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

A tie would send both the United States and Germany through to the knockout rounds, but don't expect these two sides to simply play it out. Find out how to watch on TV and online.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

When the World Cup draw first came out, the popular thinking was that Germany would have likely secured passage into the knockout rounds by the time they played the United States. This was not shaping up as a particularly intriguing matchup on Thursday in Recife (ESPN, noon ET).

But this World Cup has been anything but predictable, so maybe it shouldn't be surprising that this match is now dripping with intrigue.

Both teams come in tied on four points and with the ability to finish anywhere from first to third in the group, although it would take a rather epic collapse to keep Germany from moving along. A tie would put both sides through, while a multi-goal German victory would leave the United States in serious trouble.

The group winner gets a very winnable match against one of Russia, Algeria or South Korea while finishing second will mean a match against Belgium and Argentina likely awaiting them in the quarterfinals.

Match Date/Time: 1 p.m. local, noon ET

Venue: Arena Pernambucho, Recife, Brazil

TV: ESPN (U.S. - English), Univision (U.S. - Spanish), BBC 1 (U.K.), CBC (Canada), Servus TV (Germany)

United States announcers: Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman

Online: WatchESPN (U.S.), ITV Player (U.K.)

Listings via LiveSoccerTV

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