World Cup 2014: Belgium vs. Russia, Algeria vs. South Korea, United States vs. Portugal, match times, TV schedule, live streaming and more

Michael Steele

The US look to build off of their opening win, but Ronaldo and company look to spoil the party.

Yesterday recap

Argentina 1 Iran 0

The unheralded hero of Argentina struck again and this time in thrilling fashion. Lionel Messi came through in the clutch in the 91st minute to deliver a goal and send his team to the Round of 16. Iran was the big underdog but was able to hold off Argentina until the superstar delivered a remarkable goal from outside of the box. Iran has one point and Argentina leads Group F with six.

Germany 2 Ghana 2

Ghana bounced back from a loss to the United States in spectacular fashion, managing a draw against powerhouse Germany. Ghana outplayed Germany and controlled the tempo for much of the match but they couldn't retake the lead after an equilizing and record-breaking goal from Miroslav Klose in the 71st minute. Ghana now has one point and Germany has four.

Nigeria 1 Bosnia 0

Bosnia is eliminated from the tournament after losing 1-0 to Nigeria. Plenty of controversy surrounds the match after Bosnia was unjustly stripped of a goal by Edin Dzeko after he was called offside though the replay revealed otherwise. The lone goal of the match came in the 29th minute when Odenwingie scored off of the pretty build up from Emenike. Nigeria has four points and have one final game against Argentina.

Today's matchups

Belgium and Russia square off in what looks to be a promising match. Beligum barely edged Algeria 2-1 after going down 1-0 early on in the game. Russia drew in their first match against South Korea after a major goalkeeping gaff from Akinfee. The two are meeting for the ninth time and Russia holds the all-time record 4-3-1.

Algeria and South Korea headline the second game today, representing Group H. Algeria played Belgium tough but couldn't outlast the Belgians and dropped the game 2-1. South Korea barely held on to a 1-1 tie against Russia. This is the second ever game between the two sides, and Korea holds the all-time record 1-0-0.

Drum roll please. This is the moment we've all been impatiently waiting for. United States square off against Portugal with coverage beginning 5:30 p.m. ET. The US won their opening match against Ghana thanks to a late header from John Brooks (let's not forget the ball was delivered flawlessly from Graham Zusi, go terps). Portugal was blown out in their opening match against Germany but played most of it short-handed thanks to a red card from top class defender Pepe. With Pepe suspended for this match, Ronaldo aching and Fabio Coentrao out for the rest of the Cup.

Players to watch

Belgium: #10 Eden Hazard, midfielder

Russia: #19 Alexander Samedov, midfielder

Algeria: #10 Sofiane Feghouli, midfielder

South Korea: #9 Son Heung Min, forward

United States: #8 Clint Dempsey, midfielder

Portugal: #7 Christiano Ronaldo, midfielder

Date, time and location

June 22nd, 12:00 p.m., Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (Belgium v. Russia) Group H, ESPN

June 22nd, 3:00 p.m., Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre(Algeria v. South Korea) Group H, ESPN

June 22nd, 6:00 p.m., Arena Amazônia, Manaus (United States v. Portugal) Group G, ESPN

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