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2014 FIFA World Cup Game Time Thread: Matchday No. 7

Clive Brunskill

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

If you had money on the defending world and European champions potentially being eliminated after two group stage games, you are basically a genius. Oh, and I would like for you to tell me tonight's lottery numbers, too, if you could.

And who does Spain have to play with their World Cup lives potentially hanging in the balance?

That'd be a certain Arturo Vidal and the rest of the Chilean national team.

Grab your popcorn, ladies and gentlemen. This could be an entertaining affair.

In a tournament that has been as unpredictable as humanly possible, the possibility of Spain being dumped out of the World Cup after two games would probably top the list, if not at least come close to it. I mean, maybe not Italy-in-2010 kind of bad, but pretty dang bad when it comes to power ranking defending champions getting dumped out of the World Cup a lot earlier than nearly everybody expected.

And how convenient it is that our resident Chilean hero by the name of Arturo is here to help to the cause of potentially sending Spain home early.

Come on, Arturo, do it for the Fernando that Vicente del Bosque didn't bring with him to Brazil. Juventus brothers stick together, Arturo. Just remember that. (As if he didn't know that already...)


Group B: Australia vs. Netherlands: 1 p.m. local time, 12 p.m. on the East Coast, 9 a.m. on the West Coast

SB Nation preview: Holland heavy favourites after opening surprises

Group B: Chile vs. Spain: 4 p.m. local time, 3 p.m. on the East Coast, 12 p.m. on the West Coast

SB Nation preview: Champions look to recover after early humiliation

Group A: Croatia vs. Cameroon: 7 p.m. local time, 6 p.m. on the East Coast, 3 p.m. on the West Coast

SB Nation preview: Indomitable Lions need big improvement