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2014 World Cup Draw: Full schedule for all group games

Dec 6, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

The World Cup draw threw together some giants of world soccer as a incredible tournament awaits in Brazil next summer.

U.S. national team will face Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Group G as Jurgen Klinsmann’s men were handed a hugely difficult task.

(MORE: 2014 World Cup Draw: USA in Group of Death with Germany, Portugal, Ghana)

Elsewhere the other top groups see Group B stacked, with Spain and Holland squaring off in the opening game as the 2010 finalists will lock horns once again. England and Italy were pitted together in Group D, along with Uruguay, while France got off relatively easily as they face Honduras, Ecuador and Switzerland.


Below is the World Cup group stage draw in full with group games lists, with the dates, times (in U.S. EST) and host venue for each game.

Group A:Brazil, Croatia Mexico, Cameroon

Fixture schedule

12 June 16:00 Sao Paulo Brazil v      Croatia
13 June 12:00 Natal Mexico v      Cameroon
17 June 15:00 Fortaleza Brazil v      Mexico
18 June 18:00 Manaus Cameroon v      Croatia
23 June 16:00 Brasilia Cameroon v      Brazil
23 June 16:00 Recife Croatia v      Mexico

Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Chile

Fixture schedule

13 June 15:00  Salvador Spain v        Netherlands
13 June 18:00 Cuiaba Australia v        Chile
18 June 15:00 Rio De Janeiro Spain v        Chile
18 June 12:00 Porto Alegre Australia v        Netherlands
23 June 12:00 Curitiba Netherlands v        Chile
23 June 12:00 Sao Paulo Australia v        Spain

Group C: Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan

Fixture schedule

14 June  12:00 Belo Horizonte Colombia v        Greece
14 June 21:00 Recife Ivory Coast v        Japan
19 June 12:00 Brasilia Colombia v        Ivory Coast
19 June 18:00 Natal Japan v        Greece
24 June 16:00 Cuiaba Japan v        Colombia
24 June 16:00 Fortaleza Greece v        Ivory Coast

Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy

Fixture schedule

14 June 15:00 Fortaleza Uruguay v       Costa Rica
14 June 18:00 Manaus England v       Italy
19 June 15:00 Sao Paulo Uruguay v       England
20 June 12:00 Recife Italy v       Costa Rica
24 June 12:00 Natal Italy v       Uruguay
24 June 12:00 Belo Horizonte Costa Rica v       England

Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

Fixture schedule

15 June  12:00 Brasilia Switzerland v        Ecuador
15 June  15:00 Porto Alegre France v        Honduras
20 June  15:00 Salvador Switzerland v        France
20 June  18:00 Curitiba Honduras v        Ecuador
25 June  16:00 Manaus Honduras v        Switzerland
25 June  16:00 Rio De Janeiro Ecuador v        France

Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

Fixture schedule

15 June 18:00 Rio De Janeiro Argentina v         Bosnia
16 June 15:00 Curitiba Iran v         Nigeria
21 June 12:00 Belo Horizonte Argentina v         Iran
21 June 18:00 Cuiaba Nigeria v         Bosnia
25 June 12:00 Porto Alegre Nigeria v         Argentina
25 June 12:00 Salvador Bosnia v         Iran

Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, United States

Fixture schedule

16 June 12:00 Salvador Germany v          Portugal
16 June 18:00 Natal Ghana v          USA
21 June 15:00 Fortaleza Germany v          Ghana
22 June 18:00 Manaus USA v          Portugal
26 June 12:00 Recife USA v          Germany
26 June 12:00 Brasilia Portugal v          Ghana

Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic

Fixture schedule

17 June 12:00 Belo Horizonte Belgium v         Algeria
17 June 18:00 Cuiaba Russia v         Korea
22 June 12:00 Rio De Janeiro Belgium v         Russia
22 June 15:00 Porto Alegre Korea v         Algeria
26 June 16:00 Sao Paulo Korea v         Belgium
26 June 16:00 Curitiba Algeria v         Russia

  1. dws110 - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Ghana. Son of a…

  2. footballer4ever - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Wow! Everyone is more worried for Ghana than even Germany or Portugal. I know we lostvin the last 2 wc meetings, but does not mean we were not in the game at all. 3rd time is the charm so welcome the chance to welcome the challenge and leave a great first round impresdion or else we should not even look forward to participate in the WC. I am sure many national teams would prefer to be in a group of death than to be watching the WC on tv.

    • geojock - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Dont forget Germany knocked us out twice before that! We have actually played our group mates 5 times in the past 4 world cups. If my count is right there have been 7 games between the teams during that time!

  3. elfurrymonkey - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    I honestly don’t mind this group. We can and will win.
    Bring it on!

    • claudiopitbull2014 - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Once you get to Brasil just tell the pilot to leave the airplane running as you are coming back home right the way!!!

  4. rphillish - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    I soon as I saw Ghana and Germany in the same group, I knew the soccer gods had it in for us. Only silver lining I can see is playing these big European powerhouses outside of Europe.
    Good luck USMNT

  5. talgrath - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    All right, I said it before the draw and I’ll say it again here, I’m glad we got a tough draw. Why you ask? Because if you want to say you’re a world class team, at some point you have to beat world class talent at the World Cup. If the USMNT does well and pulls out a stunner of a result and comes out of this group first, well that will make people sit up and take notice; if we don’t win, people will say “well, they were in the Group of Death, that’s not an easy thing”. The nice thing about being the underdog is that you sometimes get overlooked and a lot of people will root for you.

    Don’t get me wrong, team USA has a chance though. We’ve beaten Germany in a friendly (yes, there are caveats to that), we can beat Portugal and Ghana as well. Portugal has Ronaldo, yes, but after you look past him it’s not a killer of a team, if the USMNT can contain him then they can win. Ghana has been a thorn in team USA’s side, but they play a different style of football now, I don’t think the result will be the same as the past few World Cups; this is team USA’s chance to get revenge. It’s possible for the USMNT to get out of the group in 1st, although, I would say that I think 2nd is more likely if we do get out of the group, but it certainly won’t be an easy path. I say, bring it on! I’ll sing and cheer until I’m out of beer!

  6. mikeevergreen - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Group G is the only group in which all of the teams made it past the first round of the last Cup.

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