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World Cup 2014 Open Thread: Day 12

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The group round starts to wrap up today with three big matches and one throw-away.

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Well that was a gut wrenching end to the day yesterday, wasn't it? Assured of moving on the US gives up the goal in the final seconds and Portugal cling to some thin strand of hope. Truly, it was the beauty and horror of the World Cup all in one cross.

Today, however, sees the third matches of the group stage start and there are some big ones on offer. Chile vs. Holland will be an impressive clash for Group B, while the Brazil-Camaroon and Mexico-Croatia games will both be necessary to sort out Group A.

Also, Spain and Australia will be playing a friendly.

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

Australia vs. Spain

Group B

Watch it on: ESPN2

Kick off: 9:00 AM PT at Arena De Baixada in Curitiba

Netherlands vs. Chile

Group B

Watch it on: ESPN

Kick off: 9:00 AM PT at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo

Brazil vs. Camaroon

Group A

Watch it on: ESPN2

Kick off: 1:00 PM PT at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia

Mexico vs. Croatia

Group A

Watch it on: ESPN

Kick off: 1:00 PM PT at Arena Pernambuco in Recife

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".)