Here we go, here we go, here we go! Here we go, here we go, here we gooooooo! etc etc
The World Cup starts Thursday 12th June and ends on Sunday 16th July.
GOOD NEWS none of the England games clash with USA games
BAD NEWS Rio is only two hours ahead of Chicago (as opposed to 4 hours behind the UK) so the bad news is some of the games will be kicking off at around 11am or 2pm. Hmmm, anyone for a long late brunch?!
The only time England are likely to be in a match against Team USA is in the Semi-Finals, I am not sure how likely this will be.
So will you be cheering England or the USA? Or Mexico? Or Italy? Now that you live in this city, you’ve got a legitimate right to cheer for any of them!!
And here are the dates you need to save. All kick-off times are in Chicago time CDT! You’re welcome!
ENGLAND (Group D) fixtures:
Saturday 14 June 2014, 5pm CDT
England v Italy, Arena Amazonia, Manaus (BBC)
Thursday 19 June 2014, 2pm CDT
Uruguay v England , Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, (ITV)
Tuesday 24 June 2014, 11am CDT
Costa Rica v England, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ITV)
USA (Group G) fixtures:
Monday 16 June 2014, 5pm CDT
Ghana v United States, Arena das Dunas, Natal (BBC)
Sunday 22 June 2014, 11am CDT
United States v Portugal, Arena Amazonia, Manaus (BBC)
Thursday 26 June 2014, 11am CDT
United States v Germany, Arena Pernambuco, Recife (BBC) – def worth a watch as Team USA are managed by Jurgen Klinsmann
Saturday 28 June 2014, 3pm CDT
Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Sunday 29 June 2014, 3pm CDT
Winner Group D v Runner-up Group C, Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Monday 30 June 2014, 3pm CDT
Winner Group G v Runner-up Group H, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Tuesday 1 July 2014, 3pm CDT
Winner Group H v Runner-up Group G, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Friday 4 July 2014, 3pm CDT – remember this is a public holiday woohoo!
Winner Second-round 1 v Winner Second-round 2, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Saturday 5 July 2014, 3pm CDT
Winner Second-round 3 v Winner Second-round 4, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Friday 4 July 2014, 11am CDT – remember this is a public holiday woohoo!
Winner Second-round 5 v Winner Second-round 6, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Saturday 5 July 2014, 11am CDT
Winner Second-round 7 v Winner Second-round 8, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia
These are the only games that could be an England vs Team USA…
Tuesday 8 July 2014, 3pm CDT
Winner Quarter-final 1 (USA) v Winner Quarter-final 2 (England), Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Wednesday 9 July 2014, 3pm CDT
Winner Quarter-final 3 (USA) v Winner Quarter-final 4 (England), Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Sunday 13 July 2014, 2pm CDT
Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
And here is something you need to teach your American friends…