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2014 FIFA World Cup Day 6: Belgium vs. Algeria, Russia vs. South Korea, Brazil vs. Mexico

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The first matches wrap up and Group A starts round two as we go deeper into the World Cup.

Jamie Squire

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The Teams

Group H

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Belgium

Region: UEFA
Manager: Marc Wilmots

FIFA World Ranking: 11

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group A

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Algeria

Region: CAF
Manager: Vahid Halilhodžić

FIFA World Ranking: 22

How They Got Here: Defeated Burkino Faso in CAF Third Round

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 17th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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The Teams

Group A

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Brazil

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

FIFA World Ranking: 3

How They Got Here: Hosts (Automatically Qualified)

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Mexico

Region: CONCACAF
Manager: Miguel Herrera

FIFA World Ranking: 19

How They Got Here: Finished Fourth in CONCACAF Hex Stage, defeated New Zealand in inter-region playoff.

Other Info

Table

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Lineups

Date: June 17th, 2014
Gametime: 2:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil

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The Teams

Group H

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Russia

Region: UEFA
Manager: Fabio Capello

FIFA World Ranking: 18

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group F

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South Korea

Region: AFC
Manager: Hong Myung-bo

FIFA World Ranking: 55

How They Got Here: Finished Second in AFC Group A

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 17th, 2014
Gametime: 5:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, Brazil