World famous Estádio Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will serve as the backdrop for tonight’s France (Francia) vs. Ecuador 2014 FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial de Futbol Brasil) Group E showdown, for which TV schedule coverage (ESPN/Univision/CBC), start time and online live stream (en vivo) information is now available. A June 25 MLS Soccer preview states that tonight’s opening kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern Time, and by the game’s end, Group E would be decided.
Moments removed from the first whistle, France, who occupies first place in the standings, would need only a draw to secure the top seed heading into the elimination round. Their counterparts, Ecuador, find themselves sitting in second place, and would need a win or some help from the match between Honduras and Switzerland.
As usual, English-speaking soccer fans can watch all the action live as it happens on a TV (national broadcasts) or via the Internet (free live streams). Those watching on television simply tune to big ESPN starting at 3:30 p.m. ET for pre-game interviews and analysis.
Spanish-speaking futbol fans trying to watch Francia vs. Ecuador (Copa Mundial de Futbol Brasil en vivo en Español) can head over to Univision’s national TV broadcast, which TV start time follows a presentation of Primer Impacto: Edicion Mundial (3:30 p.m. ET).
Thanks to ESPN, soccer fans, football aficionados and fanaticos del futbol can also stream all the action between France vs. Ecuador live on a desktop or mobile devices. For this game in particular, ESPN3 will host a number of free live stream feeds, which include (All Eastern Times):
(2:00 p.m.) Pre-Match Coverage – Ecuador vs. France (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:30 p.m.) Ecuador vs. France (Group E) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:55 p.m.) Tactical Cam – Ecuador vs. France (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:55 p.m.) Highlight Reel – Ecuador vs. France (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:55 p.m.) Portuguese Audio – Ecuador vs. France (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:57 p.m.) Em Português – França vs. Equador 2014 FIFA World Cup
(6:00 p.m.) Post-Match – Ecuador vs. France (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Who will prevail in this Group E clash between a France trying to remain unbeaten versus an Ecuadorian squad desperate to make it into the Round of 16? Will the Europeans live up to Thierry Henry’s theory that this generation of Frenchmen can lift trophies with a win against an Ecuadorian side that’s well aware of the France’s forward threat? Tune to ESPN (TV/live stream), Univision (TV/en vivo Español) and CBC in Canada to watch the action as it happens.