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July 1 World Cup Open Thread

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Angel di Maria and his side look to move on to the next round.

Ronald Martinez

Today's schedule brings us two interesting matchups. First, ADM and Argentina will take on a talented, but somewhat inexperienced, Swiss side while 'Merica will face off against Thibault Courtois and darkhorse Belgium later today.

Honestly, I hope Argentina loses pretty badly today for a couple reasons. ADM would go home and rest in advance of the coming season, Leo Messi wouldn't taste World Cup glory and I think this Swiss side is super fun when playing to their full potential.

Also, 'MERICA. 'Nuff said.

Argentina vs. Switzerland

Argentina starting XI: Romero, Garay, Zabaleta, Gago, Di Maria, Higuain, Messi (c), Mascherano, Rojo, Fernandez, Lavezzi

Switzerland starting XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler (c), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqiri

United States vs. Belgium

United States starting XI: to be announced

Belgium starting XI: to be announced

Happy chatting, amigos!