With group-play in the rear-view mirror, the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial de Futbol Brasil) kicks off with a South American showdown between Chile and Brazil, which can be seen on ABC (TV schedule), Univision (Español en vivo TV) and WatchESPN (free online live stream). Stated in an MLS Soccer preview on June 27, Governador Magalhaes Pinto Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brasil, will be the site for this terrific showdown.
Opening kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. Pacific Time) following the conclusion of ABC’s Quest for the Cup at 11 a.m. on ABC. The official 2014 FIFA World Cup pre-match (national TV) shows get underway half-hour later on ABC and Univision (En Español).
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For soccer/football/futbol fans watching the action online/Internet, there are a number of ways to watch Brazil take on Chile in the first Round of 16 elimination match of the tournament. Latino futbol fans can stream it live (en vivo en Español) via Univision Deportes’ live streaming page, while English-speaking soccer fans can watch the free ESPN3 Brazil vs. Chile live stream beginning at 11:30 a.m., along with the following additional (WatchESPN free live stream) options (All Eastern Times):
(11:30 a.m.) Brazil vs. Chile (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) Tactical Cam – Brazil vs. Chile (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) Highlight Reel – Brazil vs. Chile (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) Portuguese Audio – Brazil vs. Chile (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:57 a.m.) Em Português – Brasil vs. Chile (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(2:00 p.m.) Post-Match – Brazil vs. Chile (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
As far as how 2014 World Cup (Copa Mundial de Futbol FIFA Brasil) oddsmakers foresee this clash playing out, it should come as no surprise that the host country should prevail. According to the latest betting lines, Brazil is a -200 favorite to defeat a Chilean side with +500 odds of an upset.
In addition, this is expected to be a low scoring affair, as the OVER/UNDER is set at combined total of 2½ goals this afternoon. Finally, the chances that Brazil and Chile are all knotted up after 90 minutes of regulation are calculated at +350.
Who will win this South American showdown between two sides playing tremendous soccer/football/futbol: Will this Chilean generation continue to break the mould with a huge upset, or will Fernandinho and Brazil embrace their opportunities at home? Don’t miss what should be a terrific battle of wills!
Television viewers can tune to ABC for the national TV broadcast in English beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET or at 11 a.m. to watch ABC’s Quest for the Cup special. For Latino and Spanish-speaking fans, Univision has all the bases covered in what has been a historic event for the network. Finally, those watching online can either visit ESPN3 to view free live streams in English, or to watch Brasil vs. Chile en vivo en Español, simply visit Univision Deportes’ live streaming page.