With just 8 games left in the tournament the UK TV companies, BBC and ITV, have decided which games they will be showing live, with the exception of the two semi-final games. Who is covering those two games should be known next week.

Viewing figures for the World Cup have been high, and an estimated 900 million viewers across the world are expected to watch the final on Sunday 13th July.

The schedule:

Friday 4th July 2014
France v Germany Quarter Final 5pm BBC 1 Estadio do Maracana, Rio De Janerio
Brazil v Colombia Quarter Final 9pm ITV Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Saturday 5th July 2014
Argentina v Belgium Quarter Final 5pm ITV Estadio Nacional, Brasilia
Netherlands v Costa Rica Quarter Final 9pm BBC 1 Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Tuesday 8th July 2014
Winner Quarter Final 1 v Winner Quarter Final 2 Semi Final 9pm To be confirmed Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Wednesday 9th July 2014
Winner Quarter Final 3 v Winner Quarter Final 4 Semi Final 9pm To be confirmed Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Saturday 12th July 2014
Loser Semi Final 1 v Loser Semi Final 2 Third Place Play Off 9pm ITV Estadio Nacional, Brasilia
Sunday 13th July 2014
Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2 Final 8pm BBC 1 and ITV Estadio do Maracana, Rio De Janerio

Uruguay v Costa Rica. Stadium Estádio CastelãoFIFA are reporting some of the key Television viewing figures from the Group Stages include:

  • USA: Portugal game was most watched football match ever on US TV, higher than any of NBA Finals and higher than average of 2013 World Series 2013 (ESPN, UNIVISION: 24.7 million combined)
  • Brazil: Croatia match drew highest 2014 TV sports broadcast (TV Globo, Bandeirantes: 47.4 million combined)
  • France: Switzerland game reached largest TV audience since 2007 (TF1: 16.7 million)
  • Netherlands: Chile match reached biggest TV audience since 2010 FIFA World Cup Final™ (Ned 1: 8.1 million)
  • Germany: USA match attracted biggest TV audience in 2 years (ZDF: 27.3 million)
  • Italy: Uruguay game watched by biggest TV audience in 2 years (RAI 1, Sky Mondiale, RAI Sport: 19.3 million combined)
  • UK: Uruguay game drew biggest TV audience in 2 years (ITV: 17.9 million)
  • Spain: Chile match attracted biggest TV audience for 2 years (Telecinco: 13.2 million)

 

 

By Hants