One more day!! Below is the full TVB schedule for World Cup 2014. Although it is in Chinese, this is a good chart for knowing which match is free to watch on TVPAD with TVB Channel. Actually we are very lucky in America (in all time zone) that the match is happening during day time. (Please click on the image to enlarge)
Actually these are free this weekend on TVB(I will update more later) :
12/06 – 13:00(PST) 16:00(EST) Brazil - Croatia
13/06 – 09:00 12:00 Mexico - Cameroon
13/06 – 12:00 15:00 Spain - Netherlands
14/06 – 09:00 12:00 Colombia - Greece
14/06 – 12:00 15:00 Uruguay - Costa Rica 14/06 – 15:00 18:00 England - Italy
14/06 – 18:00 21:00 Côte d’Ivore - Japan
15/06 – 09:00 12:00 Switzerland - Ecuador
15/06 – 12:00 15:00 France - Honduras
15/06 – 15:00 18:00 Argentina - Bosnia and Herzegovina 16/06 – 09:00 12:00 Germany - Portugal
17/06 – 09:00 12:00 Belgium - Algeria
17/06 – 12:00 15:00 Brazil - Mexico
18/06 – 09:00 12:00 Australia - Netherlands
18/06 – 12:00 15:00 Spain - Chile
19/06 – 09:00 12:00 Colombia - Côte d’Ivore
19/06 – 09:00 12:00 Uruguay - England
Together with Group D, this is perhaps the most dangerous and exciting “group of death”.
Germany is widely regarded as one of the strongest teams going into the tournament this summer. They have a vast pool of the best talents in the world, who know each other inside and out in the Bundesliga. They are youthful, skilled, fast, strong, and tactically brilliant. Manuel Neuer is world class in goal, while captain and intelligent “veteran” Philipp Lahm will lead the defence at 30 years of age. In the midfield engine room, Germany will have to find a system to utilize the talents in all of Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Julian Draxler, and Christoph Kramer to compliment Bastian Schweinsteiger. In terms of attack, Germany has unfortunately lost Marco Reus to injury. Some say that this loss will impact Germany tremendously. Now, Mario Götze and Mesut Özil will have to step up in the “hole”, while Thomas Müller, Lukas Podolski, André Schürrle, and Miroslav Klose will be responsible for the attack. All these players will hope to carry their domestic successes onto the international stage, and if Germany can figure out how to cope without Reus and solidify the defence, they will surely be one of the strongest forces this summer. Continue reading →
The real battle in this group is the battle for second spot.
Argentina is obviously the strongest team in this group, by far. Aside from the notable absentee Carlos Tevez, Argentina will be fielding world class attackers such as Ángel di María, Gonzalo Higuaín, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Sergio Agüero, and Lionel Messi. With these intelligent and flexible players, Argentina will have no shortage of creative avenues. That said, the manager will still need to figure out how to get these players to work together effectively. In terms of midfield and defence, Argentina seems to be lacking a bit in creativity, speed, and solidity. The likes of Ezequiel Garay, Pablo Zabaleta, Marcos Rojo, and Federico Fernández are all on top form, while Javier Mascherano could also play in defence. Again, the manager will have to figure out the most effective combination in order for Argentina to perform against the big teams this summer, but as for this group, they should have no problem topping it. Continue reading →
This seems like an innocent group at first glance, but the battle for the top spots will be fierce.
Switzerland has long been in slumber, but with the maturation of certain key players, they will become a force this summer. In particular, with Stephan Lichtsteiner leading the defence, and with Gökhan İnler and Xherdan Shaqiri running the midfield, Switzerland can produce decent performances. Their real problem is, perhaps, strikers. Switzerland’s current roster of 4 strikers has a COMBINED international goal tally of 9. This is simply, in plain words, not good enough. Age should not be a huge factor here, but it is of note that these 4 strikers are all under the age of 24. The manager will have to come up with a reliable and consistent source for goals in order for Switzerland to succeed this year. Continue reading →
A lot of people have asked me the same question after automatic upgrade – they can’t see TVB programs or they have lost their apps! This happens a lot for TVPad 2 Users with firmware 3.7. I already mentioned this a few months ago that please backup your app first before upgrading from 3.7: