The 2014 World Cup kicks off with Brazil playing against Croatia in the opening match. If you don’t have a TV to watch the match, which should be fantastic, or maybe don’t know where to find links for online viewing, we’re here to help.
As for the match itself, five time world champions Brazil and also the tournament hosts are favorites to obviously win, despite not being as star studded as in the past. They have a fantastic defense and more time than anyone else to prepare a lineup they’re happy with due to not having to compete in the qualifiers.
As for tournaments before, they won the Confederations Cup in 2013, beating Spain 3-0 in the final. The players haven’t changed for Brazil, at least not in the lineup. Fred, their striker, led the team with 5 goals a year ago, followed by Neymar, the team’s biggest star, with four goals.
Croatia also expect to be among the two qualifiers from Group A, but come with smaller ambitions to the opening match. They didn’t make it out of the group stage in Euro 2012 and almost missed out on the World Cup, having to barely beat Iceland in the playoff. They’re playing without the suspended Mario Mandzukic. He was the team’s top scorer with 3 goals in the qualifying matches.
Where to Watch
For those who don’t like streaming but want an application to use, Sopcast is an excellent option. After downloading it, you simply open the program where you can choose which channel you want to view. If you don’t know what channel you need, check out Sopcast Football Channel List.
For those who prefer streaming, there are plenty of excellent option. Wiziwig.tv is probably the best at providing quality links while also giving the viewer Sopcast options if he prefers. For the Brazil – Croatia match, this is the link, although streams will appear only one hour before the match begins.
Two other reliable and recommended sources for watching matches are First Row Sports, with one link currently up but more to follow closer to kick off, and the same goes for VIPBOX, offering plenty of links for the match in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese.