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World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Day 7

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Three more matches today, including the return of the Netherlands and Spain.

Chung Sung-Jun

Yesterday had two ties, a staggering numbers given that the first five days of the 2014 World Cup had just one. However, one of those ties was an excellent back and forth battle between Brazil and Mexico that saw El Tri holding on for dear life as Memo Ochoa made a series of stunning saves to keep them in the game.

News also came from the US camp that Jurgen Klinsmann hopes that Jozy Altidore will be back before the end of the tournament, new that will certainly brighten the outlook of American fans.

Today sees the Netherlands, who demolished Spain 5-1 in the first round of matches, back in action against Australia. Spain, meanwhile, will look to right the ship against Chile, a dangerous side, but one that the reigning World Cup champions should definitely over-match.

This is your all-purpose World Cup open thread. Drop in to make some predictions, talk about the games, or anything else World Cup related.

Today's Games

Netherlands vs. Australia

Group B

Watch it on: ESPN

Kick off: 9:00 AM PT at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porta Algere

Spain vs. Chile

Group B

Watch it on: ESPN

Kick off: 12:00 PM PT at Maracana - Estadio Journalista Mario Filho in Rio De Janeiro

Cameroon vs. Croatia

Group A

Watch it on: ESPN

Kick off: 3:00 PM PT at Arena Amazonia in Manaus

World Cup Resources

Make sure to check out SB Nation's World Cup preview.

The Timbers Army have put together a guide to watching the World Cup in Portland.

Head to the source at FIFA.com for the full match schedule. (Be sure to hit "Change to your time".)