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2014 WORLD CUP
June 28, 2014  | By David Bianculli

ABC, 12:00 p.m. ET

 

We’re now into the knockout round of the World Cup: 16 teams playing eight games, with the winner advancing and the loser going home, forced to wait until 2018 to try, try again. The first two games are played today, and both are broadcast live by ABC. At noon ET, host country Brazil plays Chile – and at 4 p.m. ET, it’s Uruguay vs. Colombia. These games are easy to sink your teeth into: Not only are they high-stakes, single-elimination games, but the last time Uruguay played, one of its players, Luis Suarez, bit an opposing player in the back on international television. But don’t look for him today – even though he’s considered one of the most talented players in the modern game, he was banned by FIFA from all competition for four months for his on-field indiscretion. That should teach him not to masticate in public.

 
 
 
 
 
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