Today is the day, England fans. The day that you get to see an underachieving team put out of its misery like the Old Yeller that it is. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I mean that sincerely. I don't really love the England team, but following the Premier League means that I've got a lot of sympathetic love-like feelings for the England team. And they're probably going to be worked over by a Costa Rica team who have exceeded all expectations.
At least Italy-Uruguay should be fun? And Japan-Colombia could be entertaining. I refuse to acknowledge the fact that any match featuring Greece has the potential to be watchable.
How about a couplelinks this morning? The first is Kirsten talking about the fact that yesterday was the first dull day of the entire tournament. She's not wrong!
The second is Bill Connelly on the numbers that have defined the World Cup thus far. Bill is one of my very favorite sports writers in the world, and this is a great read.
|Italy vs. Uruguay||D||Estadio das Dunas, Natal||5 p.m.|
|Costa Rica vs. England||D||Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte||5 p.m.|
|Japan vs. Colombia||C||Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba||9 p.m.|
|Greece vs. Ivory Coast||C||Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza||9 p.m.|
The World Cup Wrap-Up
Each day during the World Cup, our very own Jack Grimse is hosting the World Cup Wrap-Up on KRNU radio. You can listen live tomorrow morning at 8 AM Central time (2 PM UK time) by going here and clicking on KRNU2. And below you’ll find this morning’s episode!
How do I watch these games?
In the UK you can use ITV or the ITV player online. In the US it's ESPN in English and Univision in Spanish, and both have online streaming platforms, while our Canadian friends have CBC and the CBC Sports player. If you live elsewhere, check LiveSoccerTV for listings in your country.