Having been thrashed 5-1 in their opening game vs Netherlands, defending champions Spain will look to bounce back and get their act together when they face Chile in another high profile Group B encounter that takes place on June 18.
It will be a do-or-die situation for Spain and they must bounce back in this game to keep their chances of qualifying for the knockouts intact. However, Chile can almost guarantee a place in the knockouts if they can manage to shock Spain for the second time.
Spain’s defense was all over the place in their clash vs Netherlands and Vicente Del Bosque will surely have to figure out what went wrong for them in their previous match. It was a day to forget for Iker Casillas as he himself made a number of mistakes on the night and can be blamed for 3 of Netherlands’ 5 goals.
Due to Spain’s terrific squad and the experience that they carry, it will be wrong to write them off and hence another battle of nerves can be expected at the historic Maracana.
Here is a look at Spain vs Chile 2014 World Cup Date Time Telecast Channels Predictions Live Stream.
Spain vs Chile 2014 World Cup Date
June 18, 2014
Spain vs Chile 2014 World Cup Kick Off Time
GMT: 9:00 pm
Indian Standard Time: 12:30 am(June 19)
USA: 3:00 pm
Brazil: 4:00 pm
Spain vs Chile 2014 World Cup Venue
Stadium: Estadio da Maracana
City: Rio de Janerio
Spain vs Chile 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
Spain and Chile Expected Starting X1
Spain: Vicente del Bosque is set to make quite a few changes from the squad that faced Netherlands, especially defense. Gerard Pique is set to miss out of this match alongside David Silva and Cesc Fabregas. However Iker Casillas is set to start once again for Spain.
Chile: Chile will be expected to be unchanged from the previous encounter against Australia
Spain vs Chile 2014 World Cup Live Streaming
BBC will broadcast Brazil vs Mexico 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”
Spain vs Chile Predictions
It will be one match which will test a lot of nerves in both the teams. Both teams know the importance of this match and they will give it their all to register a win. It will be a closely fought match but it will be expected to go Spain’s way.
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