After Brazil's controversial win over Croatia yesterday, today we'll be seeing the rest of Group A and taking a first look at Group B as well. The headliner, it seems, is a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Finals between Spain and Netherlands. Games are at noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., and this thread will be open all day for you to predict, peruse, and otherwise pontificate. Probably.
Here's all the info you'll need for today.
Time: Noon ET
Venue: Estadio das Dunas, Natal, Brazil
All or nothing for Mexico and Cameroon – Kevin McCauley
The great thing about undercard bouts is that, unlike the main event, they usually feature two sides with everything to gain and nothing to lose. This is probably going to be a lot more fun than the game that follows it because it's a must-win for both teams.
New fan's primer for Mexico vs. Cameroon – Kevin McCauley
Group B: Spain vs. Netherlands
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Venue: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, Brazil
TV Coverage: ESPN
Tight game expected between Spain and Netherlands – Jack Sargeant
Though they no longer look quite as dominant as they were at the height of their tiki-taka-ing powers, Spain is still one of the strongest teams in the tournament, and the Netherlands, well, aren't.
New fan's primer for Spain vs. Netherlands – Zach Woosley
Time: 6 p.m. ET
Venue: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, Brazil
TV Coverage: ESPN2
Chile should handle Australia comfortably – Kevin McCauley
Four years from now, we might be thinking of Australia as a serious threat to get out of their group. But this Australia team has its limits and Postecoglou hasn't had enough time to get them playing the way he wants. Chile, meanwhile, know exactly what Sampaoli wants from them. If their World Cup qualifying performances are any indication, they'll win this game comfortably.
New Fan's primer for Chile vs. Australia – Zach Woosley
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