SAO PAULO, Brazil (SportingAlert) — Teams, including England and Uruguay will be looking to save their 2014 World Cup participations on Thursday and here are live TV channels and streaming information to follow all the action.
Three games are on the schedule for day eight here in Brazil on Thursday, with England taking on Uruguay, Japan facing Greece and Columbia battling with the Ivory Coast.
In the opening game of the day, the Ivory Coast and Columbia will battling in what is expected to be a very interesting clash of styles at Estadio Nacional in Group C.
Both teams are on three points after winning their respective openers against Greece and Japan and they will be hoping to take something from this game with qualification for the second round well in mind. Live coverage will be at 12pm ET (13:00 Local time). Live coverage of the game is on ESPN, ESPN3 and WatchESPN App, BBC iPlayer, RTE 2, RTE Player, with beIN Sports 1 HD, 2 HD, 11 HD, 13 HD, along with RCN Television, Deportes RCN En Vivo, Caracol TV, Canal+ Ouest, SuperSport HD3 Africa, RTI 1, Canal+ Centre and SuperSport 3 Africa, all have live TV channel broadcasting.
Despite being an instant impact when coming on as a substitute in the second half against Japan, captain and record scoring forward Didier Drogba is likely to start again the bench for the Ivory Coast, while Colombia could also stay with the same starting team that beat Greece 3-0 in their opener. Colombia will have midfielder Fredy Guarin available for this game after serving his ban.
The other Group C game on the day in World Cup 2014 will see Japan taking on Greece at Estadio das Dunas in Natal. Both teams could make changes for this contest. Forward Yoshito Okubo is in contention for a call to the starting line-up after impressing as a substitute against Ivory Coast and he could replace Yuya Osako. For Greece, Kostas Mitroglou and Ioannis Fetfatzidis are all pushing for recalls, while Jose Holebas could be replaced at left-back by Georgios Tzavelas.
Live coverage will be at 5pm ET (19:00 Local time). Live streaming and TV channel coverage of the game is on ESPN, Univision Deportes, ESPN3 and WatchESPN App, NERIT1, Neritan HD, Neritan Live Streaming, NERITsports, BBC iPlayer, RTE 2, RTE Player, with beIN Sports 1 HD, 2 HD, 11 HD, 13 HD, along with NHK Japan, NTV.
Meanwhile, the game of the day is set to come from the Arena de Sao Paulo, here in Sao Paulo in Group D, where Uruguay and England seek their first win of the World Cup tournament. Both teams dropped their opening games and face and early elimination with a defeat.
Uruguay is set to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, despite admitting that he is not 100-percent match ready. Suarez missed the opening game defeat against Costa Rica after failing to recover in time from knee surgery. They will however, be without of the back four from the last game, as captain Diego Lugano is out with a knee injury, and right-back Maxi Pereira is banned.
For England, Wayne Rooney could start in the No. 10 role after struggling out left in the 2-1 defeat to Italy. Raheem Sterling is set to start out wide, while Jack Wilshere could start in midfield. Winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain returned to full training after a knee ligament injury, but will not be considered for this game.
Live streaming nd TV channel coverage of the game is at 3pm ET (16:00 local time) on ESPN, Univision Deportes, ESPN3 and WatchESPN App, TeleDoce Uruguay, Monte Carlo TV Canal 4, DIRECTV Uruguay, ITV Player, BBC Radio 5 Live, UTV, ITV 1 UK, TalkSport Radio, STV Scotland RTE 2, RTE Player, with beIN Sports 1 HD, 2 HD, 11 HD, 13 HD.