2010 World Cup TV Schedule

world-cup-2010-logoThe FIFA 2010 World Cup is only a month away. I realized that not only I didn’t know the schedule yet, I couldn’t even name half the teams. To account for my lack of interest, I figure either I’m aging faster than I thought, or I’ve been living in the United States for too long. I still like soccer. In fact I still play twice a week, in a wonderful team that has a genuine international representation. So I kind of blame the American TV networks for turning me into a NFL/NBA fan instead. It is no secret that football, basketball, baseball, and even poker are placed ahead of soccer on your shiny LCD screen.

For one month, however, ESPN is changing priorities. All 64 world cup matches will be aired live and in high definition on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. In addition, most games will also be shown on ESPN360.com. For people who work in an office with a door, this is great news 🙂 Even if you can’t (or don’t dare to) catch live broadcasts, DVR is your friend. If you still miss an important match, it looks like the sports network will replay selected games throughout the month. It helps that the NBA season will be over, and NFL hasn’t started, but as soccer fans living in the U.S., we still appreciate ESPN’s rather comprehensive coverage of soccer’s biggest tournament.

This is the TV schedule:

Game Date Time (ET) TV Web
Group A
South Africa vs. Mexico Fri 6/11 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Uruguay vs. France Fri 6/11 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
South Africa vs. Uruguay Wed 6/16 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
France vs. Mexico Thu 6/17 2 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
Mexico vs. Uruguay Tue 6/22 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
France vs. South Africa Tue 6/22 9:30 a.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
Group B
Korea Republic vs. Greece Sat 6/12 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Argentina vs. Nigeria Sat 6/12 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Argentina vs. Korea Rep. Thu 6/17 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Greece vs. Nigeria Thu 6/17 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Nigeria vs. Korea Republic Tue 6/22 2 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
Greece vs. Argentina Tue 6/22 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Group C
England vs. USA Sat 6/12 2 p.m. ABC
Algeria vs. Slovenia Sun 6/13 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Slovenia vs. USA Fri 6/18 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
England vs. Algeria Fri 6/18 2 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
Slovenia vs. England Wed 6/23 9:30 a.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
USA vs. Algeria Wed 6/23 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Group D
Serbia vs. Ghana Sun 6/13 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Germany vs. Australia Sun 6/13 2 p.m. ABC
Germany vs. Serbia Fri 6/18 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Ghana vs. Australia Sat 6/19 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Ghana vs. Germany Wed 6/23 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Australia vs. Serbia Wed 6/23 2 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
Group E
Netherlands vs. Denmark Mon 6/14 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Japan vs. Cameroon Mon 6/14 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Netherlands vs. Japan Sat 6/19 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Cameroon vs. Denmark Sat 6/19 2 p.m. ABC
Slovakia vs. Italy Thu 6/24 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Paraguay vs. New Zealand Thu 6/24 9:30 a.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
Group F
Italy vs. Paraguay Mon 6/14 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
New Zealand vs. Slovakia Tue 6/15 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Slovakia vs. Paraguay Sun 6/20 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Italy vs. New Zealand Sun 6/20 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Denmark vs. Japan Thu 6/24 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Cameroon vs. Netherlands Thu 6/24 2 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
Group G
Ivory Coast vs. Portugal Tue 6/15 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Brazil vs. Korea DPR Tue 6/15 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Brazil vs. Ivory Coast Sun 6/20 2 p.m. ABC
Portugal vs. Korea DPR Mon 6/21 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Portugal vs. Brazil Fri 6/25 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Ivory Coast vs. Korea DPR Fri 6/25 9:30 a.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com
Group H
Honduras vs. Chile Wed 6/16 7 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Spain vs. Switzerland Wed 6/16 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Chile vs. Switzerland Mon 6/21 9:30 a.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Spain vs. Honduras Mon 6/21 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Chile vs. Spain Fri 6/25 2 p.m. ESPN ESPN360.com
Switzerland vs. Honduras Fri 6/25 2 p.m. ESPN2 ESPN360.com

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