Following the clash between Colombia and Ivory Coast, Uruguay and England will collide in a 2014 FIFA World Cup (Group D) showdown that will be televised on ESPN (national TV) and Univision en vivo (En Español), and live streaming on ESPN3 (live stream online). On Thursday, June 19, 2014, Bleacher Report published a tactical preview of tonight’s Uruguay vs. England clash, which takes place at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
World Football Tactics Lead Writer, Sam Tighe points out a pair of tactical factors that are sure to play a role in the outcome of this match: Uruguay’s Full-back Arrangement and England’s Static versus Fluid passing and attacks. Opening kickoff is scheduled for a little after 3 p.m. Eastern Time (12 p.m. Pacific Time) and there are a variety of ways to watch the (pre/post-game) action live from Terra da Garoa.
For soccer fans watching this match on television, English broadcast will be provided by big ESPN (DirecTV channel) at 2:30 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, Univision and Univision Deportes will join forces with ESPN Deportes (en vivo) to also air the Worldwide Leader’s national feed (En Español) beginning at the same TV start time.
For Internet users, the 2014 World Cup viewing experience offers a bevy of camera angles and audio options to explore. For starters, the online coverage gets going two hours before kickoff with ESPN3’s Pre-Match Live Stream Coverage (Uruguay vs. England).
Much like the way the national TV scheduled coverage is set, there will also be a (mirroring) free live stream ESPN3 online feed beginning half hour before 3 p.m. ET. Soccer fans around the world can choose to watch the entire match on that channel, or explore the following options as early at 2:55 p.m. ET on ESPN3:
Highlight Reel - Uruguay vs. England (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Tactical Cam - Uruguay vs. England (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Portuguese Audio - Uruguay vs. England (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Em Português - Uruguai vs. Inglaterra (Grupo D) - 2014 FIFA World Cup
For Uruguay, a FIFA report indicates that the South Americans will be without the services of team captain Diego Lugano for tonight’s showdown with England. In a statement by the Uruguayan Football Association, it was announced that the 33-year-old defender has been ruled out due to a left knee injury.
“An MRI scan has found no specific problems which would require surgical treatment,” the statement reads. “He will receive physiotherapy and his progress will be monitored.”
For England, the Europeans also have some key injuries to report for this pivotal game. On Wednesday, FIFA stated that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still not fit to return to the lineup. The 20-year-old midfielder, who hasn’t played since June 4, will be forced to watch from the sidelines due to strained medial ligament in his right knee.
Who will win this do-or-die match between two of the best teams in the 2014 World Cup? Don’t miss Uruguay vs. England by either tuning to ESPN or Univision’s family of networks on your TV sets, or simply follow the instructions above to watch the free live streams (en vivo) courtesy of the Worldwide Leader in Sports.