World Cup Group B Preview: Not Quite The Group Of Death, But Damn

Here's your Group B hub and open thread, where you'll find our previews and predictions.

The Teams

Spain:

The Netherlands:

Chile:

Australia:

The Schedule

All times Eastern

June 13, 3 p.m.: Spain vs. Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova

June 13, 6 p.m.: Chile vs. Australia at Arena Pantanal

June 18, noon: Australia vs. Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio

June 18, 3 p.m.: Spain vs. Chile at Estadio do Maracanã

June 23, noon: Australia vs. Spain at Arena da Baixada

June 23, noon: Netherlands vs. Chile at Arena de Sao Paulo

Our Predictions

1. Spain

2. Chile

3. The Netherlands

4. Australia

That's it for Group B. Group C tomorrow. Discuss in the comments, and be sure to check the rest of our previews below.

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