The final 2014 FIFA World Cup TV schedule and live stream (online) "Univision En Vivo" broadcast on Friday's slate features Colombia versus Brazil in the second quarterfinal match of the day. According to a June 3 MLS Brasil 2014 preview, Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza, Brazil, will be the site for this pivotal clash of South American sides looking to reach the semifinals.
Opening kickoff for is sure to be the highest-watched World Cup match among the Latin community is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. Pacific Time) on Univision (Miami-23). Pablo "La Torre de Jalisco" Ramírez, José Luis López Salido and Jesús "El Profe" Bracamontes will provide Spanish commentary for this quarterfinal showdown, which gets underway with the pre-match show at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Latin soccer fans trying to watch "Colombia vs. Brasil En Vivo" online can view Univision Deportes' free live stream beginning at the aforementioned TV start time of 4 p.m. ET. Please note that online users will be asked to chose from one of the following television providers in order to enjoy the free live stream: AT&T, DirecTV, Dish, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Optimum, Bright House and/or Verizon Fios.
For Colombia, what this team has been able to accomplish is nothing short of remarkable. As reported by FIFA.com on July 4, Colombia defender Pablo Armero is one of many players who believe Los Cafeteros are going for glory tonight against the mighty Brazilian side.
Coming off a win over Chile, the five-time World Cup champions are bracing for another continental challenge in the quarterfinals versus a very tough Colombian side. Nevertheless, history is certainly on Brazil's side as it prepares to punch its ticket into the semifinals against Germany.
Statistically, there's plenty to smile about, as Los Brasileiros have lost just two of 13 encounters versus fellow South American sides. In addition, emotion is always a key factor whenever intra-continental foes meet between the lines. Barcelona defender, Dani Alves recently spoke about this issue during a FIFA.com interview.
"There's no doubt that being continental rivals has a huge impact," he said. "Emotionally, they're very tough games, because unlike European nations, we come up against each other all the time – in the Copa America, in World Cup qualifying. In technical terms too, it's a different style of football, though that side of things is changing.
"Football has evolved a lot and nearly all the best South American players are in Europe. That's made the national teams here get even better and stronger. The games are still intense, with that South American flavor, but with more players used to always playing at the very highest level."
How will this heated South American battle play out tonight from Estádio Castelão? For what it's worth, 2014 FIFA World Cup oddsmakers give Brazil (-135) the nod over Colombia (+330), the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 2½ goals, and the odds that there will be a draw after 90 minutes equal +285.
Latin fans around the world cannot afford to miss what will likely be a record-breaking "Univision En Vivo" broadcast of this "Colombia vs. Brasil" showdown. Watch all the action by tuning to Univision TV (Miami-23) as early as 3:30 p.m. ET, or simply click on the link provided above to launch the free Univision Deportes live stream at the top of the hour.