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ESPN announces World Cup schedule
January 28th, 2010 7AM

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[TV GUIDE] ESPN announced plans for its coverage of the 2010 World Cup June 11-July 11 in South Africa.  All 64 matches will be aired live and in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC with additional live coverage on ESPN360.com and ESPN Mobile TV.
 
ESPN will air 44 FIFA World Cup matches from South Africa - the most ever for the network in one tournament.  ESPN2 will feature 10 matches.  ABC will broadcast 10, including the USA's opener against England on June 12 in Rustenburg.
 
For the first time, all ESPN match telecasts will include prematch, halftime and postmatch studio segments originating live from the host nation.

ESPN Classic will re-air all 64 matches each matchday between at 6 p.m. and midnight.

Note: All times Eastern.
 
Group Stage
June 11

9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com South Africa vs. Mexico
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Uruguay vs. France
June 12
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com South Korea vs. Greece
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Argentina vs. Nigeria
2 p.m. ABC England vs. USA
June 13
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Algeria vs. Slovenia
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Serbia vs. Ghana
2 p.m. ABC Germany vs. Australia
June 14
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Netherlands vs. Denmark
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Japan vs. Cameroon
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Italy vs. Paraguay
June 15
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com New Zealand vs. Slovakia
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Ivory Coast vs. Portugal
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Brazil vs. North Korea
June 16
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Honduras vs. Chile
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Spain vs. Switzerland
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com South Africa vs. Uruguay
June 17
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Argentina vs. South Korea
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Greece vs. Nigeria
2 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com France vs. Mexico
June 18
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Germany vs. Serbia
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Slovenia vs. USA
2 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com England vs. Algeria
June 19
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Netherlands vs. Japan
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Ghana vs. Australia
2 p.m. ABC Cameroon vs. Denmark
June 20
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Slovakia vs. Paraguay
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Italy vs. New Zealand
2 p.m. ABC Brazil vs. Ivory Coast
June 21
7 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Portugal vs. North Korea
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Chile vs. Switzerland
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Spain vs. Honduras
June 22
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Mexico vs. Uruguay
9:30 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com France vs. South Africa
2 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com Nigeria vs. South Korea
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Greece vs. Argentina
June 23
9:30 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com Slovenia vs. England
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com USA vs. Algeria
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Ghana vs. Germany
2 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com Australia vs. Serbia
June 24
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Slovakia vs. Italy
9:30 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com Paraguay vs. New Zealand
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Denmark vs. Japan
2 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com Cameroon vs. Netherlands
June 25
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Portugal vs. Brazil
9:30 a.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com Ivory Coast vs. North Korea
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Chile vs. Spain
2 p.m. ESPN2/ESPN360.com Switzerland vs. Honduras

Round of 16
June 26
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com 1st A vs. 2nd B (49)
2 p.m. ABC 1st C vs. 2nd D (50)
June 27
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com 1st D vs. 2nd C (51)
2 p.m. ABC 1st B vs. 2nd A (52)
June 28
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com 1st E vs. 2nd F (53)
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com 1st G vs. 2nd H (54)
June 29
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com 1st F vs. 2nd E (55)
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com 1st H vs. 2nd G (56)

Quarterfinals
July 2
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Winners 53 vs. 54 (57)
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Winners 49 vs. 50 (58)
July 3
9:30 a.m. ABC Winners 52 vs. 51 (59)
2 p.m. ABC Winners 55 vs. 56 (60)
 
Semifinals
July 6
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Winners A vs. C (61)
July 7
2 p.m. ESPN/ESPN360.com Winners B vs. D (62)
 
Third-Place Match
2 p.m. ABC Losers - 61 vs. 62
 
Final
1:30 p.m. ABC Winners - 61 vs. 62

 



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