10 Must Watch Games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Brazil vs. Croatia 6/12 at 3:30 PM EST
The first match of a World Cup is always a must see event. The world has been waiting four years for this moment and the host team, Brazil, looks to open the tournament with the excitement and pageantry their country will demonstrate in hosting this year.
Switzerland vs. France 6/20 at 2:30 PM EST
Longtime rivals and neighbors meet in this difficult match. The Swiss have a strong defensive unit, and even though the French team barely squeaked into this year's tournament, their play has improved dramatically since. The winner of this game will have a strong chance of making it out of the group.
Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina 6/15 at 5:30 PM EST
Lionel Messi looks to bring more glory to the nation of Argentina while facing the strong team from Bosnia-Herzegovnia. This match should be a sight to see, but both teams should make it out of the group, which also features Iran and Nigeria.
USA vs. Portugal 6/22 at 5:30 PM EST
Depending on the first round of games in the "Group of Death" this could be a frantic fight to earn points and stave off elimination, or a duel to take control of the group. Either way, it will be a thoroughly entertaining affair.
Uruguay vs. England 6/19 at 2:30 PM EST
Luis Suarez looks to do damage against the English defenders he is all too familiar with, since he plays his professional career in England. The English fans who are penciling in this match as a "win" may not want to count their chickens before they're hatched.
Spain vs. Chile 6/18 at 2:30 PM EST
A high paced, action-packed match is guaranteed when these two teams take the pitch. Chile will hope for a favorable crowd in South America to bolster their upset bid of Spain.
England vs. Italy 6/14 at 5:30 PM EST
The rivalry between these two squads has been longstanding, most recently in the 2012 Euro Quarterfinals, with the Italians squeaking by on penalty kicks. Will England be able to handle the climate of South America and shake off the questions surrounding the team? With Uruguay also in this group, the loser of this match will have a lot of work to do to make it to the knockout round.
Germany vs. Portugal 6/16 at 11:30 AM EST
Both teams look to open strongly in the tournament, as the draw was very unkind, placing them in this year's "Group of Death". Christian Ronaldo looks to showcase his world class skills versus the stellar German defense. A loss could lead to an early exit from the tournament, which is unacceptable to either fan base.
USA vs. Ghana 6/16 at 5:30 PM EST
A must win for either team if they are to make it to the knockout rounds. The USA look to prove they are capable of winning without Landon Donovan on the squad. Ghana, a team that has knocked out the Americans in the last two World Cups, looks to make another deep run in the tournament.
Spain vs. Netherlands 6/13 at 2:30 PM EST
Spain's attempt to earn its second straight World Cup starts off with a difficult challenge, The Dutch. A rematch from the hard fought final of 2010, the sparks will fly as these two teams face each other in the first round. The winner will be in control of the group, while the loser will be scrambling to pick up the pieces.