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Sunday 21 December 2014

World Cup 2014: guide to groups, fixtures and dates

BERLIN - JUNE 23:  German football supporters are seen while watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup match between Germany and Ghana at a live public viewing on a large screen monitor at FIFA Fanmeile on June 23, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Matthias Kern/Getty Images)
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Netherlands fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Quarter Final match between Netherlands and Brazil at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on July 2, 2010 in Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Girlfriend of Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands, Yolanthe Cabau van Kasbergen, attends the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
A Spain fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium on July 7, 2010
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A Uruguay fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa
Portugal v Spain, World Cup 2010
Supporters of the Spanish team attend a public viewing of the World Cup final football match between Spain and Netherlands at Paseo Recoletos on July 11, 2010 in Madrid, Spain
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Portugal fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Spain and Portugal at Green Point Stadium on June 29, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Spain fans enjoy the atmosphere during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
German football supporters watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup half final match between Germany and Spain at a live public viewing on a large screen monitor at FIFA Fanmeile on July 7, 2010 in Berlin
A Uruguay fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa
A Netherlands fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa
A Netherlands fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Uruguay and the Netherlands at Green Point Stadium on July 6, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa
A Spain fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa
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World Cup fans. July 2010
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Brazil v Chile, World Cup 2010
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Holland v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
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Argentina v Mexico, World Cup 2010
TV presenter Christine Bleakley ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
TV presenter Christine Bleakley ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
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England v Germany, World Cup 2010
England v Germany, World Cup 2010
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Italy v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
Italy v Slovakia, World Cup 2010
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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: A USA fan enjoys the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between USA and Algeria at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: Greece fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Argentina at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: Argentina fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Argentina at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: An Argentina fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Argentina at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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Chile v Switzerland, World Cup 2010
A fan watches Italy v New Zealand, World Cup 2010
Fans watch Italy v New Zealand, World Cup 2010
DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 19: Netherlands fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group E match between Netherlands and Japan at Durban Stadium on June 19, 2010 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Germany fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium
A Spain fan enjoys the atmosphere prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Semi Final match between Germany and Spain at Durban Stadium

Host nation Brazil will open the Fifa World Cup 2014 tournament against Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12. The final will take place at Estadio Maracana on July 13. Below is your guide to all the fixtures, dates and kick-off times. Times are BST.

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GROUP A

June 12 Sao Paulo, 2100:

Brazil v Croatia

 

June 13 Natal, 1700:


Mexico v Cameroon

 

June 17 Fortaleza, 2000:

Brazil v Mexico

 

June 18 Manaus, 2000:

Cameroon v Croatia

 

June 23 Brasilia, 2100:

Cameroon v Brazil

 

June 23 Recife, 2100:

Croatia v Mexico

GROUP B

June 13 Salvador, 2000:

Spain v Holland

 

June 13 Cuiaba, 2300:

Chile v Australia

 

June 18 Rio, 2300:

 Spain v Chile

 

June 18 Porto Alegre, 1700:

Australia v Holland

 

June 23 Curitiba, 1700:

Australia v Spain

 

June 23 Sao Paulo, 1700:

Holland v Chile

GROUP C

June 14 B. Horiz, 1700:

Colombia v Greece

 

June 14 Recife, 2300:

Ivory Coast v Japan

 

June 19 Brasilia, 1700:

Colombia v Ivory Coast

 

June 19 Natal, 2300:

Japan v Greece

 

June 24 Cuiaba, 2100:

Japan v Colombia

 

June 24 Fortaleza, 2100:

Greece v Ivory Coast

GROUP D

June 14 Fortaleza, 2000:

Uruguay v Costa Rica

 

June 15 Manaus, 0200:

England v Italy

 

June 19 Sao Paulo, 2000:

Uruguay v England

 

June 20 Recife, 1700:

Italy v Costa Rica

 

June 24 Natal, 1700:

Italy v Uruguay

 

June 24 B. Horiz, 1700:

Costa Rica v England

GROUP E

June 15 Brasilia, 1700:

Switzerland v Ecuador

 

June 15 Porto Alegre, 2000:

France v Honduras

 

June 20 Salvador, 2000:

Switzerland v France

 

June 20 Curitiba, 2300:

Honduras v Ecuador

 

June 25 Manaus, 2100:

Honduras v Switzerland

 

June 25 Rio, 2100:

Ecuador v France

GROUP F

June 15 Rio, 2300:

Argentina v Bosnia-H'vina

 

June 16 Curitiba, 2000:

Iran v Nigeria

 

June 21 B. Horiz, 1700:

Argentina v Iran

 

June 21 Cuiaba, 2300:

Nigeria v Bosnia-H'vina

 

June 25 Porto Alegre, 1700:

Nigeria v Argentina

 

June 25 Salvador, 1700:

Bosnia-Herzegovina v Iran

GROUP G

June 16 Salvador, 1700:

Germany v Portugal

 

June 16 Natal, 2300:

Ghana v United States

 

June 21 Fortaleza, 2000:

Germany v Ghana

 

June 22 Manaus, 2000:

United States v Portugal

 

June 26 Recife, 1700:

United States v Germany

 

June 26 Brasilia, 1700:

Portugal v Ghana

GROUP H

June 17 B. Horiz, 1700:

Belgium v Algeria

 

June 17 Cuiaba, 2300:

Russia v South Korea

 

June 22 Rio, 2300:


Belgium v Russia

 

June 22 Porto Alegre, 1700:

 South Korea v Algeria

 

June 26 Sao Paulo, 2100:

South Korea v Belgium

 

June 26 Curitiba, 2100:

Algeria v Russia


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