Australia will play against Netherlands at 9 a.m. PT or 3 p.m. ET as the first FIFA World Cup match on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Following an overwhelming win against defending World Cup champion Spain, Netherlands is the favorite in the upcoming match, and Australia will be playing to avoid elimination.
Australia vs. Netherlands live broadcast will be made available on ESPN, and online live stream free can be watched free without subscriptions at WatchESPN. The Aussies and Holland Group B match will be played at the Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Heading into Wednesday's game, the Netherlands must put in the same effort as they did against Australia as they did in the crushing win against Spain. Australia may have lost 3-1 to Chile, but they were not easily beaten as they had put up a good defense.
Yet again, the Netherlands were able to dismantle Spain's defense, which is supposedly the best in the world, so why couldn't they do so against the Australian national soccer team? Of course, it could be that the Spanish performed poorly in comparison to their other games, so this one lost should not be entirely trusted as an indicator of Netherland's offensive potentials and their chances at the World Cup championship.
According to SBNations, the projected lineups for Australia are Mat Ryan, Matthew Spiranovic, Jason Davidson, Alex Wilkinson, Ryan McGowan, Ben Halloran, Mark Miligan, Mile Jedinak, Matthew Leckie, Mark Bresciano, Tim Cahill.
The Netherlands' projected lineups are Jasper Cillessen, Bruno Martins Indi, Ron Vlaar, Stefan De Vrij, Daley Blind, Nigel De Jong, Jonathan De Guzman, Daryl Janmaat, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Robin Van Persie.
The Australia vs. Netherlands FIFA World Cup 2014 soccer match can be watched online free through live stream by clicking here.