2014 World Cup “Group A” action continues with an intriguing matchup between Cameroon and Mexico, which will be televised on ESPN-2 (national TV) and streaming live and free on Watch-ESPN, ESPN-Deportes and ESPN3. Estadio Arenas das Dunas in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, will be the site for his intragroup showdown between two sides with plenty to prove heading into the tournament.
A June 12 NY Times preview indicates that opening kickoff for this match is scheduled for Noon Eastern Time (11 a.m. CT/10 a.m. MT/9 a.m. PT). It’s worth noting that TV and live stream online coverage gets underway at 11:30 a.m. ET on ESPN-2 and ESPN-3. For more live streaming information please visit WatchESPN or click on the (ESPN-3) link to launch the free Internet feed (Watch a free live streaming feed of Spain vs. Netherlands from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil here).
For Cameroon’s national football team, earning the respect of the world starts with a match that could go a long way as far as establishing second place in Group A. As detailed in a June 13 SBN report, Brazil’s 3-1 win over Croatia leaves things wide open for Cameroon to try and finish behind the host country when group play wraps up.
For Mexico’s national football squad, their struggles to qualify appear to be a distant memory in Miguel Herrera’s mind. During a Thursday press conference, the outspoken manager raised some eyebrows hen he stated that Mexico not only possesses the tools to win Group A, but also to go all the way this year in Brazil.
“We’re ready, there are no excuses,” Herrera said to media members. “The team has surprised me more than I thought. ... We can be world champions.”
For what it’s worth, 2014 FIFA World Cup oddsmakers agree with his notion, at least for the first match of the tournament. Moments removed from the opening kickoff, Mexico is listed as a +113 favorite to defeat Cameroon and their +245 odds of an upset.
In addition, the OVER/UNDER for today’s live streaming and TV match is set at a combined total of 2 goals, and alternate betting spreads go as follows: Mexico -½ [+113] vs. Cameroon +½ [-133]. Finally, the soccer betting odds that we will see a draw this afternoon are calculated at +215, which is the third most likely scenario.
Mexicans and Cameroonians cannot afford to miss what will likely be a pivotal match to determine second place in Group A of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Watch these countries go to war for respect and a place in the next stage at Noon Eastern Time. Soccer fans around the world can either tune to ESPN-2’s national TV broadcast (DirecTV channel 209) at 11:30 a.m. ET, or simply click on the link Watch-ESPN provided above to launch the free ESPN3 online live stream.