After demolishing Spain 5-1 in the high profile opening game of their 2014 World Cup campaign, Netherlands will look to make their case strong when they face Australia in their second game of the FIFA World Cup 2014. A victory here for Netherlands would almost ensure that they will be the first team of the Group B to qualify for the knockout stages.
Australia on the other handed were handed a defeat by Chile in their first match and a loss here would mean the end of the 2014 World Cup campaign for them. Considering the fact that their defense will have to bear the brunt of players such as van Persie, Robben, Sneijder etc., it looks highly unlikely that Australia will even manage a draw out of this game.
However, this World Cup has seen a few upsets such as Uruguay’s defeat to Costa Rica and Netherlands’ thrashing of Spain and Australia will hope to pull some new tricks out of their bag to cause another upset at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Here is a look at Australia vs Netherlands 2014 World Cup Date Time Telecast Channels Predictions Live Stream.
Australia vs Netherlands 2014 World Cup Date
June 18, 2014
Australia vs Netherlands 2014 World Cup Kick Off Time
GMT: 6:00 pm
Indian Standard Time: 9:30 pm
USA: 12:00 pm
Brazil: 1:00 pm
Australia vs Netherlands 2014 World Cup Venue
Stadium: Estadio Beira Rio
City: Porto Alegre
Australia vs Netherlands 2014 World Cup Telecast Channels
Brazil: ESPN Brazil, Fox Sports, BandSports
Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca
Spain: Mediaset Espana, Gol Television
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Sweden: SVT, TV4
India: Sony Six
United Kingdom: BBC, ITV
South Africa: SABC, Super Sport
Russia: Pervyi Kanal, VGTRK
Australia and Netherlands Expected Starting X1
Australia: Australian coach Ange Postecoglou will have a lot to worry about when the Australian team takes on Netherlands. He will look to strengthen the defense to neutralize the attacks of the amazing Dutch. Some changes in the midfield can be expected so as to support the defense, otherwise we can expect more or less the similar squad that played vs Chile.
Netherlands: It seems highly unlikely that after their drubbing of Spain, Louis Van Gaal will make any changes in the lineup. The deadly trio of Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder are all expected to lead the attack that tore apart the Spanish defense.
Australia vs Netherlands 2014 World Cup Live Streaming
BBC will broadcast Australia vs Netherlands game in United Kingdom while ESPN will be showing it in the USA.
“A link will be updated here one hour before the start of the match”
Australia vs Netherlands Predictions
Australia will try as much hard as they can to get something out of this game but the Dutch are just too strong. We expect an easy win for the Dutch in this Group B encounter.
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