FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial de Futbol Brasil 2014) action continues Saturday evening with a lopsided affair between Group G-leading Germany taking on third-place Ghana in a match that will be televised on Univision TV (en vivo) and online at Univision Deportes (live stream en Español). This intercontinental soccer clash has a TV schedule start time of 3 p.m. Eastern Time (2 p.m. CT/1 p.m. MT/12 p.m. PT) from Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza, Brazil, and it will also be broadcast live on ESPN’s family of networks and on CBC for Canadian football fans.
According to an MLS Soccer June 20 preview, (1-0-0) Germany is currently knotted up with the United States atop the Group G standings with three points apiece, which makes this match a must-win in order for the Germans to control their own destiny. In contrast, (0-1-0) Ghana occupies the third spot in Group G, with a 3-goal differential with last-place Portugal.
With Team USA and Portugal scheduled to collide Sunday night, this would seem like an opportune time for the Germans to either create some distance, of Ghana to climb back into things. If 2014 FIFA World Cup oddsmakers are correct, Germany will dismantle Ghana in this evening’s affair.
For what it’s worth, the German side is listed as -350 betting favorite to prevail against a Ghana squad with highly unlikely +900 odds of an upset. The OVER/UNDER for this TV and live stream (en vivo) match is set at a combined total of three goals, and the chances that this game ends in a draw are also improbably at +250 odds.
As far as how to watch Germany take on Ghana in a crucial Group G showdown, there are a variety of ways to follow the action on TV and online. For Latino TV futbol fans, Univision (en vivo) kicks off its pre-game coverage at 2:30 p.m. ET (En Español), leading right into the opening kickoff approximately a half-hour later.
For English-speaking soccer fans, ESPN and CBC’s national broadcasts (United States and Canada) also get underway at the same (pre-match) TV start time as Univision (2:30 p.m. ET). Kickoff is also slated for just a little after 3 p.m. on the East Coast and 12 p.m. out west.
Internet viewing for the United States and Canada is also available in both English and Spanish. WatchESPN will handle English and some Portuguese free live streams, while Univision Deportes Live Stream will be streaming the action live (en vivo en Español) online as well. Here are some of the various camera angles and audio options available at ESPN online (ESPN3 free Internet live streams/Eastern Times):
(2:30 p.m.) Germany vs. Ghana (Group G) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(2:55 p.m.) Highlight Reel - Germany vs. Ghana (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(2:55 p.m.) Portuguese Audio - Germany vs. Ghana (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(2:55 p.m.) Tactical Cam - Germany vs. Ghana (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(2:57 p.m.) Em Português - Alemanha vs. Gana (Grupo G) 2014 FIFA World Cup
Can Germany put a bow on Group G with another dominant performance, or is Ghana, who’s willing to fight to the death, destined for the biggest upset of the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Tune to Univision (en vivo en Español), ESPN and CBC (English commentary) for national TV broadcasts, or simply click on the links provided above to launch the Worldwide Leader’s free online live streams.