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World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Mexico v Cameroon, Spain v Netherlands, Chile v Australia

After yesterday's appetizer the main courses start coming, and coming, and coming. It's a three-match day with six hours of soccer ball on your eyeball target.

Warren Little
SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

Your favorite station today is going to be ESPN2. They have the first match at 9 AM and the third at 3 PM. ESPN has the match between two sides that could win it all. Spanish language coverage is on the Univision family, which means you could even be able to watch today's games over-the-air. ESPN Radio and Sirius XM have radio coverage if you can't use video.

Handy Chart

9:00 a.m. WORLD CUP Mexico vs. Cameroon ESPN2
12:00 p.m. WORLD CUP Spain vs. Netherlands ESPN
3:00 p.m. WORLD CUP Chile vs. Australia ESPN2

For Mexico (America's most popular team) this is a must win. It's not that Brazil looks unbeatable, it's just that El Tri is in a group where any of the non-Brazils can advance. Cameroon is in the same boat. But they aren't really popular in the US.

Match two is the big one today. Two traditional powers with modern rivarly and historical ties. Here's the thing. Group B is so good that the Netherlands aren't expected to make the knockouts. Hopefully an MMA bout doesn't break out in the noon game.

The other Group B game should be a blow-out. Australia just isn't as good as Chile, and Chile is on their home continent. For the MLS fan you can watch Cahill, so that will be neat. Or not. Chile's really good.

Good news. No more creepy Ents celebrating soccer or something.


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