The 0-0 stalemate against Costa Rica brought in 5.7m (38.8%) at 4pm on average on ITV. It peaked at over 9m at around 6.30pm.
Later, Alan Titchmarsh's Love Your Garden returned to 3.2m (16.8%) at 8pm (144,000/1.7% on +1). Alison Steadman's Shetland was seen by 1.8m (8.4%) at 9pm (165k/0.9%).
BBC One's coverage of the game between Greece and Ivory Coast scored 4.0m (20.9%) at 8pm. BBC Three's showing of Japan and Colombia gathered 744k (3.8%) at 8.30pm.
On BBC Two, Today at Wimbledon appealed to 1.2m (6.0%) at 8pm, followed by Shopgirls with 1.5m (7.2%) at 9pm and a repeat of Goodness Gracious Me with 851k (4.5%) at 10pm.
Channel 4's Location, Location, Location continued with 1.3m (6.7%) at 8pm (221k/1.0%). Auction House gathered 1.7m (7.8%) at 9pm (213k/1.2%), while Kitchen Nightmares entertained 834k (4.7%) at 10pm (152k/1.6%).
On Channel 5, Dog Rescuers interested 1.2m (6.2%) at 8pm. CSI thrilled 1.3m (6.3%) at 9pm (176k/1.0%), followed by Big Brother: Power Trip with 1.1m (6.4%) at 10pm (124k/1.3%).
Sky Atlantic's Penny Dreadful continued with 190k (0.9%) at 9pm.