The final 2014 FIFA World Cup match on tonight’s slate features another intercontinental showdown, and depending on the language of choice (English or Spanish), soccer fans will either tune to “Costa Rica vs. Netherlands” on ESPN (TV/live stream) or “Costa Rica vs. Holanda” on Univision (TV schedule/en vivo). As noted in a Netherlands vs. Costa Rica 2014 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinal Match Preview on July 5, Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, will be the site for this elimination contest.
No matter the language, soccer fans and futbol aficionados watching on television (TV start time) can tune to ESPN and/or Univision at 4 p.m. Eastern Time (3 p.m. Central Time/1 p.m. Pacific Time) to watch the fourth quarterfinal of this year’s tournament get underway. The winner moves on to the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals to face Argentina who defeated Belgium 1-0.
In addition, there’s great news English-speaking soccer fans that simply cannot get enough World Cup coverage. Courtesy of ESPN’s family of networks, the tailgating festivities for this pivotal game get underway at 2 p.m. ET with ESPN3’s Pre-Match Coverage - Netherlands vs. Costa Rica Quarterfinals (2014 FIFA World Cup) live stream. Additional ESPN3 free live streaming option following the pre-game go as follows (All Eastern Times):
(3:30 p.m.) Netherlands vs. Costa Rica (Quarterfinals) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(3:55 p.m.) Highlight Reel - Netherlands vs. Costa Rica
(3:55 p.m.) Tactical Cam - Netherlands vs. Costa Rica
(3:57 p.m.) Em Português - Holanda vs. Costa Rica
(6:00 p.m.) Post-Match - Netherlands vs. Costa Rica (Quarterfinals) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
For Spanish-speaking futbol fans watching this match via the Internet, Univision Deportes En Vivo will be hosting a free live stream at 3:30 p.m. ET. Simply click on the following link to watch this crucial inter-continental showdown that will decide who faces Argentina in the semis: Costa Rica vs. Holanda 2014 FIFA Copa Mundial En Vivo (Spanish live stream).
With Lionel Messi and Los Albicelestes awaiting in the next round, who will prevail in this lopsided affair? Can Costa Rica, a team who Bryan Ruiz says wants more than what it has already accomplished shock a powerhouse like the Netherlands?
According to soccer oddsmakers, the Europeans are listed as -200 favorites in this matchup, while the Central American’s odds of an upset is valued at +600 and the chances of a draw at +300. Spanish and English soccer/futbol fans have no excuse to miss this evening’s clash. Watch Costa Rica vs. Netherlands on ESPN (TV/live stream) in English, or Spanish viewers can watch it all unfold by tuning to Univision (TV/en vivo online).