Good morning everybody!
Andrew Binner here to take you through the pre-match formalities as we approach the first round of 16 matches later today.
The first game is a mouth-watering clash between Brazil and Chile
. The hosts' coach Luis Felipe Scolari previously said he hoped Chile got 'knocked out' so that they would not have to play their South American neighbours, such is his respect for their team.
The next game is an equally intriguing and difficult game to call as Colombia play Uruguay
. Both teams are without their star strikers after Colombia's Ramadel Falcao was injured prior to the tournament and Uruguay's Luis Suarez dominated headlines this week with his latest biting incident.
Four teams, four South American powerhouses. Boy, it is going to be a big day for the continent. Expect colour, noise and goals a plenty!