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World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Group B and A settled

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Four matches, but not all worth watching. Here's your guide.

Jamie Squire

The day's World Cup action starts at 9 AM on ESPN and ESPN2. That's right two matches simultaneously. At 1 PM that will return.

9 AM

Watch Netherlands v Chile on ESPN - the other game has more MLS connections, but it is between two eliminated sides. Both the Dutch and Chile look like they could make some noise in the tournament. Chile plays that weird no centerback attack at all costs thing, so expect a bunch of goals. The winner avoids Brazil in the knockouts.

ESPN2 has Spain v Australia - Cahill isn't playing, but Villa is. It's kind of a retirement party for several of the Spanish players, so if you liked the best team of the past 6 years or so watch this, but only if you really like them.

1 PM

Watch Mexico v Croatia on ESPN - Mexico can advance with a mere draw, but they want to make some noise and claim that they are going to try to win rather than just settle for advancement.

Avoid ESPN2 because Cameroon doesn't look good. Watch it because Neymar can be incredible for Brazil.