World Cup schedule Monday: Netherlands vs Slovakia, Brazil vs Chile
Netherlands vs Slovakia and Brazil vs Chile face off on the World Cup schedule Monday as the Group of 16 sudden knock-out round continues.
Monday (June 28):
- Netherlands vs. Slovakia, 10 am ET on ESPN
- Brazil vs. Chile, 2:30 pm ET on ESPN
No. 4-ranked Netherlands is thus-far undefeated in the 2010 World Cup. No. 34-ranked Slovakia has won one, tied one, and lost one. Even if the Eastern Europeans are knocked out, they'll be happy with making it this far in their first-ever World Cup appearance since Czechoslovakia split in 1993.
This afternoon, No. 1-ranked Brazil faces No. 18-ranked Chile. No South American teams have been yet ousted from the 2010 World Cup.
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This past weekend saw the field thin, amid some really poor refereeing.
Read World Cup blogger Mark Sappenfield's analysis, "How the USA got it so wrong against Ghana."
See all results at FIFA.com.
Download a PDF of the World Cup schedule from FIFA, and this ESPN fact sheet on its month-long coverage of the World Cup. Live television coverage on ESPN and Univision begins a half-hour before each match.
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