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2014 World Cup TV schedule and announcers

The world's biggest sporting event will take over the ESPN family of networks in June and July.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

ESPN will broadcast all 64 matches from the 2014 World Cup live in the U.S. on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. The tournament, which begins in Sao Paulo on June 12 and finishes with the final on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro, will also see every match available online via Watch ESPN or Watch ABC.

All three United States group stage matches will be on ESPN, beginning on June 16 when they play Ghana at 5:30 p.m. ET in Natal. Six days later, the U.S. will square off against Portugal in the Amazon City of Manaus at 5:30 p.m., before finishing the group stage against Germany on June 26 at 11:30 a.m. ET in Recife.

The tournament's opening match, featuring hosts Brazil taking on Croatia, will be on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. Following that, matches for the first two rounds of group stage matches will be played at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. The final round of group stage matches, which sees both matches in each group played concurrently so as not to provide any team an advantage, will be played at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

All of the knockout stage matches will be played at 11:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m., except for the final, which will be broadcast at 2:30 p.m. on ABC.

In addition to its match coverage, ESPN will have a 30-minute pre-match show for every contest, halftime shows and post-match shows. The network will also have SportsCenter at the World Cup and a nightly 30-minute recap show from Brazil.

Broadcast schedule (all times ET)

Thursday, June 12

3:30 p.m. - Brazil vs. Croatia, ESPN. Announcers: Ian Darke, Steve McManaman

Friday, June 13

11:30 a.m. - Mexico vs. Cameroon, ESPN2. Announcers: Fernando Palomo, Alejandro Moreno
2:30 p.m. - Spain vs. Netherlands, ESPN. Announcers: Jon Champion, Stewart Robson
5:30 p.m. - Chile vs. Australia, ESPN2. Announcers: Daniel Mann, Kasey Keller

Saturday, June 14

11:30 a.m. - Colombia vs. Greece, ABC. Announcers: Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman
2:30 p.m. - Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, ABC. Announcers: Champion, Robson
5:30 p.m. - England vs. Italy, ESPN. Announcers: Darke, McManaman
8:30 p.m. - Ivory Coast vs. Japan, ESPN. Announcers: Derek Rae, Efan Ekoku

Sunday, June 15

11:30 a.m. - Switzerland vs. Ecuador, ABC. Announcers: Healey, Moreno
2:30 p.m. - France vs. Honduras, ABC. Announcers: Mann, Keller
5:30 p.m. - Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN. Announcers: Rae, Roberto Martinez

Monday, June 16

11:30 a.m. - Germany vs. Portugal, ESPN. Announcers: Champion, Robson
2:30 p.m. - Iran vs. Nigeria, ESPN. Announcers: Rae, Ekoku
5:30 p.m. - Ghana vs. United States, ESPN. Announcers: Darke, Twellman

Tuesday, June 17

11:30 a.m. - Belgium vs. Algeria, ESPN. Announcers: Healey, Ekoku
2:30 p.m. - Brazil vs. Mexico, ESPN. Announcers: Palomo, Moreno
5:30 p.m. - Russia vs. South Korea, ESPN. Announcers: Mann, Keller

Wednesday, June 18

11:30 a.m. - Australia vs. Netherlands, ESPN. Announcers: Champion, Robson
2:30 p.m. - Spain vs. Chile, ESPN. Announcers: Darke, McManaman
5:30 p.m. - Cameroon vs. Croatia, ESPN. Announcers: Rae, Keller

Thursday, June 19

11:30 a.m. - Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, ESPN. Announcers: Healey, Moreno
2:30 p.m. - Uruguay vs. England, ESPN. Announcers: Darke, McManaman
5:30 p.m. - Japan vs. Greece, ESPN. Announcers: Mann, Ekoku

Announcers from June 20, onwards are to be determined.

Friday, June 20

11:30 a.m. - Italy vs. Costa Rica, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Switzerland vs. France, ESPN
5:30 p.m. - Honduras vs. Ecuador, ESPN

Saturday, June 21

11:30 a.m. - Argentina vs. Iran, ESPN
2:30 p.m. - Germany vs. Ghana, ESPN
5:30 p.m. - Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN

Sunday, June 22

11:30 a.m. - Belgium vs. Russia, ABC
2:30 p.m. - South Korea vs. Algeria, ABC
5:30 p.m. - United States vs. Portugal, ESPN

Monday, June 23

11:30 a.m. - Netherlands vs. Chile, ESPN
11:30 a.m. - Australia vs. Spain, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Croatia vs. Mexico, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Cameroon vs. Brazil, ESPN2

Tuesday, June 24

11:30 a.m. - Italy vs. Uruguay, ESPN
11:30 a.m. - Costa Rica vs. England, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Japan vs. Colombia, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Greece vs. Ivory Coast, ESPN2

Wednesday, June 25

11:30 a.m. - Nigeria vs. Argentina, ESPN
11:30 a.m. - Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Ecuador vs. France, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Honduras vs. Switzerland, ESPN2

Thursday, June 26

11:30 a.m. - United States vs. Germany, ESPN
11:30 a.m. - Portugal vs. Ghana, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - South Korea vs. Belgium, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Algeria vs. Russia, ESPN2

Saturday, June 28

11:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1A vs. 2B, ABC
3:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1C vs. 2D, ABC

Sunday, June 29

11:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1B vs. 2A, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1D vs. 2C, ESPN

Monday, June 30

11:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1E vs. 2F, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1G vs. 2H, ESPN

Tuesday, July 1

11:30 a.m. - Round of 16, 1F vs. 2E, ESPN
3:30 p.m. - Round of 16, 1H vs. 2G, ESPN

Friday, July 4

11:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 5

11:30 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2
3:30 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Tuesday, July 8

3:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Wednesday, July 9

3:30 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 12

3:30 p.m. - Third-place match, ESPN

Sunday, July 13

2:30 p.m. - Final, ABC