USA vs. Portugal 2014: TV schedule, start time for 2014 World Cup

The USA could qualify for the knockout stages with a game to spare if they can defeat troubled Portugal in Manaus.

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The United States could seal an early qualification into the knockout stages of the World Cup if they can defeat Portugal.

The two teams clash in Manaus on very different levels of morale, with the U.S. still buzzing after John Brooks' headed winner against Ghana gave Jurgen Klinsmann's charges the belief to believe they can make it into the next round.

USA-Portugal preview

In contrast, Portugal are combatting rumours about the injury status of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and are smarting after a thrashing at the hands of Germany in the opening game, as well as a burgeoning injury crisis, with Fabio Coentrao already ruled out for the whole tournament.

It should still be an even game, but with much of the pre-match buildup set to focus on Ronaldo, the Real Madrid forward could be a decisive influence in how things pan out. Without their captain, Portugal will be even more vulnerable than against Germany and the U.S. could claim with their game against Germany to spare, potentially setting up a mouthwatering clash with Russia in the next round.

Match Date/Time: 23rd June, 6 p.m. ET

Venue: Arena Amazonia, Manaus

TV: ESPN (U.S. English), ESPN Deportes (U.S. Spanish), BBC One (U.K.), CBC (Canada), RTP1 (Portugal)

U.S. Announcers: Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman

Online: ESPN3 (U.S.), BBC iPlayer (U.K.), CBC Live Streaming (Canada)

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