FIFA World Cup 2014: Schedule, Groups, TV Coverage and Live Stream Info

Jamie McDonald

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014, and it will be the 20th World Cup. Countries from around the globe have gathered to determine which national team is greatest of them all.

Be sure to check out SB Nation Soccer for all the latest World Cup news and game recaps.

ESPN will kick off its month long coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with 24 hours of "Countdown to Brazil" programming focusing on the quadrennial tournament. The "Countdown to Brazil" will begin Wednesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN with a two-hour 2014 FIFA World Cup Preview.

As for the games, ESPN is streaming all 64 World Cup matches online via its WatchESPN website and WatchESPN apps for tablets, smartphones, and set-top boxes.

The Spanish-language network will stream every match of the tournament's first two rounds for free on its website and Univision Deportes mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Here's a look at the World Cup groupings:

Group A:

-Brazil
-Croatia
-Mexico
-Cameroon

Group B:

-Spain
-Netherlands
-Chile
-Australia

Group C:

-Colombia
-Greece
-Ivory Coast
-Japan

Group D:

-Uruguay
-Costa Rica
-England
-Italy

Group E:

-Switzerland
-Ecuador
-France
-Honduras

Group F:

-Argentina
-Bosnia and Herzegovina
-Iran
-Nigeria

Group G:

-Germany
-Portugal
-Ghana
-United States

Group H:

-Belgium
-Algeria
-Russia
-South Korea

Here is the full tournament schedule. All times below are PST:

Thursday, June 12

1 p.m. - Brazil vs. Croatia, ESPN

Friday, June 13

9 a.m. - Mexico vs. Cameroon, ESPN2
12 p.m. - Spain vs. Netherlands, ESPN
3 p.m. - Chile vs. Australia, ESPN2

Saturday, June 14

9 a.m. - Colombia vs. Greece, ABC
12 p.m. - Uruguay vs. Costa Rica
3 p.m. - England vs. Italy, ESPN
6 p.m. - Ivory Coast vs. Japan, ESPN

Sunday, June 15

9 a.m. - Switzerland vs. Ecuador, ABC
12 p.m. - France vs. Honduras, ABC
3 p.m. - Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN

Monday, June 16

9 a.m. - Germany vs. Portugal, ESPN
12 p.m. - Iran vs. Nigeria, ESPN
3 p.m. - Ghana vs. United States, ESPN

Tuesday, June 17

9 a.m. - Belgium vs. Algeria, ESPN
12 p.m. - Brazil vs. Mexico, ESPN
3 p.m. - Russia vs. South Korea, ESPN

Wednesday, June 18

9 a.m. - Australia vs. Netherlands, ESPN
12 p.m. - Spain vs. Chile, ESPN
3 p.m. - Cameroon vs. Croatia, ESPN

Thursday, June 19

9 a.m. - Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, ESPN
12 p.m. - Uruguay vs. England, ESPN
3 p.m. - Japan vs. Greece, ESPN

Friday, June 20

9 a.m. - Italy vs. Costa Rica, ESPN
12 p.m. - Switzerland vs. France, ESPN
3 p.m. - Honduras vs. Ecuador, ESPN

Saturday, June 21

9 a.m. - Argentina vs. Iran, ESPN
12 p.m. - Germany vs. Ghana, ESPN
3 p.m. - Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, ESPN

Sunday, June 22

9 a.m. - Belgium vs. Russia, ABC
12 p.m. - South Korea vs. Algeria, ABC
3 p.m. - United States vs. Portugal, ESPN

Monday, June 23

9 a.m. - Netherlands vs. Chile, ESPN
9 a.m. - Australia vs. Spain, ESPN2
1 p.m. - Croatia vs. Mexico, ESPN
1 p.m. - Cameroon vs. Brazil, ESPN2

Tuesday, June 24

9 a.m. - Italy vs. Uruguay, ESPN
9 a.m. - Costa Rica vs. England, ESPN2
1 p.m. - Japan vs. Colombia, ESPN
1 p.m. - Greece vs. Ivory Coast, ESPN2

Wednesday, June 25

9 a.m. - Nigeria vs. Argentina, ESPN
9 a.m. - Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, ESPN2
1 p.m. - Ecuador vs. France, ESPN
1 p.m. - Honduras vs. Switzerland, ESPN2

Thursday, June 26

9 a.m. - United States vs. Germany, ESPN
9 a.m. - Portugal vs. Ghana, ESPN2
1 p.m. - South Korea vs. Belgium, ESPN
1 p.m. - Algeria vs. Russia, ESPN2

Saturday, June 28

9 a.m. - Round of 16, 1A vs. 2B, ABC
1 p.m. - Round of 16, 1C vs. 2D, ABC

Sunday, June 29

9 a.m. - Round of 16, 1B vs. 2A, ESPN
1 p.m. - Round of 16, 1D vs. 2C, ESPN

Monday, June 30

9 a.m. - Round of 16, 1E vs. 2F, ESPN
1 p.m. - Round of 16, 1G vs. 2H, ESPN

Tuesday, July 1

9 a.m. - Round of 16, 1F vs. 2E, ESPN
1 p.m. - Round of 16, 1H vs. 2G, ESPN

Friday, July 4

9 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2
1 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 5

9 a.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN2
1 p.m. - Quarterfinals, ESPN

Tuesday, July 8

1 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Wednesday, July 9

1 p.m. - Semifinals, ESPN

Saturday, July 12

1 p.m. - Third-place match, ESPN

Sunday, July 13

1 p.m. - Final, ABC

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