Space Coast Daily Provides World Cup Day 6 Video Coverage
By SPACE COAST DAILY // June 17, 2014
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s Keith Malone reports live from Rio on the upcoming Brazil vs. Mexico game.
GAME 1: Belgium 1 defeats Algeria, 2-1.
Game 2: Brazil vs. Mexico. Two perennial powers collide as Mexico takes on Brazil. Following a 3-1 win over Croatia, Brazil hopes for a strong game from its frontline, especially since Hulk and Neymar are dealing with injuries. Brazil won the last matchup, a convincing 2-0 win in last year’s Confederations Cup.
GAME 3: Russia vs. South Korea
The nightcap features two teams in desperate need of breaking past misfortunes in World Cup tournaments. South Korea have only won two of their last 10 World Cup games (against Togo in 2006 and Greece in 2010). Russia went out of the first round in 1994 and did not appear again until 2002. They won a grand total of two matches across those eight years.
Russia’s offensive attack is led by 23-year old phenom Aleksandr Kokorin,the youngest player to score 10 or more goals in the Russian Premier League in 2013/14. South Korea is led by Hong Jeung-Ho, Ki Sung-Yueng, Koo Ja-Cheol and Son Heung-Min, who star for clubs in the Premier League and the Bundesliga.
ABOVE VIDEO: US Soccer fans react to game winning goal on Copacabana Beach in Rio. Video courtesy of Eric Wong.