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TV Times For FIFA World Cup 2014 For Soccer Fans in the United States

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Now that the excitement is building for World Cup 2014, we’ve compiled a list of TV times when matches will kick off on Eastern Time in the United States.

World Cup 2014 is going to be the most ideal World Cup tournament in terms of kick-off times since 1994 when the tournament was hosted on US soil. That means no more getting up in the middle of the night to watch matches like we did in 2002, and no more morning kickoffs like we had in 1998, 2006 and 2010.

What it does mean is that the kick-off times are going to be perfect for soccer fans who want to watch matches on their lunch break, later in the afternoon or in the early evening. There’s even one match that kicks off at 9pm ET on a Saturday night!

We won’t know which teams will be playing when until the draw takes place on Friday, December 6.

For viewers in the United States, all matches will be on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 (as well as WatchESPN.com).

Here are the TV times for World Cup 2014.

Thursday, June 12
Brazil vs A2, 4pm ET

Friday, June 13
A3 vs A4, Noon ET
B1 vs B2, 3pm ET
B3 vs B4, 6pm ET

Saturday, June 14
C1 vs C2, Noon ET
D1 vs D2, 3pm ET
C3 vs C4, 6pm ET
D3 vs D4, 9pm ET

Sunday, June 15
E1 vs E2, Noon ET
E3 vs E4, 3pm ET
F1 vs F2, 6pm ET

Monday, June 16
G1 vs G2, Noon ET
F3 vs F4, 3pm ET
G3 vs G4, 6pm ET

Tuesday, June 17
H1 vs H2, Noon ET
Brazil vs A3, 3pm ET
H3 vs H4, 6pm ET

Wednesday, June 18
B4 vs B2, Noon ET
A4 vs A2, 3pm ET
B1 vs B3, 6pm ET

Thursday, June 19
C1 vs C3, Noon ET
D1 vs D3, 3pm ET
C4 vs C2, 6pm ET

Friday, June 20
D4 vs D2, Noon ET
E1 vs E3, 3pm ET
E4 vs E2, 6pm ET

Saturday, June 21
F1 vs F3, Noon ET
G1 vs G3, 3pm ET
F4 vs F2, 6pm ET

Sunday, June 22
H4 vs H2, Noon ET
G4 vs G2, 3pm ET
H1 vs H3, 6pm ET

Monday, June 23
B4 vs B1, Noon ET
B2 vs B3, Noon ET
A2 vs A3, 4pm ET
A4 vs Brazil, 4pm ET

Tuesday, June 24
D2 vs D3, Noon ET
D4 vs D1, Noon ET
C4 vs C1, 4pm ET
C2 vs C3, 4pm ET

Wednesday, June 25
F4 vs F1, Noon ET
F2 vs F3, Noon ET
E4 vs E1, 4pm ET
E2 vs E3, 4pm ET

Thursday, June 26
G2 vs G3, Noon ET
G4 vs G1, Noon ET
H4 vs H1, 4pm ET
H2 vs H3, 4pm ET

Friday, June 27
No games

Read: ESPN’s US TV Coverage Plans for FIFA World Cup 2014.

Saturday, June 28
Round of 16 — 1A vs 2B, Noon ET
Round of 16 — 1C vs 2D, 4pm ET

Sunday, June 29
Round of 16 — 1B vs 2A, Noon ET
Round of 16 — 1D vs 2C, 4pm ET 

Monday, June 30
Round of 16 — 1E vs 2F, Noon ET
Round of 16 — 1G vs 2H, 4pm ET

Tuesday, July 1
Round of 16 — 1F vs 2E, Noon ET
Round of 16 — 1H vs 2G, 4pm ET

Wednesday, July 2
No games

Thursday, July 3
No games

Read: ESPN Faces Toughest Decision Of Its World Cup 2014 Coverage.

Friday, July 4
Quarter-finals — W53 vs W54, Noon ET
Quarter-finals — W49 vs W50, 4pm ET

Saturday, July 5
Quarter-finals — W55 vs W56, Noon ET
Quarter-finals — W51 vs W52, 4pm ET

Sunday, July 6
No games

Monday, July 7
No games

Tuesday, July 8
Semi-final — W57 vs W58, 4pm ET

Wednesday, July 9
Semi-final — W59 vs W60, 4pm ET

Thursday, July 10
No games

Friday, July 11
No games

Saturday, July 12
Third place match, 4pm ET

Sunday, July 13
World Cup Final, 3pm ET

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5 Responses to TV Times For FIFA World Cup 2014 For Soccer Fans in the United States

  1. Jason Gatties says:

    I wouldn’t say its outstanding. On weekdays, I will still have to go all ninja style and watch at work or DVR it for the noon & 3pm kick offs. I was actually hoping for at least 2 evening matches (Eastern Time) during the weekdays.

  2. Rick says:

    ESPN needs to have a Match of the Day style daily evening show for the world cup. Show highlights and less talk. ESPN FC is too much talk and little highlights.

  3. Paul Loli says:

    We will be hoping to make that first game of the Selecao, if ready and able. Hopefully not too tough of a group, but feel the young Brazil squad will be ready.

  4. cnl.onions says:

    Hmmm anywhere hiring that gives you a month’s leave, all paid? ;)

  5. I’am a former soccer player, allstate in highschool and allconference in college. I’ve watched every world cup game,2014, so far, but I can’t take it anymore. If I see one more player take a dive I’m going to blow my brains out. It’s so embarrassing to the game I used to love. That is not football. Grown men diving on the ground curl up in a ball and scream and cry. WTF. IF FIFA continues to allow this crap to continue I will never watch another game and anyone with any self respect won’t either. The players that take dives are supposed to be carded or ejected! Football is now ruined and dead to me! Clean it up or take it off the air!

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