Day 2 Of On-Scene 2014 FIFA World Cup Coverage
By SPACE COAST DAILY // June 13, 2014
Space Coast Daily is On Location in Rio
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s Keith Malone interviews Dutch soccer fans at the 2014 World Cup.
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily covered the FIFA fan fest on Copacabana Beach in Rio, Brazil.
Game 1: Mexico vs. Cameroon, UPDATE: Mexico wins, 1-0.
Camerooon has been to the World Cup more than any African country, with 2014 marking its seventh trip.Cameroon is led by defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Mexico is also no stranger to the World Cup. A perennial contendor, Mexico’s offense is led by Manchester United star forward Javier Hernandez. During the qualifying matches, Hernandez went through a scoring slump, but Oribe Perala took the lead to score 10 goals.
Game 2: Netherlands defeats Spain, 5-1
A rematch of last year’s semifinal, this game could prove to be one of the most exciting displays of talent throughout the tournament. Players to watch on Spain include Diego Costa, a Brazilian native who is recovering from a thigh injury. Other key players include Andres Iniesta, midfielder Cesc Fabregas and defenders Gerared Pique and Jordi Alba. For the Netherlands, Robbin Van Persie and Aren Robben will lead the offensive attack.
Game 3: Australia vs. Chile, 6 p.m. on ESPN 2
Australia takes on Chile for the final game of Friday. Forward Tim Cahill leads an Australian team that replaced its head coach after 6-0 losses to Brazil and France during the fall months.
Chile is led by world-class talent that includes forward Alexis Sanchez and midfielder Arturo Vidal.