Chile and Australia square off in Group B action to round out the second day of World Cup action. This is an important game for both teams if they’re going to advance.
In a group with the two teams that reached the World Cup final in 2010 in South Africa, the winner of this game will have a shot at finishing second in the group and advancing. Chile has all the expectations of being that team, and Australia is relishing in the low expectations.
“For us, it’s perfect,” Australia forward Tim Cahill said, via Fox News.
“Some of these kids are pretty special and nobody knows about them. Hopefully in this World Cup, everyone is going to know about them.”
Australia could be catching Chile at the right time as midfielder Arturo Vidal tries to recover from right knee surgery last month, a recovery that could force him out of Friday’s game.
“Arturo Vidal’s spirits are fine, but if he’s not (available) against Australia, we hope he’ll be ready for the next match,” Chile defender Gonzalo Jara said. “Every goal Arturo has set for himself in life, he has achieved.”
Want to watch this World Cup matchup? Here is all the information you need to watch:
Date: Friday, June 13
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET/11:00 p.m. BST
Venue: Arena Pantanal
Location: Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
TV Info: ESPN 2, ITV1 (UK), ESPN Deportes (Spanish), Univision (Spanish)
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC, ESPN Radio
Live Stream: Watch ESPN / ITV Player (UK) / Univision Deportes en Vivo (Spanish)