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The 2014 World Cup continues, but now the knockout round is here. This format features 16 teams competing for global dominance. No longer can teams lose and tie to advance.

Now, it's do or die for each team in single-elimination games from here on out. Knockout plya begins on June 28, with the quarter-finals starting on July 4. The semi-finals then take place on July 8 and 9, with the final of the tournament scheduled for July 13.

All four teams from the semi-finals are assured one more game. The losers of both semifinal games will play in a 3rd-place match held in Brasilia on July 12, one day before the final.

Here is an outline of how the knockout play works.

Knockout Round Schedule

Date Time (BST/ET) Matchup
June 28 5 p.m./Noon Brazil vs. Chile
June 28 9 p.m./4 p.m. Colombia vs. Uruguay
June 29 5 p.m./Noon Netherlands vs. Mexico
June 29 9 p.m./4 p.m. Costa Rica vs. Greece
June 30 5 p.m./Noon France vs. Nigeria
June 30 9 p.m./4 p.m. Germany vs. Algeria
July 1 5 p.m./Noon Argentina vs. Switzerland
July 1 9 p.m./4 p.m. Belgium vs. USA

Odds to Reach Quarter-finals, via Odds Shark.

Team Odds
Brazil 1-4
Chile 3-1
Colombia 1-2
Uruguay 13-8
Netherlands 11-20
Mexico 6-4
Costa Rica 8-11
Greece 21-20
France 2-9
Nigeria 7-2
Germnay 1-9
Algeria 6-1
Argentina 2-9
Switzerland 10-3
Belgium 4-9
USA 15-8

Rule Changes

You may recall the US tying Portugal during group play. There will be no ties in this round. If after 90 minutes the match ends in a draw, extra time of two periods of 15 minutes each will be played. If the score is level after extra time penalty kicks will be taken to determine the winner.

Full Remaining World Cup Schedule

Date Matchup Time ET TV Online
Sat, June 28 Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up 12 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Sat, June 28 Group C winner vs. Group D runner-up 4 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Sun, June 29 Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up 12 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Sun, June 29 Group D winner vs. Group C runner-up 4 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Mon, June 30 Group E winner vs. Group F runner-up 12 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Mon, June 30 Group G winner vs. Group H runner-up 4 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Tue, July 1 Group F winner vs. Group E runner-up 12 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Tue, July 1 Group H winner vs. Group G runner-up 4 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Sat, July 5 Quarterfinal 12 p.m. ABC WatchESPN
Sat, July 5 Quarterfinal 4 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Tue, July 8 Semifinal 4 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Wed, July 9 Semifinal 4 p.m. ESPN WatchESPN
Sat, July 12 Third Place Game 4 p.m. ESPN/ITV WatchESPN
Sun, July 13 Final 4 p.m. ABC/BBC 1 WatchESPN