP C P W D L GD PTS
1. Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 7 1. Netherlands 3 3 0 0 7 9 1. Colombia 3 3 0 0 7 9
2. Mexico 3 2 1 0 3 7 2. Chile 3 2 1 0 2 6 2. Greece 3 1 1 1 -2 4
3. Croatia 3 1 0 2 0 3 3. Spain 3 1 0 2 -3 3 3. Ivory Coast 3 1 0 2 -1 3
4. Cameroon 3 0 0 3 -8 0 4. Australia 3 0 0 3 -6 0 4. Japan 3 0 1 2 -4 1
GROUP D P W D L GD PTS GROUP E P W D L GD PTS GROUP F P W D L GD PTS
1. Costa Rica 3 2 1 0 3 7 1. France 3 2 1 0 6 7 1. Argentina 3 3 0 0 3 9
2. Uraguay 3 2 0 1 0 6 2. Switzerland 3 2 0 1 1 6 2. Nigeria 3 1 1 1

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3. Italy 3 1 0 2 -1 3 3. Ecuador 3 1 1 1 0

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3. Boznia-Herz 3 1 0 2 0 3
4. England 3 0 1 2 -2 1 4. Honduras 3 0 0 3 -7 0 4. Iran 3 0 1 1 -3 1
GROUP G P W D L GD PTS GROUP H P W D L GD PTS
1. Germany 3 2 1 0 5 7 1. Belgium 3 3 0 0 3 9
2. USA 3 1 1 1 0 4 2. Algeria 3 1 1 1 1 4
3. Portugal 3 1 1 1 -3 4 3. Russia 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4. Ghana 3 0 1 2 -2 1 4. S Korea 3 0 1 2 -3 1

The 2014 World Cup Schedule
TIME (ET) MATCH GROUP TV RESULT
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
3:00 PM Brazil vs Croatia A ESPN Brazil 3-1
Friday, June 13th, 2014
12:00 PM Mexico vs Cameroon A ESPN2 Mexico 1-0
3:00 PM Spain vs Netherlands B ESPN Netherlands 5-1
6:00 PM Chile vs Australia B ESPN2 Chili 3-1
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
12:00 PM Colombia vs Greece C ABC Colombia 3-0
3:00 PM Uruguay vs Costa Rica D ABC Costa Rica 3-1
6:00 PM England vs Italy D ESPN Italy 2-1
9:00 PM Ivory Coast vs Japan C ESPN Ivory Coast 2-1
Sunday, June 15th, 2014
12:00 PM Switzerland vs Ecuador E ABC Switzerland 2-1
3:00 PM France vs Honduras E ABC France 3-0
6:00 PM Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina F ESPN Argentina 2-1
Monday, June 16th, 2014
12:00 PM Germany vs Portugal G ESPN Germany 4-0
3:00 PM Iran vs Nigeria F ESPN Draw 0-0
6:00 PM Ghana vs United States G ESPN USA 2-1
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
12:00 PM Belgium vs Algeria H ESPN Belgium 2-1
3:00 PM Brazil vs Mexico A ESPN Draw 0-0
6:00 PM Russia vs South Korea H ESPN Draw 1-1
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
12:00 PM Australia vs Netherlands B ESPN Netherlands 3-2
3:00 PM Spain vs Chile B ESPN Chili 2-0
6:00 PM Cameroon vs Croatia A ESPN Croatia 4-0
Thursday, June 19th, 2014
12:00 PM Colombia vs Ivory Coast C ESPN Colombia 2-1
3:00 PM Uraguay vs England D ESPN Uruguay 2-1
6:00 PM Japan vs Greece C ESPN Draw 0-0
Friday, June 20th, 2014
12:00 PM Italy vs Costa Rica D ESPN Costa Rica 1-0
3:00 PM Switzerland vs France E ESPN France 5-2
6:00 PM Honduras vs Ecuador E ESPN Ecuador 2-1
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
12:00 PM Argentina vs Iran F ESPN Argentina 1-0
3:00 PM Germany vs Ghana G ESPN Draw 2-2
6:00 PM Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina F ESPN Nigeria 1-0
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
12:00 PM Belgium vs Russia H ABC Belgium 1-0
3:00 PM South Korea vs Algeria H ABC Algeria 4-2
6:00 PM United States vs Portugal G ESPN Draw 2-2
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
12:00 PM Australia vs Spain B ESPN2 Spain 3-0
12:00 PM Netherlands vs Chile B ESPN Netherlands 2-0
4:00 PM Croatia vs Mexico A ESPN Mexico 3-1
4:00 PM Cameroon vs Brazil A ESPN2 Brazil 4-1
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
12:00 PM Costa Rica vs England D ESPN2 Draw 0-0
12:00 PM Italy vs Uraguay D ESPN Uraguay 1-0
4:00 PM Japan vs Colombia C ESPN Colombia 4-1
4:00 PM Greece vs Ivory Coast C ESPN2 Greece 2-1
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
12:00 PM Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Iran F ESPN2 Boznia-Herz 3-1
12:00 PM Nigeria vs Argentina F ESPN Argentina 3-2
4:00 PM Ecuador vs France E ESPN Draw 0-0
4:00 PM Honduras vs Switzerland E ESPN2 Switzerland 3-0
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
12:00 PM Portugal vs Ghana G ESPN2 Portugal 2-1
12:00 PM United States vs Germany G ESPN Germany 1-0
4:00 PM South Korea vs Belgium H ESPN Belgium 1-0
4:00 PM Algeria vs Russia H ESPN2 Draw 1-1


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