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Your World Cup runneth over: You can catch every minute of the action with ESPN app

Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

 

 

 

 

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By Peter Covino
A&E Editor
It’s Father’s Day Sunday, and if dad is a big soccer fan, maybe the best gift of all will be to just leave him alone and let him watch the FIFA World Cup.
Bright House Networks has announced that every World Cup game (World Cup competition starts today, Thursday) will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 in English and on Univision in Spanish.
Even more importantly, you can watch every game on the go as well with Bright House Networks TV Everywhere.
For English, all games will be accessible via the WatchESPN app over the Internet, as well as mobile platforms, devices and Internet video services including iOS, Android, Windows 8, Kindle Fire, Xbox 360/One, Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV. All that’s required to stream the games is for users to have ESPN on their cable TV service, and then log in using their Bright House My Services credential.
In Spanish, the World Cup’s 64 matches also will  be available live on the Univision Deportes app — available for PCs and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
The Univision Deportes app also allows fans to view highlights and other content, receive personalized alerts, and access match schedules, results and other content The first two rounds of World Cup action will be available free for anyone to watch on the Univision Deportes App. Starting July 4 with the quarterfinals through the July 13 final, users must have Univision Deportes on their Bright House Networks cable TV service and log in using their Bright House My Services credentials in order to stream the games.
And when you want to replay a favorite match, Bright House Networks will also be offering the action through its On Demand service. For English, all 64 games will be available on Sports & Fitness On Demand in SD and HD (individual games will be available for 1 week). Spanish-language versions of all 64 games will be available on Lo Mejor On Demand in SD and HD (individual games will be available for 1 week).
The tournament kicked off June 12 and will culminate with the championship game July 13 in Rio de Janeiro.
The United States team plays its first game versus Ghana at 6 p.m. Monday.
The first round schedule:
Thursday, June 12
4 p.m.: Brazil vs. Croatia at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN; Univision/Univision Deportes Network).
Friday, June 13
12 p.m.: Mexico vs. Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas, Natal (ESPN2; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: Spain vs. Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m. Chile vs. Australia at Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba (ESPN2; Univision/UDN)
Saturday, June 14
12 p.m.: Colombia vs. Greece at Estádio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ABC; Univision/UDN).
3 p.m.: Uruguay vs. Costa Rica at Estádio Castelao, Fortaleza (ABC; Univision/UDN).
6 p.m.: England vs. Italy at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (ESPN; Univision/UDN).
9 p.m.: Ivory Coast vs. Japan at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN; Univision/UDN).
Sunday, June 15
12 p.m.: Switzerland vs. Ecuador at Estádio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ABC; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: France vs. Honduras at Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ABC; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m.: Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
Monday, June 16
12 p.m.: Germany vs. Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: Iran vs. Nigeria at Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m.: Ghana vs. United States at Estadio das Dunas, Natal (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
Tuesday, June 17
12 p.m.: Belgium vs. Algeria at Estádio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: Brazil vs. Mexico at Estádio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m.: Russia vs. South Korea at Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
Wednesday, June 18
12 p.m.: Australia vs. Netherlands at Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: Spain vs. Chile at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m.: Cameroon vs. Croatia at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
Thursday, June 19
12 p.m.: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast at Estádio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: Uruguay vs. England at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m.: Japan vs. Greece at Estadio das Dunas, Natal (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
Friday, June 20
12 p.m.: Italy vs. Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: Switzerland vs. France at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m.: Honduras vs. Ecuador at Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
Saturday, June 21
12 p.m.: Argentina vs. Iran at Estádio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: Germany vs. Ghana at Estádio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m.: Nigeria vs. Bosnia Herzegovina at Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
Sunday, June 22
12 p.m.: Belgium vs. Russia at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ABC; Univision/UDN)
3 p.m.: South Korea vs. Algeria at Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ABC; Univision/UDN)
6 p.m.: United States vs. Portugal at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
Monday, June 23
12 p.m.: Netherlands vs. Chile at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN2; Univision/UDN)
12 p.m.: Australia vs. Spain at Arena da Baixada, Curitiba (ESPN; UniMás/Galavisión)
4 p.m.: Croatia vs. Mexico at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
4 p.m.: Cameroon vs. Brazil at Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN2; UniMás/Galavisión)
Tuesday, June 24
12 p.m.: Italy vs. Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas, Natal (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
12 p.m.: Costa Rica vs. England at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ESPN2; UniMás/Galavisión)
4 p.m.: Japan vs. Colombia at Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
4 p.m.: Greece vs. Ivory Coast at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN2; UniMás/Galavisión)
Wednesday, June 25
12 p.m.: Nigeria vs. Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
12 p.m.: Bosnia Herzegovina vs. Iran at Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (ESPN2; UniMás/Galavisión)
4 p.m.: Ecuador vs. France at Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro (ESPN2; Univision/UDN)
4 p.m.: Honduras vs. Switzerland at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (ESPN; UniMás/Galavisión)
Thursday, June 26
12 p.m.: United States vs. Germany at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
12 p.m.: Portugal vs. Ghana at Estádio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN2; UniMás/Galavisión)
4 p.m.: South Korea vs. Belgium at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo (ESPN; Univision/UDN)
4 p.m.: Algeria vs. Russia at Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (ESPN2; UniMás/Galavisión)
Medieval Times
Dad just might want to take a break from World Cup and see dinner and a show at Medieval Times this weekend.
Dad gets to watch the two-hour show for free and chow down on the four course meal today and tomorow.
The special offer at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Kissimmee is valid for all shows through Sunday with an adult ticket  purchase. Mention code: FDWEB at the time of purchase.
You also can add a special Medieval Times’ Father’s Day Package for $25 more. Dad will receive a framed photo, a commemorative Father’s Day Scroll to honor his special day, and a 25-ounce souvenir stein with his choice of draft beer or soda.
Call 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) or visit www.MedievalTimes.com for information and reservations.
Grand Cypress
You can get dad something really special with a Father’s Day weekend getaway at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.
It doesn’t even have to be this weekend.
The Grand Cypress,  located on 1,500 acres,  is known for all of its amenities and its  45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf.
“Fathers are often unsung heroes,” said Area Vice President and General Manager Pat Engfer, in a release from the resort. “As one of Orlando’s most popular destinations, we are proud to offer dads and their families world-class service, extraordinary amenities and gourmet meals that honor their hard work and contributions.”
Some of the highlights during a stay at the Grand Cypress include:
Trivia at On the Rocks pool bar offers views of the lagoon pool and the perfect spot to catch some rays while watching major sporting events, sipping a refreshing cocktail or enjoying a classic summertime favorite from the new poolside menu.
Cruise Lake Windsong in one of the resort’s many watercrafts including kayaks, canoes, sailboats, hydro bikes, aqua cycles, or paddleboats.
Resort golf packages and Florida resident rates are available now through Dec. 31.
Cocina 214
Here is another dinner special for dad. Cocina 214 in Winter Park is offering all dad’s one free draft beer or free dessert of their choosing Sunday. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant is located at 151 E. Welbourne Ave.

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