Kicking off Day 10 at the 2014 World Cup (Copa Mundial de la FIFA Brasil 2014) is a lopsided soccer (futbol) clash between Argentina vs. Iran (Group F), for which live streaming (online) information and TV schedule coverage is available courtesy of ESPN (TV/free live stream), Univision Deportes (en vivo en Español) and CBC (Canada). As noted in an ESPN (June 20) preview, Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte, Brasil, will be the site for today’s World Cup 2014 opener, slated to kick off at 12 p.m. Eastern Time (11 a.m. CT/10 a.m. MT/9 a.m. PT).
After nine exhilarating days of FIFA World Cup action, the marriage between Univision and ESPN has been a match made in soccer/football/futbol heaven. The TV/live streaming combination of ESPN and ESPN-Deportes, and the one-two punch of Univision/Univision-Deportes has delivered consistent quality product, and today's Argentina vs. Iran clash (en vivo) should be no exception.
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As usual, the soccer festivities get underway with ESPN3's Pre-Match (Argentina vs. Iran) 2014 FIFA World Cup live stream online coverage at 10 a.m. on the East Coast (7 a.m. Pacific Time). The Worldwide Leader in Sports will preview today's game by giving hardcore soccer fans unprecedented access into Argentina and Iran's locker rooms, as well as both team's pre-match rituals and warm-up routines.
Once the (Internet) tailgate party wraps up it's time for ESPN's TV broadcasts and simultaneous live stream feeds to keep the momentum going. Kicking off at 11:30 a.m. ET on big ESPN (DirecTV channel 206) will be Argentina vs. Iran 2014 FIFA World Cup for TV (English-speaking) viewers. Meanwhile, on the theme of online live streams, it's certainly worth pointing out that WatchESPN will offer the following free Internet feeds (All Eastern Times):
(11:30 a.m.) Argentina vs. Iran (Group F) (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) Tactical Cam - Argentina vs. Iran (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) Portuguese Audio - Argentina vs. Iran (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:55 a.m.) EDT Highlight Reel - Argentina vs. Iran (2014 FIFA World Cup)
(11:57 a.m.) EDT Em Português - Argentina vs. Irã (Grupo F) ESPN-Deportes
For those trying to watch Argentina vs. Iran en vivo (En Español) on television, Univision will handle Spanish broadcasting duties half-hour before the scheduled Noon TV start time. Much like in the case of ESPN, Copa Mundial de la FIFA Brasil 2014 television coverage gets underway at 11:30 a.m. with pre-game analysis, starting lineups and exclusive interviews from Los Argentinos and Los Iranies moments before their clash.
With the top two spots in Group F still up-for-grabs, who will rise to the challenge with only one match remaining in the group-play stage? Can Argentina overcome the recent controversy surrounding Lionel Messi's criticism of Alejandro Sabella's tactics, or will Iran continue to excel in tough situations? English-speaking and Latino (Español) fans in the United States cannot afford to miss ESPN and Univision's TV and live stream/en vivo presentations of the opening FIFA World Cup (Copa Mundial de la FIFA Brasil 2014) match on Saturday's schedule.