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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group Stage U.S. TV Schedule

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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group Stage U.S. TV Schedule

With 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa kicking off in two days, it’s time for soccer fans within the USA to plan their lives for the next month. For those not making the trip to South Africa, television and internet match broadcast avenues abound. Here are the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa first round (or group stage) United States TV schedules for both English and Spanish language outlets.

All 64 matches of the tournament will be available in English on the networks of ESPN (ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC) and in Spanish on those of Univision (Univision, Galavision and Telefutura). While a cable television subscription is required to view ESPN, ESPN2 and Galavision, ABC, Univision and Telefutura are available via free Over-the-air programming (OTA).

Online Coverage
ESPN3.com will broadcast matches not shown on ABC live
UnivisionFutbol.com will broadcast ALL matches live

Re-broadcasts
ESPN Classic and ESPN2 will combine to re-air all 64 matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup beginning Friday, June 11, through Monday, July 12. Each match day, generally between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET, ESPN Classic will present all the matches played earlier in the day on ESPN/ESPN2, totaling 113.5 hours. ESPN2 will also re-air the best match of the day on select nights throughout the tournament, dedicating 53 hours to match re-airs during the month.
– Telefutura will re-broadcast the marquee matches of each match day at 7:00 PM Eastern for the duration of the World Cup.

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All times shown are U.S. Eastern and reflect the start of the match broadcasts (including pre-games). Matches will kick-off 30 minutes after the start of the broadcasts.

GROUP A: France, Mexico, South Africa, Uruguay
Match
Date
Time
Teams/result
Venue
TV
1
June 11
9:30 a.m.
South Africa vs. Mexico
Johannesburg (Soccer City)
ESPN, Univision
2
June 11
2 p.m.
Uruguay vs. France
Cape Town
ESPN, Univision
17
June 16
2 p.m.
South Africa vs. Uruguay
Pretoria
ESPN, Univision
18
June 17
2 p.m.
France vs. Mexico
Polokwane
ESPN2, Univision
33
June 22
9:30 a.m.
Mexico vs. Uruguay
Rustenburg
ESPN, Univision
34
June 22
9:30 a.m.
France vs. South Africa
Bloemfontein
ESPN2, TeleFutura
GROUP B: Argentina, Greece, Nigeria, South Korea
Match
Date
Time
Teams/result
Venue
TV
3
June 12
9:30 a.m.
Argentina vs. Nigeria
Johannesburg (Ellis Park)
ESPN, Univision
4
June 12
7 a.m.
South Korea vs. Greece
Port Elizabeth
ESPN, Univision
19
June 17
9:30 a.m.
Greece vs. Nigeria
Bloemfontein
ESPN, Univision
20
June 17
7 a.m.
Argentina vs. South Korea
Johannesburg (Soccer City)
ESPN, Univision
35
June 22
2 p.m.
Nigeria vs. South Korea
Durban
ESPN2, TeleFutura
36
June 22
2 p.m.
Greece vs. Argentina
Polokwane
ESPN, Univision
GROUP C: Algeria, England, Slovenia, USA
Match
Date
Time
Teams/result
Venue
TV
5
June 12
2 p.m.
England vs. USA
Rustenburg
ABC, Univision
6
June 13
7 a.m.
Algeria vs. Slovenia
Polokwane
ESPN, Univision
22
June 18
9:30 a.m.
Slovenia vs. USA
Johannesburg (Ellis Park)
ESPN, Univision
23
June 18
2 p.m.
England vs. Algeria
Cape Town
ESPN2, Univision
37
June 23
9:30 a.m.
Slovenia vs. England
Port Elizabeth
ESPN2, TeleFutura
38
June 23
9:30 a.m.
USA vs. Algeria
Pretoria
ESPN, Univision
GROUP D: Australia, Germany, Ghana, Serbia
Match
Date
Time
Teams/result
Venue
TV
7
June 13
2 p.m.
Germany vs. Australia
Durban
ABC, Univision
8
June 13
9:30 a.m.
Serbia vs. Ghana
Pretoria
ESPN, Univision
21
June 18
7 a.m.
Germany vs. Serbia
Port Elizabeth
ESPN, Univision
24
June 19
9:30 a.m.
Ghana vs. Australia
Rustenburg
ESPN, Univision
39
June 23
2 p.m.
Ghana vs. Germany
Johannesburg (Soccer City)
ESPN, Univision
40
June 23
2 p.m.
Australia vs. Serbia
Nelspruit
ESPN2, TeleFutura
GROUP E: Cameroon, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands
Match
Date
Time
Teams/result
Venue
TV
9
June 14
7 a.m.
Netherlands vs. Denmark
Johannesburg (Soccer City)
ESPN, Univision
10
June 14
9:30 a.m.
Japan vs. Cameroon
Bloemfontein
ESPN, Univision
25
June 19
7 a.m.
Netherlands vs. Japan
Durban
ESPN, Univision
26
June 19
2 p.m.
Cameroon vs. Denmark
Pretoria
ABC, Univision
43
June 24
2 p.m.
Denmark vs. Japan
Rustenburg
ESPN, TeleFutura
44
June 24
2 p.m.
Cameroon vs. Netherlands
Cape Town
ESPN2, Univision
GROUP F: Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Slovakia
Match
Date
Time
Teams/result
Venue
TV
11
June 14
2 p.m.
Italy vs. Paraguay
Cape Town
ESPN, Univision
12
June 15
7 a.m.
New Zealand vs. Slovakia
Rustenburg
ESPN, Univision
27
June 20
7 a.m.
Slovakia vs. Paraguay
Bloemfontein
ESPN, Univision
28
June 20
9:30 a.m.
Italy vs. New Zealand
Nelspruit
ESPN, Univision
41
June 24
9:30 a.m.
Slovakia vs. Italy
Johannesburg (Ellis Park)
ESPN, TeleFutura
42
June 24
9:30 a.m.
Paraguay vs. New Zealand
Polokwane
ESPN2, Univision
GROUP G: Brazil, Ivory Coast, North Korea, Portugal
Match
Date
Time
Teams/result
Venue
TV
13
June 15
9:30 a.m.
Ivory Coast vs. Portugal
Port Elizabeth
ESPN, Univision
14
June 15
2 p.m.
Brazil vs. North Korea
Johannesburg (Ellis Park)
ESPN, Univision
29
June 20
2 p.m.
Brazil vs. Ivory Coast
Johannesburg (Soccer City)
ABC, Univision
30
June 21
7 a.m.
Portugal vs. North Korea
Cape Town
ESPN, Univision
45
June 25
9:30 a.m.
Portugal vs. Brazil
Durban
ESPN, Univision
46
June 25
9:30 a.m.
North Korea vs. Ivory Coast
Nelspruit
ESPN2, TeleFutura
GROUP H: Chile, Honduras, Spain, Switzerland
Match
Date
Time
Teams/result
Venue
TV
15
June 16
7 a.m.
Honduras vs. Chile
Nelspruit
ESPN, Univision
16
June 16
9:30 a.m.
Spain vs. Switzerland
Durban
ESPN, Univision
31
June 21
9:30 a.m.
Chile vs. Switzerland
Port Elizabeth
ESPN, Univision
32
June 21
2 p.m.
Spain vs. Honduras
Johannesburg (Ellis Park)
ESPN, Univision
47
June 25
2 p.m.
Chile vs. Spain
Pretoria
ESPN, Univision
48
June 25
2 p.m.
Switzerland vs. Honduras
Bloemfontein
ESPN2, TeleFutura

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