The 2014 FIBA World Cup basketball tournament kicks off on Saturday, August 30, with Ukraine vs. Dominican Republic, a Group C match.
Twenty-four teams will tip off in Spain at the tournament, but only one will emerge with a gold medal.
Dominican Republic will be favorites to claim the victory, but Ukraine have a talented team too and will be looking to cause an upset.
The Dominican Republic team know that if they can start well in this opening tie, the momentum accrued both on the court and from the stands could potentially carry them to World Cup glory. But a stuttering opening to the competition would set a worrying precedent for the rest of the tournament.
Can Dominican Republic handle the expectation? Or will a carefree Ukraine revel in the curtain-raiser? Either way, this one is simply unmissable.
In the United States, you have a few options for watching the game online. If you want to watch in English, ESPN will will have the game on their Watch ESPN service, if you have access through your television or internet provider.
Ukraine vs Dominican Republic Live Streaming Info
Here’s all the information you need on where to catch the opening game of the 2014 World Cup.
Date: August 30, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m. (GMT+2), 6:30 a.m. (ET)
Live Stream: WatchESPN (U.S.), FIBA World Cup 2014 live streaming guide
TV Info: Live on ESPN (U.S.)