World Cup 2014: Live Stream, Predictions, Preview for Day 6 Fixtures in Brazil

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2014

Belgium’s Vincent Kompany, left front, runs with teammates during a training session at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014.  Belgium will play in group H of the Brazil 2014 soccer World Cup.  (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)
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Almost a week into this summer's World Cup extravaganza and Brazil will once again entertain on Tuesday, after which we will have seen each and every team in the tournament feature at least once.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side will look to back up their opening 3-1 victory over Croatia with another solid performance against Mexico, which also won their first Group A examination.

However, there is still some unknown talents to come as Group H favourites Belgium take on Algeria, while Russia get their competition underway against South Korea.

Read on for a breakdown of the viewing information for each fixture, as well as predictions for how Day 6 will unfold.

Full Schedule and TV Information for Day 6 Matches
MatchStart TimeTVStream
Belgium vs. Algeria5 p.m. (BST)/Noon (ET)ITV1/ESPNITV Player/ESPN Player
Brazil vs. Mexico8 p.m. (BST)/3 p.m. (ET)ESPN/BBCBBC iPlayer/ESPN Player
Russia vs. South Korea11 p.m. (BST)/6 p.m. (ET)ESPN/BBCBBC iPlayer/ESPN Player


Belgium vs. Algeria

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Marc Wilmots' Belgium side have long been looked upon as a team to keep an eye on during this World Cup, and recent preparations for the competition have gone well, with the team winning all of their last three friendlies.

However, putting the preparation into effect in South America will be a much different prospect, and as The Guardian's Owen Gibson indicates, Tuesday holds very special significance for the nation and Wilmots himself:

Algeria are being looked upon as one of the weakest teams in this group, and perhaps rightly so, but the Fennec Foxes have lost just once in their last 13 games and are on a four-match winning streak coming to Belo Horizonte's Estadio Mineirao.

That isn't to say the North Africans will be able to outgun a talented Belgian midfield and attack, headed up by a fit-again Romelu Lukaku, but they will make it hard for Wilmots' men in what could be a turgid affair at times.

Prediction: Belgium 2-1 Algeria


Brazil vs. Mexico

NATAL, BRAZIL - JUNE 13:  Mexico fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon at Estadio das Dunas on June 13, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Miguel Herrera will be hoping that all the defensive improvements he's attempted to inject into his Mexico side in recent months will be enough to withstand the assault of Brazil on Tuesday, but even that isn't likely to save El Tri.

It took the Selecao two-thirds of their win over Croatia to really find an attacking groove, and it could well have been that the climate eventually told in favour of the tournament hosts.

The difference won't be quite so significant against CONCACAF's Mexico, although Rio Ferdinand has suggested, per the Daily Mail, that Neymar can light up the pitch even when having an off day:

Mexico's counterattack looked fluid and capable against Cameroon at times, but Brazil's potential grip on possession could see that factor diminish, and the stars of Scolari's line-up should once again prevail, having been set on alert by the Croats.

Prediction: Brazil 2-0 Mexico


Russia vs. South Korea

Lee Jin-man/Associated Press

In a tournament that's been free-flowing and extremely generous in the goal count thus far, Russia and South Korea could be the first boring affair of this World Cup.

Russia have gone through a satisfactory enough run-up leading into this tournament, having not lost a game in their last 10, but Fabio Capello's side haven't scored more than two goals in a game since last October.

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By contrast, South Korea have scored just two in their last five and will likely be concentrating more on protecting their own goal rather than doing that which has been far from their greatest strength of late: scoring goals.

That said, major tournaments have a way of producing the most unexpected results, and while Russia have never progressed from the World Cup group phase in two attempts, South Korea are looking to do so for the third time in four tournaments.

Prediction: Russia 1-0 South Korea