World Cup 2014:Argentina vs. Iran, Germany vs. Ghana, Nigeria vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina, match times, TV schedule, live streaming and more

Matthias Hangst

What does Lionel Messi have in store for us today? I have a feeling it starts with a g and rhymes with bowl.

Yesterday recap

Costa Rica 1 Italy 0

Costa Rica continued their magical run and upset Mario Balotelli-led Italy. The lone goal of the game came off of a header from Bryan Ruiz just before the half. Costa Rica would hold up defensively and now hold the lead in Group D with six points.

France 5 Switzerland 2

The Frenchmen picked up just where they left off, easily crushing the Swiss. The scoreline says 5-2, but France dominated the entire contest, scoring the first five goals against Switzerland. Each of France's five goals came from a different player, including one from Benzema, Giroud and Matuidi.

Ecuador 2 Hondurus 1

Ecuador managed a victory and are now second in Group E because of point differential. They sent Hondurus packing thanks to a two goal performance from Enner Valencia. With one game remaining against France, Ecuador will be scrambling for a winning result and a berth to the next round.

Today's matchups

Argentina and Iran start the weekend off at noon in Brazil. Argentina led by the talented attack of Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Sergio Aguero look to win a second straight game and solidify their first place ranking in Group F. Iran, against all odds, tied Nigeria 0-0, but are aiming for the huge upset against the men in blue and white stripes.

Germany and Ghana headline the 3:00 p.m. ET game. Germany is coming off of their absolutely dominating 4-0 win over Portugal which saw Thomas Muller net a hat trick. Ghana (as most of you probably know) lost to the United States in dramatic fashion, as the Yanks' John Brooks soared up for a game winning header in the 85th minute.

Nigeria and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nigeria and Bosnia hit the field for the night game. Nigeria held possession and quite a few chances in their first game against Iran, but couldn't manage a goal and settled for a tie. Bosnia was outmatched by Argentina in their first ever World Cup match. Will the search for their first ever Cup victory end tonight?

Players to watch

Argentina: #10 Lionel Messi, forward

Iran: #21 Ashkan Dejagah, forward

Germany: #13 Thomas Muller, forward

Ghana: #20 Kwadwo Assamoah, midfield

Nigeria: #10 John Obi Mikel, midfield

Bosnia: #11 Eden Dzeko, forward

Date, time and location

June 21st, 12:00 p.m., Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte (Argentina v. Iran) Group F, ESPN

June 21st, 3:00 p.m., Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza (Germany v. Ghana) Group G, ESPN

June 21st, 6:00 p.m., Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá (Nigeria v. Bosnia) Group F, ESPN

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