World Cup in brief

Van Gaal backing Brazil
HOLLAND boss Louis van Gaal admits he will be cheering on Brazil against Cameroon tonight, in the hope of avoiding a potential meeting in the last 16. He said: “At a World Cup the host country always has an advantage.”

Cahill eyes Spain win
SUSPENDED midfielder Tim Cahill hopes his team-mates can score a historic win against world champions Spain today. He said: “If we beat Spain that will be one of the biggest moments in Australian sporting history.”

GAMES ON TV
■ AUSTRALIA v SPAIN Today 5pm, ITV4
■ HOLLAND v CHILE Today 5pm, ITV1
■ CAMEROON v BRAZIL Today 9pm, ITV1
■ CROATIA v MEXICO Today 9pm, ITV4