World Cup details

  • Updated: June 7, 2014 - 7:16 PM

World Cup details

 

Format

Eight four-team groups play a round-robin schedule with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout stage. The United States is in Group G with Germany, Ghana and Portugal.

 

Key dates

Thursday: Tournament begins with host Brazil playing Croatia

June 16: United States vs. Ghana

June 22: United States vs. Portugal

June 26: United States vs. Germany

June 28-July 1: Round of 16

July 4-5: Quarterfinals

July 8-9: Semifinals

July 13: Championship

 

Defending champion

Spain defeated the Netherlands 1-0 in overtime in 2010 in South Africa.

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