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World Cup 2014 - Day 7 Preview

The Aussies take on rampant Holland, a wounded Spain play good looking Chile and shaky Cameroon go up against respectable Croatia in day 7 of the 2014 World Cup.

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Group B - Australia vs Holland

Where - Estadio Biera-Rio, Porto Alegre

When - Wednesday 18th June, 12pm EST / 5pm BST

The Green and Golds of Australia take to their second game after a valiant performance against Chile. Although the Australian's were defeated by Chile in the first match, it is thought by many they perhaps deserved more than the result against them. Holland on the other hand have nothing to prove after their dominant performance against the World Cup holders in Spain. A team doesn't just score 5 goals against the current holders. The bookies have since received mass bets placed on the Oranje to win the Tournament.

Team news:

Australia: ( 4-2-3-1 formation) Ryan, McGowan, Wilkinson, Spiranovic, Davidson, Jedinak, McKall, Leckie, Bresciano, Oar, Cahill.

Holland ( 3-4-1-2 formation) Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins indi, Janmaat, De Guzman, De Jong, Blind, Sneijder, Van Persie, Robben.

Everton interests: Tim Cahill is back in action after his trademark header for a goal against Chile in their first game.

Group B - Spain vs Chile

Where - Estadio Maracanã, Rio

When - Wednesday, 18th June, 3pm EST / 8pm BST

'The wounded giants' as one Brazilian headline described the Spanish team. They looked unfamiliarly slow in their movement and one step behind Holland in their first game. The Spanish will be looking for an instant answer to critics back home so expect a rapid start from the current holders. Chile put up a good solid performance against Australia in their first game but had large parts of the game in a lull, something their coach had said "Must not happen in future games, if we are to progress". Chile will be looking to keep the 'Giants' to a minimum.

Team News:

Spain: ( Possible 4-3-2-1 formation) Casillas, Ramos, Martinez, Alba, Alonso, Busquets, Cazorla, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas.

Chile: ( Possible 4-1-3-1 formation) Bravo, Isla, Medel, Jara, Mena, Diaz, Aranguiz, Valdivia, Vidal, Sanchez, Vargas.

Everton interests: Not much to look at from an Everton point of view. Maybe Roberto is looking at someone quietly from either the Spain or Chile squad.

Group A - Cameroon vs Croatia

Where - Arena Amazônia, Manaus

When - Wednesday 18th June, 6pm EST / 11pm BST

Cameroon had a flat start to their tournament as they struggled to getting going against unbeaten Mexico. Croatia on the other hand Croatia put up a brave effort against the host Brazil, they will be looking to win in a group that still leaves the two place to enter the next round available.

Team news:

Cameroon: ( Possible 4-4-2 formation) Itandje, Assou-ekotto, Nkoulou, Chedjou, Bedimo, Mbia, Song, Makoun, Moukandjo, Aboubaker, Chapouo- Moting,

Croatia: ( Possible 4-5-1 formation) Pletikosa, Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaljko, Olic, Rakitic, Modric, Brozovic, Perisic, Mandzukic.

Everton interests: Again not much for Everton. Jelavic should start on the bench with Mandzukic back.