Soccer World Cup Game ScheduleChristopher Elser
Soccer’s World Cup is taking place in Brazil, with the host nation attempting to win a record sixth time and make up for a surprise defeat by Uruguay in 1950, the last time it hosted the event.
So far, the monthlong tournament has featured the highest scoring rate since 1982, nine dismissals, five own goals and other surprises, including Africa getting two nations -- Algeria and Nigeria -- out of the group stages for the first time in the event’s history, and three former winners -- England, Italy and defending champion Spain -- failing to advance.
Reigning World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo scored just once as his Portugal team went home after the first stage, and the always goal-hungry Luis Suarez went home while Uruguay stayed when he proved interested in taking a bite of the shoulder of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.
It all wraps up with a final in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on July 13.
Here’s the schedule, with local start times in Brazil, where most cities are one hour ahead of New York time and four hours behind London. Manaus in the Amazon is on the same time as New York.
For a map of venues, click here.
Tuesday July 1 ROUND OF 16 Argentina vs Switzerland Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo 1 pm ROUND OF 16 Belgium vs U.S. Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador 5 pm
QUARTERFINALS Friday July 4 Maracanã in Rio De Janeiro 1 pmQUARTERFINALS Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza 5 pm
Saturday July 5 QUARTERFINALS Estadio Nacional in Brasilia 1 pmQUARTERFINALS Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador 5 pm
SEMIFINALS Tuesday July 8 Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte 5 pmWednesday July 9 SEMIFINALS Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo 5 pm THIRD-PLACE PLAYOFF Saturday July 12 Estadio Nacional in Brasilia 5pm
FINAL Sunday July 13 Maracanã in Rio De Janeiro 4 pm--------------------------------- RESULTS Thursday June 12 GROUP A Brazil 3-1 Croatia Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo Friday June 13 GROUP A Mexico 1-0 Cameroon Estadio das Dunas in Natal
GROUP B Netherlands 5-1 Spain Arena Fonte Nova in SalvadorGROUP B Chile 3-1 Australia Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba Saturday June 14 GROUP C Colombia 3-0 Greece Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte
GROUP D Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica Estadio Castelao in FortalezaGROUP D England 1-2 Italy Arena Amazonia in Manaus
GROUP C Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan Arena Pernambuco in RecifeSunday June 15 GROUP E Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador Estadio Nacional in Brasilia
GROUP E France 3-0 Honduras Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto AlegreGROUP F Argentina 2-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Maracanã in Rio De Janeiro Monday June 16 GROUP G Germany 4-0 Portugal Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador
GROUP F Iran 0-0 Nigeria Arena da Baixada in CuritibaGROUP G Ghana 1-2 U.S. Estadio das Dunas in Natal Tuesday June 17 GROUP H Belgium 2-1 Algeria Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte
GROUP A Brazil 0-0 Mexico Estadio Castelao in FortalezaGROUP H Russia 1-1 South Korea Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba Wednesday June 18 GROUP B Australia 2-3 Netherlands Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre
GROUP B Spain 0-2 Chile Maracanã in Rio De JaneiroGROUP A Cameroon 0-4 Croatia Arena Amazonia in Manaus Thursday June 19 GROUP C Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast Estadio Nacional in Brasilia
GROUP D Uruguay 2-1 England Arena Corinthians in Sao PauloGROUP C Japan 0-0 Greece Estadio das Dunas in Natal Friday June 20 GROUP D Italy 0-1 Costa Rica Arena Pernambuco in Recife
GROUP E Switzerland 2-5 France Arena Fonte Nova in SalvadorGROUP E Honduras 1-2 Ecuador Arena da Baixada in Curitiba Saturday June 21 GROUP F Argentina 1-0 Iran Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte
GROUP G Germany 2-2 Ghana Estadio Castelao in FortalezaGROUP F Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba Sunday June 22 GROUP H Belgium 1-0 Russia Maracanã in Rio De Janeiro
GROUP H Korea 2-4 Algeria Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto AlegreGROUP G US 2-2 Portugal Arena Amazonia in Manaus Monday June 23 GROUP B Netherlands 2-0 Chile Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo
GROUP B Australia 0-3 Spain Arena da Baixada in CuritibaGROUP A Cameroon 1-4 Brazil Estadio Nacional in Brasilia
GROUP A Croatia 1-3 Mexico Arena Pernambuco in RecifeTuesday June 24 GROUP D Italy 0-1 Uruguay Estadio das Dunas in Natal
GROUP D Costa Rica 0-0 England Estadio Mineirao in Belo HorizonteGROUP C Japan 1-4 Colombia Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba
GROUP C Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast Estadio Castelao in FortalezaWednesday June 25 GROUP F Nigeria 2-3 Argentina Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre GROUP F Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-1 Iran Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador
GROUP E Honduras 0-3 Switzerland Arena Amazonia in ManausGROUP E Ecuador 0-0 France Maracanã in Rio De Janeiro Thursday June 26 GROUP G Portugal 2-1 Ghana Estadio Nacional in Brasilia
GROUP G US 0-1 Germany Arena Pernambuco in RecifeGROUP H Korea 0-1 Belgium Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo
GROUP H Algeria 1-1 Russia Arena da Baixada in CuritibaROUND OF 16 Saturday June 28 Brazil 3-2 Chile (penalty kicks) Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte
Colombia 2-0 Uruguay Maracanã in Rio De JaneiroSunday June 29 ROUND OF 16 Netherlands 2-1 Mexico Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza ROUND OF 16 Costa Rica 5-3 Greece (penalty kicks) Arena Pernambuco in Recife Monday June 30 ROUND OF 16 France 2-0 Nigeria Estadio Nacional in Brasilia ROUND OF 16 Germany 2-1 Algeria (AET) Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre --------------------------------