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2014 World Cup Day Three Open Thread

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The firehose is on! Drink!

Blatter's ego runs wild as FIFA fields its own team without telling anyone, throwing the groups into chaos
Blatter's ego runs wild as FIFA fields its own team without telling anyone, throwing the groups into chaos
Jamie Squire

Four matches today, so I hope your friends and family understand why they won't see or hear from you today!

World Cup, Eh? Who's Playing?

Group C: Colombia v. Greece, 9AM PT/Noon ET
Group D: Uruguay v. Costa Rica, Noon PT/3PM ET
Group D: England v. Italy, 3PM PT/6PM ET
Group C: Cote d'Ivoire v. Japan, 6PM PT/9PM ET

As someone who doesn't follow the international game with any degree of interest, I have nothing of substance to offer, preview-wise. If you follow one of these teams closely and would like to debrief us on your team's strengths and weaknesses, please do!

If I Only Care About Current Arsenal Players, What Games Should I Watch?

Uruguay v. Costa Rica: Arsenal youngster Joel Campbell plays for Costa Rica.
England v. Italy:  Ox and Jack Wilshere are wearing a combined total of six of the 33 Lions.

If I'm Curious About Ex-Arsenal Players, What Games Should I Watch?

Cote d'Ivoire v. Japan: Kolo Toure and Gervinho are Ivorians Of Interest.

Who's On Arsenal's Shopping List Today?

Suarez is the pipe dream, but it won't happen; Balotelli remains a tasty possibility even if I have my doubts it'll happen.

This Is Good Info, But I Need More! Can You Help Me, SBN?

We'd be glad to!

Colombia vs. Greece: Wide Areas The Key

Uruguay vs. Costa Rica: Can The Last Tournament's Darlings Rise Again?

England vs Italy: Midfield Weaknesses Make For Unpredictable Encounter

Ivory Coast vs. Japan: A Primer For New Fans
(an early leader for Most Patronizing Headline Of The Tournament, right there)

Suarez Not Expected To Start Against Costa Rica

Enough Reading! Where Do I Aim My Eyeballs To See The Games?

In the US, Colombia/Greece and Uruguay/Costa Rica are on ABC, and the other games are on ESPN. They're on ITV Player in the UK and CBC Sports in Canada. You can find other listings at LiveSoccerTV.