RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (SportingAlert.com) — The following are the live TV channels and streaming coverage for day 7 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals here in Brazil on Wednesday.
After stunning Spain in their opener, the Netherlands are back in action again as they face Australia, looking to move a step closer to booking a knock-out round place.
Australia and Netherlands face-off in Group B at Estadio Beira-Rio, at 12 pm ET (13:00 local time). Robin van Persie scored twice against Spain, including a spectacular diving header, which is one of the main highlights so far at Brazil 2014. Arjen Robben also scored twice in the 5-1 victory over Spain and he too will be a hand for Australia.
The Aussie were beaten 3-1 by Chile, but will take a lot of positive from that game after pushing their opponents all the way to the full 90 minutes. Australia also felt they were unlucky not to come away with a share of the points from that game.
Australia v Netherlands (Group B), Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, (13:00 local time)
Live TV Channels: , SBS Radio 1, SBS One Australia, NOS Live Streaming, Nederland 1, ARD Live Stream, ARD Das Erste, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports 2 HD, beIN Sports 11 HD, beIN Sports 13 HD, RTE 2, RTE Player, ITV Player, ITV 1 UK, STV Scotland, UTV, BBC Radio 5 Live, ESPN Deportes, ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Radio, Univision USA.
In Group B also, defending championships Spain face Chile in what looks like a must win game with Spain boss Vicente del Bosque expected to make some changes. Gerard Pique and Xavi could be drop to bench, but captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas who agreed to making several costly mistakes against Holland is set to keep his place between the sticks.
Chile’s victory over Australia means that victory over Spain and win for the Netherlands over Australia would mean Spain and the Aussies would face early exits. Alexis Sanchez and company are ready to go, although Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli admits that star midfielder Arturo Vidal, who played in the win over Australia, face a game time fitness test.
Spain v Chile (Group B), Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 3pm ET (16:00 local time)
Live TV Channels: DIRECTV Chile, Canal 13, TVN, GOL T, TeleCinco Espana, MiTele En Vivo, Gol Stadium, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC iPlayer, BBC One UK, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports 2 HD, beIN Sports 11 HD, beIN Sports 13 HD, RTE 2, RTE Player, ESPN Deportes, ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Radio, Univision USA, SportsMax, CVM TV Jamaica, CBC Sports Live Streaming, SBS One Australia, SBS Radio 3, SBS Radio 4, NOS Live Streaming.
The third game on the day comes from Group A, where Cameroon and Croatia, who both suffered defeats in their openers, looking to win three points and keep their hopes alive. A draw would play into the hands of Brazil and Mexico, who both played to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday in their clash.
Cameroon, which suffered a 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their first game, could be without captain and leading forward Samuel Eto’o for the vital clash because of a knee injury, while Mario Mandzukic is set to return to the starting line-up after serving a one game suspension where he missed the tournament opening defeat to Brazil.
Cameroon v Croatia (Group A), Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 6pm ET (18:00 local time)
Live TV Channels: CTN, ARD Live Stream, HRT 2, TV Slovenija 2, ARD Das Erste, AFN Sports, BBC Radio 5 Live, STV Scotland, ITV 1 UK, UTV, The ITV Player, SuperSport Select, SLGO, SuperSport 3 Africa, beIN Sports Arabia 1 HD, beIN Sports 2 HD, beIN Sports 11 HD, beIN Sports 13 HD, RTE 2, RTE Player, ESPN Deportes, ESPN, ESPN3, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Radio, Univision USA.