Mexico vs. Holanda (Netherlands) is first up on Sunday’s FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial Futbol Brasil 2014) TV schedule and live stream (en vivo) docket on ESPN and Univision (En Español), a match that will determine which side advances to the quarterfinals. As detailed in a June 29 CBS Sports preview, Governador Placido Aderaldo Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, will be the site for this intercontinental showdown.
Opening (TV start time) kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. Eastern Time, but soccer/football/futbol fans don’t have to wait until Noon for TV and Internet coverage of this pivotal affair. Thanks to the Worldwide Leader in Sports, Mexicans and Dutch fans can get their World Cup 2014 parties started with ESPN3’s Pre-Match Coverage - Netherlands vs. Mexico (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup) two hours prior to kickoff.
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This online-exclusive live stream sets the tone for what will be one of the highest-watched matches of this year’s tournament. ESPN3 will follow its warm-up FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial Futbol Brasil 2014) broadcast with the following live streaming options for English and Portuguese-speaking fans:
(11:30 a.m.) Netherlands vs. Mexico (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) Highlight Reel - Netherlands vs. Mexico (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) Tactical Cam - Netherlands vs. Mexico (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) Portuguese Audio - Netherlands vs. Mexico (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:57 a.m.) Em Português - Holanda vs. México (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(2 p.m.) Post-Match - Netherlands vs. Mexico (Round of 16) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Sticking with the (Internet) live stream theme, Spanish-speaking futbol aficionados will also have a free access to a Mexico vs. Holanda 2014 en vivo (En Español) feed for this match. Courtesy of Univision Deportes, Mexicanos y Holandeses can watch a live stream (en vivo y directo) of this Round of 16 clash half-hour before the scheduled (TV start time) kickoff.
Those watching on television will also have some decisions to make as far as what language to chose for play-by-play and color commentary. English-speaking soccer fans can simply tune to big ESPN (DirecTV channel 206) at the aforementioned national TV times, while Spanish speakers (and bilingual futbol) will have either Univision or ESPN Deportes (en vivo) to choose from.
Soccer/football/futbol fans around the country and the world simply cannot afford to miss what will be match up between two teams who refuse to lose. Will Mexico make history with an improbable win this afternoon, or will the Netherlands (Holanda) continue its steady march towards the cup?
English TV viewers can tune to ESPN at 11:30 a.m. to watch the Netherlands vs. Mexico 2014 from beautiful Fortaleza, while Spanish-speaking fans’ best option is Univision’s Mexico vs. Holanda en vivo en Español. For live stream viewers, the options are very similar, as ESPN3 will host its English feed and Univision Deportes will do the same for the Latin market.