As reported by CBS Sports on June 29, the Netherlands’ 2-1 win over Mexico leaves the Dutch waiting for the winner of Costa Rica versus Greece, the second 2014 FIFA World Cup TV schedule game on Univision (TV/Español en vivo), ESPN (live stream online) and CBC (Canada TV). Kickoff is scheduled to get underway at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT/2 p.m. MT/1 p.m. PT) from Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, with the victor taking on the Oranje in the quarterfinals.
As usual, ESPN’s family of networks will host a free live streaming pre-game feed of this Central America vs. Europe clash two hours before kickoff (2 p.m. ET). For hardcore soccer/football fans that want to watch all the tailgating festivities for this clash simply launch ESPN3’s Pre-Match Coverage – Costa Rica vs. Greece (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup) here.
National TV broadcasts (United States and Canada) are all scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET, including ESPN (DirecTV 206), Univision (Miami-23) and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (national TV). As far as live streaming options are concerned, Univision will be hosting a free Grecia vs. Costa Rica (en vivo por Internet gratis) live stream feed, while ESPN3 will launch the following alternatives for everyone to enjoy (All Eastern Times):
(3:30 p.m.) Costa Rica vs. Greece (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:55 p.m.) Highlight Reel – Costa Rica vs. Greece (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:55 p.m.) Portuguese Audio – Costa Rica vs. Greece (Round of 16)
(3:55 p.m.) Tactical Cam – Costa Rica vs. Greece (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:57 p.m.) Em Português – Costa Rica vs. Grécia – ESPN Deportes
(7:00 p.m.) Post-Match – Costa Rica vs. Greece (2014 FIFA World Cup)
With Holland having punched its ticket into the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals, soccer oddsmakers believe that Los Ticos will help fill that side of the bracket. According to the latest betting lines, Costa Rica is listed as a +150 favorite to defeat a Greece side with +200 odds of a stunner.
In addition, the OVER/UNDER is set at a low combined total of 2 goals, and the chances that Costa Rica and Greece finished knotted up after 90 minutes tally +210. Finally, alternate soccer lines have Costa Rica at -128 PK and Greece at +108 PK to win this pivotal match.
Who will advance to the Elite Eight at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in what will be a great battle or coaches? Will Jorge Luis Pinto convince Costa Rica to think big in order to advance to the next round, or will the Fernando Santos get the Greek dream to continue?
Be sure and watch all the action live on your TV sets or online via free Internet live streams. ESPN will be handling national TV and live streaming duties for English-speakers in this one, while Univision (TV/en vivo gratis online) will be doing the same for the Latino community (En Español).