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



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

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

July 2
9:30 a.m. ESPN/ Winners 53 vs. 54 (57)
2 p.m. ESPN/ 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)
July 6
2 p.m. ESPN/ Winners A vs. C (61)
July 7
2 p.m. ESPN/ Winners B vs. D (62)
Third-Place Match
2 p.m. ABC Losers - 61 vs. 62
1:30 p.m. ABC Winners - 61 vs. 62


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