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2014 FIFA World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 4

Scott Heavey

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

A message to the rest of the world: Today is the day that you learn about the boy wonder known as 21-year-old French midfielder Paul Pogba. May you cherish this day. May you remember it. May you tell your grandchildren about 20 years from now. May it be one of the best days of your life.

Pogba and France open their World Cup campaign against Honduras in the second game of the day. Sunday's first game also has a Juventus-related twist, as everybody's favorite Swiss fullback Stephan Lichtsteiner will be opening up group stage play as well against Ecuador.

Do we really need to ask Lichtsteiner if he's excited to get on the field in Brazil for something other than a training session...


...I didn't think so.

Just because Italy has already played their first group stage game, it doesn't mean there are any Juventus players to pay attention about. Pogba will be under the microscope because of who he is and what everybody thinks he will be. But there's also Lichtsteiner, who will likely be yelling and making odd faces at just about everybody in a Ecuador jersey because there's really no other way that he plays.

Sounds like a nice little way to spend a Sunday.

Let the Pogba — and Lichtsteiner — show begin.


Group E: Switzerland vs. Ecuador, 1 p.m. local time, 12 p.m. on the East Coast, 9 a.m. on the West Coast

Group E: France vs. Honduras, 4 p.m. local time, 3 p.m. on the East Coast, 12 p.m. on the West Coast

Group F: Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, 7 p.m. local time, 6 p.m. on the East Coast, 3 p.m. on the West Coast