Trying to knock off one of the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial de Futbol Brasil) favorites, Switzerland (Suiza) takes on Argentina in the first of two TV schedule and live stream (Round of 16) matches on Tuesday’s Univision Deportes (Español TV/en vivo), ESPN (TV/live stream) and CBC-Canada’s (TV only) programming slate. A July 1 Argentina vs. Switzerland Tactical preview indicates that Arena Corinthians in São Paulo, Brazil, will be the site for this elimination contest.
Opening kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. Eastern Time (11 a.m. Central Time/10 a.m. Mountain Time/9 a.m. Pacific Time), and soccer/football/futbol fans can explore a number of (TV/Internet live stream) viewing options. Everything gets underway with ESPN3’s live stream of Pre-Match Coverage - Argentina vs. Switzerland (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup) beginning at 10 a.m. ET on WatchESPN (online).
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On Sunday, FIFA announced referee designations for matches 55 and 56, which includes this intercontinental showdown between the Argentines and the Swiss. In the report, FIFA states that 40-year-old Swede, Jonas Eriksson will be officiating Tuesday’s early Round of 16 match, which could be the highest watched game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial de Futbol Brasil) thus far.
In the United States, national TV coverage of Argentina versus Switzerland (live TV) and Argentina contra Suiza (en vivo TV) are both scheduled to get underway at 11:30 a.m. ET on ESPN (DirecTV-206) and Univision (Miami-23). English and Spanish pre-match shows will feature starting lineups, interviews and the latest news surrounding both sides prior to their elimination encounter at the top of the hour.
At Noon, ESPN and Univision will not broadcast this match live, but (Internet) live streams will also become available in both languages. Latinos and Spanish-speaking amantes del futbol can watch Argentina vs. Suiza en vivo (en Español) courtesy of Univision Deportes (online), while English/Portuguese-speaking soccer/futbol fans can choose from one of the following free live streaming ESPN3 options (Eastern Times):
Argentina vs. Switzerland (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Portuguese Audio - Argentina vs. Switzerland
Tactical Cam - Argentina vs. Switzerland
Highlight Reel - Argentina vs. Switzerland
Em Português - Argentina vs. Suiça - ESPN-Deportes
Post-Match - Argentina vs. Switzerland (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
What can soccer/football/futbol fans expect to see when they tune in or launch the free live streams of Argentina vs. Switzerland (Argentina vs. Suiza)? According to 2014 FIFA World Cup oddsmakers, the South Americans are listed as -200 favorites over a European side that possesses +550 odds of pulling off a stunner. The OVER/UNDER for this match is set at a combined total of 2½ goals, and the chances that there’s a draw after 90 minutes of play equal +300.
Will Ottmar Hitzfeld’s plan to thwart Lionel Messi prove to be effective, or will the world’s best player continue to dazzle the world with his play including Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella? Tune to ESPN (TV/free live stream) and Univision (TV/en vivo en Español) to watch it all unfold beginning at 10 a.m., continuing at 11:30 and don’t forget to watch the post-match Argentina vs. Switzerland (Suiza) show.