And the Cup beats on, even after the most anticipated game thus far after the Yanks defeated Ghana on a game-winning header by John Brooks on a corner from none other than former Maryland footballer Graham Zusi. Although Omar Gonzalez didn't see action, Zusi subbed into the game and shortly after delivered a beautiful corner in the 85th minute which lead to a three point outcome and a W in the column for the US.
We get a chance to witness Belgium, Algeria, Russia and South Korea for the first time in Brazil today, as Belgium and Algeria are slated to kick off at noon while Russia and South Korea kick off at 6:00 PM ET. Belgium is considered the favorite for the first match, but could Algeria wow some fans and pull off an upset? SB Nation weighs in here.
The 3:00 PM ET game between Mexico and Brazil features two teams tied atop of the table in Group A after they both managed victories in their first matches. Brazilian fans will flood the stadium in yellow in support of their powerhouse team that's directed by superstar Neymar. This one is worth watching.
Head to head all-time records
Belgium v. Algeria (1-1-0, Belgium)
Brazil v. Mexico (22-6-10, Brazil)
Russia v. South Korea (1-0-0, Russia)
Date, time and location:
June 17th, 12:00 p.m., Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte (Belgium v. Algeria) Group H
June 17th, 3:00 p.m., Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza (Brazil v. Mexico) Group A
June 17th, 6:00 p.m., Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá (Russia v. South Korea) Group H
Online streaming: WatchESPN