The final televised and live streaming game on Tuesday’s World Cup schedule matches up Russia and Korea Republic in a Group H showdown from Arena Pantanal in Cuiabá, Brazil. Opening kickoff is slated for tonight at 6 p.m. Eastern Time (3 p.m. Pacific Time) on ESPN (TV match) and ESPN-Deportes (free live stream), with pre-match coverage getting underway at 5:30 p.m. ET.
As reported by FIFA.com on June 17, Group H play got underway with Belgium’s a 2-1 victory over Algeria this afternoon. The win puts Belgium atop the Group H standings, but Russia or Korea Republic will have something to say about that.
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According to 2014 FIFA World Cup betting odds makers, Russia comes into tonight’s finale listed as -130 favorites to defeat Korea Republic and their +350 underdog odds. The OVER/UNDER for this TV and live streaming match is set at a combined total of 2½ goals, the odds of a draw equal +260, and alternate betting lines go as follows: Russia -½ [-130] vs. Korea Republic +½ [+110].
As a Bleacher Report piece indicates, tonight’s starting lineups have been announced via Twitter. For the betting favorites, Russia’s starters will look like this (Starting XI): Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Glushakov, Kokorin, Berezutskiy, Shatov, Zhirkov, Samedov, Fayzulin, Eshchenko, Kombarov. Meanwhile for the underdogs, Korean manager Hong Myung-bo hopes the following rotation will yield an upset: South Korea starting XI: S.R Jung; S.Y Yun, Y.G Kim, H.M Son, C.Y Park, Y Lee, J.C Koo, K.Y Han, S.Y Ki, C.Y Lee, J.H Hong.
To watch this match on a TV simply tune to ESPN or ESPN-Deportes at the scheduled start time of 6 p.m. EST. For those wishing to watch the action online, a June 17 SBN report breaks down how to watch Russia vs. South Korea online, which is available courtesy of ESPN’s family of networks.
To watch ESPN3’s presentation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup for Tuesday June 17 simply visit WatchESPN or click here to launch the free live stream directly. Keep in mind that there are a number of ways to watch tonight’s action, so be sure to check out the ESPN’s Highlight Reel cam as well as many other live streaming options.