The second (live stream and TV) match on today’s World Cup 2014 schedule features Nigeria and Iran in a Group F showdown from Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. According to an SBN (June 16) report, opening kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on ESPN (national TV) and Univision (en vivo), and streaming live and free on WatchESPN (online feed).
Much like the clash between Germany and Portugal in the early going, there are a number of ways to watch the pre-game show and the actual match on live on TV or Internet mobile devices. It all gets underway at 1 p.m. ET with the online-exclusive, prolonged version of the Pre-Match Coverage - Iran vs. Nigeria (2014 FIFA World Cup) show on ESPN3.
A compacted version of Nigeria vs Iran pre-match show will be airing and streaming live at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN TV and ESPN3 (online) respectively – kickoff is slated for approximately a half-hour later. Football fans can watch the actual World Cup 2014 schedule Nigeria vs Iran soccer live stream (national TV broadcast) here, while additional feeds, which begin at 2:55 p.m. ET, go as follows: Highlight Reel - Iran vs. Nigeria, Tactical Cam, Portuguese Audio, and Em Português - Irã vs. Nigéria em ESPN Deportes (2014 FIFA World Cup).
With its 2-1 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina, Argentina sits atop the Group F standings with 3 points. That leaves things wide open for either Nigeria or Iran to rise to the challenge and take control of second place, and perhaps even put some pressure on the South Americans.
For what it’s worth, soccer oddsmakers have Nigeria coming away with a crucial win over Iran in the early going of the group stage. Currently, World Cup 2014 odds have Nigeria valued at -115 straight up, Iran as a +350 underdog, and the odds of a draw equal +240. Finally, the OVER/UNDER for this soccer live streaming match is set at a combined total of 2 goals.