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World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Ecuador v Switzerland, France v Honduras, Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovenia

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How can there only be three games today?

Stu Forster


After Saturday's flurry of matches today will feel a little calm. There's only three games. Such a shame.

JUNE 15TH, 2014
GROUP E15 JUNE, 2014 - 9:00 AM ABC SWITZERLAND VS ECUADOR
GROUP E15 JUNE, 2014 - Noon ABC FRANCE VS HONDURAS
GROUP F15 JUNE, 2014 - 3:00 pm ESPN ARGENTINA VS BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

It starts with two mountain nations on ABC. Both Ecuador and Switzerland are oft-forgotten among the powers in their confederations, but this one should be pretty good. Both sides are good enough to get out of the Group. As always starting with a win is vital.

The other Group E match takes place shortly after that one. Will Honduras keep the power of CONCACAF going? Will France not suck like they did in South Africa? These questions will start to be answered at Noon an ABC. France are the clear favorite, but so were Uruguay.

The World Cup day ends with Argentina going up against Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's Messi. It's the "not quite Brazil."  But there's reason to think that Bosnia can make this a contest. They're quite good.

Caley does the expected Goals formula for SB Nation Soccer that we use for MLS games. It will be interesting to see how it performs in Brazil.

This is your World Cup open thread for Sunday June 15th.

I hope to see you all at the viewing party tomorrow.