Australia will take on Chile in the second match of group B. Today’s game takes place from the Arena Pantenal in Cuiaba with a kick off time of 6 p.m. EST. The game can be watched on ESPN 2 or online through a live stream link provided below.
Both Australia and Chile will look to win this crucial match, in order to increase their chances of qualifying for the next round. But Australia looks like the underdog in this fixture, simply because they have not had the kind of experience in World Cup play.
Australia, qualified for Brazil World Cup 2014 for a 3rd time will be trying to ‘up’ their World Cup record. Without a doubt, Chile has what it takes to outperform Australia, where soccer is not as widely played as cricket.
However, both teams are not expected to go far in the tournament. If one of them moves up to the second round, both Chile and Australia are likely to be eliminated when the groups advance to the round of 16. Of course, chance and the unpredictability are on their side, should they garner enough skill to cause an upset.
The Aussies have had a tough time qualifying for the Brazil World Cup 2014. Australia plans to put more effort into its attack arsenal with 4-3-3 formation and create opportunities for short bursts of attacks.
All eyes will be on experienced striker Tim Cahill who will have to lead this inexperienced team to the next round. They will have to do everything they can to take on Chile and to keep their momentum in Group B. This will undoubtedly be a tough Group for Australia.
In comparison, Chile is more balanced and familiar with international soccer standards. They will use the 3-4-3 formation and stress midfield play to reel in their goals and points for the group. Mauricio Isla will be the player to watch in this game with Isla floating from defense to offense while maintaining a stalwart defensive trio to stop shots coming in.
Arturo Vidal will play a significant position in the midfield, but there is a possibility that he may not be fit to play the match against the Aussies. He is an expert in keeping the ball dead for long stretches and will influence his side, should he enter play time.
Alexis Sanchez will have to create impromptu plays for Chile as he leads the attack; he will be looking to outrun Aussie defenders as he comes in from the wide flank looking for his target at goal.
Chile vs Australia match on world-wide TV: Australia: SBS1, Canada: CBS Sports, France: beIN Sports 1, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh: Sony SIX (3:30 AM IST, 3.00 AM PST, 4 AM DST),Indonesia: tvOne Ireland: RTE2, Japan: Fuji TV One, Malaysia: Astro Arena 1,Nepal: NTV, Kantipur TV, South Africa: SuperSport 3 United Kingdom: ITV1 and STV USA: ESPN.
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