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Following Colombia vs. Greece, Costa Rica and Uruguay will kickoff Group D action at this year’s World Cup, in a clash that can be seen on ABC TV and Univision TV (En Español), and online live stream courtesy of Watch-ESPN and ESPN-Deportes. Estádio Governador Placido Aderaldo Castelão in Fortaleza, Brazil, welcomes the two-time World Cup champs in their first match of the tournament on Day 3 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
As detailed in a Miami Herald (June 13) report, opening (TV start time) kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. CT/1 p.m. MT/12 p.m. PT), but live stream (Internet) coverage for this Group Stage match gets underway much earlier. In fact, the Pre-Match Coverage - Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (2014 FIFA World Cup) live stream gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN3 (click on the link to launch the free online feed).
For those watching Brazil 2014 on television, all you have to do is simply tune to ABC at 2:30 p.m. ET following a 30-minuite edition of ESPN SportsCenter (2 p.m. ET). Spanish viewers can tune to Univision right after a Republica Deportiva: Edicion Mundial at the same time as the ABC/ESPN TV start times.
For those watching online, the Worldwide Leader in Sports has gone above and beyond to enhance the 2014 World Cup viewing experience this year. Keep in mind that there are number of live streams available for each match, and Costa Rica vs Uruguay is no exception. Here’s a look at Watch-ESPN’s live stream feeds, all free of charge for the second match of Day 3:
2:55 p.m. (ET) - Highlight Reel for Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (2014 FIFA World Cup) on ESPN3).
2:55 p.m. (ET) - Tactical Cam for Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (2014 FIFA World Cup) on ESPN3.
2:55 p.m. (ET) - Portuguese Audio for Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (2014 FIFA World Cup) - Closed captioning (ESPN3).
2:57 p.m. (ET) - Em Português - Uruguai vs. Costa Rica (Grupo D) 2014 FIFA World Cup.
With a couple of World Cup titles to their name, it should come as no surprise that Uruguay is the team to beat this afternoon. According to the latest soccer betting odds, Uruguay’s (straight-up) betting value is set at -225, while Costa Rica comes in as a +700 underdog.
Meanwhile, the odds of a draw are calculated at +300, and the OVER/UNDER is set at a combined total of 2½ goals. For those looking for alternate goal-spreads, most sportsbooks in the world have things lined up as follows: Costa Rica +1 [+110] vs. Uruguay -1 [-130].
With Italy and England scheduled to take the field at 6 p.m. Eastern Time, who will set the tone in Group D: Will it be Uruguay proving oddsmakers right, or is Costa Rica poised for an upset? Tune your TV sets to ABC following SportsCenter or Univision after Republic Deportiva to find out.
For those trying to watch the 2014 World Cup online, simply click on any of the links provided by ESPN to enjoy this match to the fullest. Remember that while TV start/kickoff times are set for a specific time, TV and online coverage of the pre-match is always available.