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After two weeks of group play, the World Cup has halved its field and will head to the knockout round: The stage where every match is win or go home. Games that are tied after 90 minutes are extended by two 15-minute periods with a short break in between. There is no sudden death.

If the match is tied after regulation and OT, it is decided by a best-of-five penalty kick shootout. 

The United States earned entry to the knockout round with a win over Ghana and a draw against Portugal in Group G. This is the second straight World Cup the Americans have reached the knockout stage and fifth time overall. Success in the round of 16 for the U.S. has been rare, however, with a 2002 win over Mexico counting as the country's only knockout triumph.


Saturday, June 28
Brazil (1A) vs. Chile (2B), Noon ET
Colombia (1C) vs. Uruguay (2D), 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 29
Netherlands (1B) vs. Mexico (2A), Noon
Costa Rica (1D) vs. Greece (2C), 4 p.m.

Monday, June 30
France (1E) vs. Nigeria (2F), Noon
Germany (1G) vs Algeria (2H), 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 1
Argentina (1F) vs. Switzerland (2E), Noon
Belgium (1H) vs. United States (2G), 4 p.m.

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Friday, July 4
Quarterfinal France/Nigeria winner vs. Germany/Algeria winner, Noon
Quarterfinal: Brazil/Chile winner vs. Colombia/Uruguay winner, 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 5
Quarterfinal: Argentina/Switzerland winner vs. US/Belgium winner, Noon
Quarterfinal: Netherlands/Mexico winner vs. Costa Rica/Greece winner, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 8
Semifinal: Winners of July 4 quarterfinals, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9
Semifinal: Winners of July 5 quarterfinals, 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 12
Third-place match (4 p.m.)

Sunday, July 13
Final (3 p.m.)


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