Spain vs. Bolivia, 2014 World Cup friendly: Preview, TV schedule and how to watch online

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Vincente del Bosque has yet to make cuts to Spain's provisional roster, so the friendly against Bolivia will be used as a chance for him to evaluate players on the fringe.

Spain, one of the heavy favorites to win the World Cup, bid their country a fond farewell with a pre-tournament friendly against Bolivia in Sevilla. They'll then head to Washington D.C. to continue their warmup against El Salvador, before taking on Netherlands in Brazil.

Bolivia haven't played an international match since their final game of CONMEBOL qualifying, when they fell 4-0 to Paraguay...who aren't exactly noted for their attacking prowess. Bolivia ultimately finished second-from-bottom in qualifying, winning just two of their sixteen matches.

So it's unlikely that this friendly will tell us much about Spain's chances in the World Cup. Their qualifying group includes Holland, Chile and Australia, all who are likely to put up much more of a fight than Bolivia. Vincente del Bosque's focus will instead be on individual performances, as he's yet to submit his final 23-man roster. The Spain coach will be trying to figure out how to proceed should Diego Costa be ruled out. Fernando Llorente, a player of similar style, could stake his claim, but the friendly may also be a good chance for Fernando Torres to make his case to be on the plane to Brazil.

In fact, del Bosque says he'll look to use 17 of the 19 players available to him (those from Atlético and Real were given an extra week's rest) so this should be a good time to make your own guess on who's going to be left behind.

Match Date/Time: 10 p.m. local, 4 p.m. ET

Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla, Spain

TV: ESPN Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), Premier Sports (U.K.), Cuatro (Spain)

Online: ESPN3 (U.S.)

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