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World Cup TV and Internet Schedule: Comprehensive Guide For All Games on ESPN, Univision and ESPN Deportes

world cup draw fifa World Cup TV and Internet Schedule: Comprehensive Guide For All Games on ESPN, Univision and ESPN Deportes

For soccer fans in the United States, trying to stay on top of where you can watch the World Cup on television and the Internet is like a part-time job. Luckily, we’ve done all the work for you so all you have to do is bookmark this page and keep on returning to it throughout the tournament.

First things first, here’s background information regarding what the three main broadcasters are providing to sports fans in the United States:

ESPN

The self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports has assembled a world-class team of talent and commentators to bring you all 64 games live on television and Internet. More details can be found via the following links:

• ESPN announces hosts for World Cup TV coverage,
• ESPN names 4 additional analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup,
• ESPN hire Jon Champion and Daniel Mann as World Cup 2014 commentators,
• ESPN announces studio team for World Cup 2014 coverage featuring Van Nistelrooy and Gilberto.

UNIVISION DEPORTES

Spanish-language Univision Deportes will launch 24/7 coverage of the World Cup beginning June 9th with the most coverage the United States has ever seen. More details are just a click away:

• Univision president discusses World Cup coverage plans,
• Univision Deportes announces talent lineup for World Cup 2014 coverage,
• Univision Deportes to kick off 24/7 coverage of World Cup 2014 on June 9.

ESPN DEPORTES

While ESPN Deportes do not have Spanish-language rights to the FIFA World Cup tournament, they do have Portuguese language rights as well as a number of other World Cup-related shows. See details below.

ESPN Deportes announces details regarding World Cup coverage plans,
• ESPN Deportes adds Hugo Sanchez to its World Cup coverage lineup.

With that all said, here’s the complete TV guide for soccer fans in the United States who will be watching World Cup 2014:

World Cup 2014 Broadcast TV and Internet Schedule

 

Thursday, June 12

Brazil vs Croatia, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Friday, June 13

Mexico vs Cameroon, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Spain vs Holland, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Chile vs Australia, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Saturday, June 14

Colombia vs Greece, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Uruguay vs Costa Rica, 3pm ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

England vs Italy, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Ivory Coast vs Japan, 9pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, June 15

Switzerland vs Ecuador, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

France vs Honduras, 3pm ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Argentina vs Bosnia, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Monday, June 16

Germany vs Portugal, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Iran vs Nigeria, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Ghana vs USA, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Tuesday, June 17

Belgium vs Algeria, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes+

Brazil vs Mexico, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Russia vs South Korea, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes+

 

Wednesday, June 18

Australia vs Holland, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Spain vs Chile, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Cameroon vs Croatia, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Thursday, June 19

Colombia vs Ivory Coast, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Uruguay vs England, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Japan vs Greece, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Friday, June 20

Italy vs Costa Rica, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Switzerland vs France, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Honduras vs Ecuador, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Saturday, June 21

Argentina vs Iran, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Germany vs Ghana, 3pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Nigeria vs Bosnia, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, June 22

Belgium vs Russia, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

South Korea vs Algeria, 3pm ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

USA vs Portugal, 6pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Monday, June 23

Holland vs Chile, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Australia vs Spain, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Croatia vs Mexico, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Cameroon vs Brazil, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

 

Tuesday, June 24

Costa Rica vs England, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Italy vs Uruguay, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Japan vs Colombia, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Greece vs Ivory Coast, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

 

Wednesday, June 25

Nigeria vs Argentina, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Bosnia vs Iran, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Honduras vs Switzerland, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Ecuador vs France, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

 

Thursday, June 26

Portugal vs Ghana, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

USA vs Germany, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

South Korea vs Belgium, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

Algeria vs Russia, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: UniMás, Galavision and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes or ESPN Deportes+

 

Friday, June 27
No games

 

Saturday, June 28

Round of 16 — Brazil vs Chile, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Round of 16 — Uruguay vs Colombia, 4pm ET, ABC, Watch ABC,

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, June 29

Round of 16 — Mexico vs Netherlands, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Round of 16 — Costa Rica vs Greece, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Monday, June 30

Round of 16 — France vs Nigeria, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Round of 16 — Germany vs Algeria, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Tuesday, July 1

Round of 16 — Argentina vs Switzerland, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Round of 16 — USA vs Belgium, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Wednesday, July 2
No games

 

Thursday, July 3
No games

 

Friday, July 4

Quarter-finals — France vs Germany, Noon ET

• English language: ESPN2 and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Quarter-finals — Brazil vs Colombia, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Saturday, July 5

Quarter-finals — Belgium vs Argentina, Noon ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Quarter-finals — Holland vs Costa Rica, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, July 6
No games

 

Monday, July 7
No games

 

Tuesday, July 8

Semi-final — Brazil vs Germany, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Wednesday, July 9

Semi-final — Netherlands vs Argentina, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Thursday, July 10
No games

 

Friday, July 11
No games

 

Saturday, July 12

Third place match, 4pm ET

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

 

Sunday, July 13

World Cup Final, 3pm ET

• English language: ABC and Watch ABC
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

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24 Responses to World Cup TV and Internet Schedule: Comprehensive Guide For All Games on ESPN, Univision and ESPN Deportes

  1. Ken says:

    Unfortunately, some of the games are on ESPN 3, but others, like the first England game and the first US game among others, are only available if your TV provider has WatchESPN, otherwise, you can only see them on the TV broadcast.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      You can watch them online via Univision Deportes, which is offering access without authentication for the vast majority of games (until the final stages of the tournament).

      • Ken says:

        The only problem is I don’t speak spanish. That being said, I have a vpn service that I will use for BBC and ITV feeds.

        • SoF says:

          Ken – one of the benefits of knowing or learning Spanish is it enpands the options to avoid the Fox/Gus/Wynalda train wreck with great joy.

    • Ian Storm says:

      It seems unclear. The first few days show matches on ESPN3, but then those disappear from the schedule. Hopefully the schedule will be updated as we get closer?

      • Christopher Harris says:

        All 64 games will be available online, in English, via WatchESPN.com

        • Ian Storm says:

          Yeah, but available to cable tv subscribers, or to isp providers like me?

          WatchESPN isnt specific enough.

          • Christopher Harris says:

            You have to be a paid TV subscriber in order to watch the World Cup games on WatchESPN.

            Another option is to consider watching the games on Univision. They’re offering online access to the vast majority of the games (until the last stages of the tournament) without requiring authentication.

      • Ian Storm says:

        Benefit to ESPN3 is being able to use the Roku. Univision I’d have to cluge up some laptop-to-tv connection for every game.

        I think my confusion is that if I look at the June 12th schedule, it shows the first match as ‘ESPN3′ which typically means I (an isp sub) could watch it. There is no visible difference between it and say the Tactical Cam, which I could watch for the US/Turkey game on Sunday. So how can I tell if it’s tv-sub only or isp-sub?

        • Tony Butterworth says:

          I Don’t think this has been resolved. The ESPN3 schedule (not the WatchESPN schedule) shows plenty of games so I am hopeful that it will work out.

          It’s not a “cable subscription” you need, it’s a subscription to a participating supplier which includes many, but not all, cable companies and Dish but not DirectTV.

  2. Sam says:

    Just wondering, did ESPN change some of the match channels around or is there some typos? The opening match with Brazil vs Croatia on your previous article said that match would be on ESPN not ESPN2. Also with the Holland vs Chile match on June 23. It was previously scheduled on ESPN not ABC.

    • Ken says:

      I just looked at WatchESPN.com and the matches are as you described. I am thinking that in the process of looking up all of the matches/channels/times, the author transposed/had a couple of typos in the posting.

      • Christopher Harris says:

        The above TV schedule has been updated. ESPN made some changes after first publishing the schedule, but it’s now up to date.

  3. Tim says:

    Thank you for this!

  4. techvet says:

    Don’t forget also that for those driving around, etc., all the games will be on ESPN Radio, available via mobile app.

  5. Taylor says:

    Chris,

    will there be a broadcast of the opening ceremony before the match itself?

  6. Rizki says:

    Will Peter Drury And Jon Champion Commentary At 2014 Fifa World Cup For World Feed?

  7. Damir says:

    Any info on what the schedule will be for replay matches? I’d like to watch the games on my TV and not on ESPN.com. I am assuming ESPN will replay these matches later for those who missed it.

  8. azeem says:

    espn is best

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