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2018 World Cup, day 19: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Brazil vs. Mexico and Belgium v. Japan

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A big matchup in today’s Round of 16

Serbia v Brazil: Group E - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

After a snoozer of a morning knockout game, our regularly scheduled World Cup madness returned in the afternoon. Such a snoozefest seems unlikely today, with two of the pre-tourament favorites taking on two exciting darkhorses, when Brazil take on Mexico and Belgium take on Japan.

Brazil v. Mexico

In today’s marquee matchup, perennial favorites Brazil taking on a very exciting Mexico team. Mexico looked great in their first two games, but a defensive breakdown left them needing South Korea to beat Germany in order to ensure their passage into the Round of 16. It has been 16 years since Brazil last won this tournament, and a loss here today would put their longest title drought ever into play. The South Americans remain the favorite, but this Mexico team can beat anyone on the day.

Location: Cosmos Arena, Samara

Kickoff time: 10:00AM Eastern

Available TV: Fox (English), Telumundo (Spanish)

Available streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/website), Telemundo (website)

Belgium v. Japan

The second game today features Belgium, a pre-tournament darling who has made good so far, and Japan, a team many unafffiliated fans love to root for. Belgium’s best ever result in this tournament is fourth, and they are primed to make a deep run this year, but that is dependent on them getting past Japan first.

Location: Rostov Arena, Rostov-na-Donu

Kickoff time: 2PM Eastern

Available TV: Fox (English), Telumundo (Spanish)

Available streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/website), Telemundo (website)

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