Estadio das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, will be the site a 2014 World Cup (Copa Mundial de Futbol Brasil) showdown between Uruguay and Italy (Italia), a live stream and TV schedule match for second place in Group D. Opening kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. Eastern Time live on ESPN (national TV broadcast), Univision (en vivo) and CBC in the United States and Canada.
According to a June 24 SBN preview, Costa Rica’s improbable run has forced Uruguay and Italy to have to settle for the runner-up spot in Group D. Today, these former World Cup champs meet in what Kevin McCauley calls a playoff for one spot, so the stakes are high.
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It’s certainly worth noting that pre-game (TV and live stream) coverage gets underway at 11:30 a.m. ET on all networks. For those watching online on ESPN (ESPN3 live stream), the following free live streaming feeds will be available for this pivotal clash:
Italy vs. Uruguay (Group D) 2014 FIFA World Cup
Highlight Reel - Italy vs. Uruguay (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Portuguese Audio - Italy vs. Uruguay (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Tactical Cam - Italy vs. Uruguay (2014 FIFA World Cup)
Em Português - Itália vs. Uruguai 2014 FIFA World Cup
For those trying to watch the action in Spanish (Español en vivo) there’s great news. Courtesy of Univision Deportes, this Copa Mundial de Futbol Brasil 2014 battle will also be streaming live (online) via Univision Deportes (en vivo en Español) at Noon.
As far as the actual match is concerned, 2014 FIFA World Cup oddsmakers believe that the Europeans are the team to beat in this matchup. Moments removed from kickoff, the Italia side is listed as +145 favorites over Uruguay [+180] and the OVER/UNDER is set at combined total of 2½ goals.
In addition to the actual game lines, soccer (football/futbol) oddsmakers have calculated the odds of a draw at +240. Finally, alternate betting options for this 2014 FIFA World Cup go as follows: Uruguay PK [+105] vs. Italia PK [-125].
Who will rise to the challenge and capture second place behind Costa Rica in Group D: Can the South Americans pull off the upset by exploiting the Italians weaknesses, or will Matteo Darmian and Italy and continue living the dream. Tune to ESPN, Univision or CBC in the United States and Canada for live TV broadcast, or simply click on the link provided abkve to watch the free live stream online (Español en vivo).