2014 FIFA World Cup Schedule And Ticket Sales

2014 FIFA World Cup complete schedule

The schedule is set for the matches to start in Brazil and Tuesday, April 15, marks the beginning of the last phase for the 2014 World Cup ticket sales, which will go on until the end of the tournament on July 13.

First to the ticket sales. Over at FIFA.com/tickets people will be able to purchase tickets for 54 of the 64 matches in the different venues throughout Brazil all the way until the end of the tournament on July 13. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and do not include the opening of final match.

FIFA stated that the 2014 Brazil World Cup only accepts credit cards, and VISA debit cards are also accepted. Over the counter sales — beginning June 1 — can be purchased with cash.

The world body says that ticket sales are going well with a reported 2.6 million sold so far, and insisted the only legitimate tickets are available through their website, FIFA.com.

The following is the schedule as provided by the 2014 FIFA World Cup official website (all times are local):

GROUP STAGE

THURSDAY, JUNE 12

Brazil vs. Croatia (Group A – 17:00)

FRIDAY, JUNE 13

Mexico vs. Cameroon (Group A – 13:00)
Spain vs. Netherlands (Group B – 16:00)
Chile vs. Australia (Group B – 18:00)

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Colombia vs. Greece (Group C – 13:00)
Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (Group D – 16:00)
England vs. Italy (Group D – 18:00)
Ivory Coast vs. Japan (Group C – 22:00)

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

Switzerland vs. Ecuador (Group E – 13:00)
France vs. Honduras (Group E – 16:00)
Argentina vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Group F – 18:00)

MONDAY, JUNE 16

Germany vs. Portugal (Group G – 13:00)
Iran vs. Nigeria (Group F – 16:00)
Ghana vs. United States (Group G – 19:00)

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

Belgium vs. Algeria (Group H – 13:00)
Brazil vs. Mexico (Group A – 16:00)
Russia vs. Korea Republic (Group H – 18:00)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

Australia vs. Netherlands (Group B – 13:00)
Spain vs. Chile (Group B – 16:00)
Cameroon vs. Croatia (Group A – 18:00)

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

Colombia vs. Ivory Coast (Group C – 13:00)
Uruguay vs. England (Group D – 16:00)
Japan vs. Greece (Group C – 19:00)

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

Italy vs. Costa Rica (Group D – 13:00)
Switzerland vs. France (Group E – 16:00)
Honduras vs. Ecuador (Group E – 19:00)

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Argentina vs. Iran (Group F – 13:00)
Germany vs. Ghana (Group G – 16:00)
Nigeria vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (Group F – 19:00)

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

Belgium vs. Russia (Group H – 13:00)
Korea Republic vs. Algeria (Group H – 16:00)
United States vs. Portugal (Group G – 19:00)

MONDAY, JUNE 23

Netherlands vs. Chile (Group B – 13:00)
Australia vs. Spain (Group B – 13:00)
Cameroon vs. Brazil (Group A – 17:00)
Croatia vs. Mexico (Group A – 17:00)

TUESDAY, JUNE 24

Italy vs. Uruguay (Group D – 13:00)
Costa Rica vs. England (Group D – 13:00)
Japan vs. Colombia (Group C – 16:00)
Greece vs. Ivory Coast (Group C – 17:00)

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

Nigeria vs. Argentina (Group F – 13:00)
Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Iran (Group F – 13:00)
Honduras vs. Switzerland (Group E – 16:00)
Ecuador vs. France (Group E – 17:00)

THURSDAY, JUNE 26

Portugal vs. Ghana (Group G – 13:00)
United States vs. Germany (Group G – 13:00)
Korea Republic vs. Belgium (Group H – 17:00)
Algeria vs. Russia (Group H – 17:00)

2014 World Cup

ROUND OF 16

(The top two teams in each group move on)

SATURDAY, JUNE 28

1A vs. 2B (Match 49 – 13:00)
1C vs. 2D (Match 50 – 17:00)

SUNDAY, JUNE 29

1B vs. 2A (Match 51 – 13:00)
1D vs. 2C (Match 52 – 17:00)

MONDAY, JUNE 30

1E vs. 2F (Match 53 – 13:00)
1G vs. 2H (Match 54 – 17:00)

TUESDAY, JULY 1

1F vs. 2E (Match 55 – 13:00)
1H vs. 2G (Match 56 – 17:00)

QUARTERFINALS

FRIDAY, JULY 4

Winner Match 53 vs. Winner Match 54 (13:00)
Winner Match 49 vs. Winner March 50 (17:00)

SATURDAY, JULY 5

Winner Match 55 vs. Winner Match 56 (13:00)
Winner Match 51 vs. Winner Match 52 (17:00)

SEMIFINALS

TUESDAY, JULY 8

Semifinal 1 – 13:00

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

Semifinal 2 – 17:00

THIRD-PLACE MATCH

SATURDAY, JULY 12 (17:00 – Estadio Nacional, Brasilia)

FINAL

SUNDAY, JULY 13 (16:00 – Maracana, Rio de Janeiro)

For a printable version of the 2014 FIFA World Cup schedule click here.

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