With France advancing to the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial Futbol Brasil) quarterfinals, the second match on Monday’s live stream (en vivo online) and TV schedule will determine Francia’s next opponent, as Germany (Alemania) and Algeria go to war. According to a CBS Sports (June 30) preview, Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will be filled to capacity for a great Round of 16 showdown.
Opening kickoff for this pivotal clash is scheduled for today at 4 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be airing/live streaming on ESPN (TV & live stream) and Univision (TV & live stream), as well as a national TV broadcast in Canada courtesy of CBC (TV only). This is clearly a battle of two countries that took contrasting paths to the 2014 FIFA World Cup’s Round of 16.
For Germany, after going undefeated in group with (2 wins and a draw), there’s no doubt in the mind of Jerome Boateng that Germany will go through to the next round. In a recent interview with FIFA.com, the Bayern Munich defender was adamant about the fact that the three-time World Cup champs have too many weapons to be beaten.
“We have magnificent players and loads of quality in the starting line-up and on the bench,” Boateng said. “It means we can always vary our play, and every one of us can influence the game at a moment’s notice. That’s definitely a plus.”
For Algeria, two draws and a win were enough for the West Africans to earn the second seed in Group H behind Belgium. However, there’s very little time to celebrate the country’s first trip to the World Cup knockout phase, as they face a German side described in a FIFA.com preview as European giants.
It comes as no surprise that soccer betting oddsmakers agree with FIFA, listing Algeria as huge +950 underdogs, compared to Germany’s -350 odds of coming away victorious in this one. The OVER/UNDER for this match is set at a high combined total of 3 goals, and the odds of a draw after 90 minutes equals +475.
As stated above, this match can be seen live on ESPN TV, Univision TV (en Español) and CBC Canada TV at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT/2 p.m. MT/1 p.m. PT). As far as Internet users are concerned, Univision Deportes en vivo would be the best alternative for Spanish-speakers, while ESPN3 offers English and/or Portuguese speakers the following free live streaming online options (Eastern Times):
(3:30 p.m.) Germany vs. Algeria (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:30 p.m.) Highlight Reel – Germany vs. Algeria
(3:55 p.m.) Tactical Cam: Germany vs. Algeria
(3:55 p.m.) Portuguese Audio – Germany vs. Algeria
(3:57 p.m.) Em Português – Alemanha vs. Argélia
(6:00 p.m.) Post-Match – Germany vs. Algeria (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)