International soccer at its finest headlines a weekend of intriguing soccer around the globe.
Between Euro 2012 and World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, soccer fans have plenty to keep them occupied over the next few days. The U.S. men's national team and Mexico will kick off their World Cup qualifying campaigns Friday night against a pair of opponents that they should be able to overwhelm. In Europe, the two toughest groups in Euro 2012 commence play, with Germany-Portugal and Spain-Italy being two over the most anticipated matches of the entire group stage.
As far as high-profile friendlies go, they don't get much bigger than Argentina vs. Brazil, and that's exactly what will go down at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey Saturday afternoon as Lionel Messi and Neymar lead the respective South American rivals against each other.
Not to be forgotten, there is an MLS game as well, as the Houston Dynamo, without defenders Geoff Cameron, Andre Hainault and Jermaine Taylor, take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place on Sunday.
Here is this weekend's soccer on TV:
THIS WEEKEND'S SOCCER ON TV
7 p.m. – ESPN/ESPN3.com/Galavision – USA vs. Antigua and Barbuda
8 p.m. – Univision – Mexico vs. Guyana
9:30 p.m. – Pay-Per View – Jamaica vs. Guatemala
9:30 p.m. – Pay-Per View – Honduras vs. Panama
10 p.m. – Pay-Per View – Costa Rica vs. El Salvador
12 p.m. – ESPN/ESPN3.com – Netherlands vs. Denmark
1 p.m. – GOLTV – Banfield vs. Boca Juniors
2:45 p.m. – ESPN/ESPN3.com – Germany vs. Portugal
3 p.m. – GOLTV – Argentina vs. Brazil
4 p.m. – Pay-Per View – Bolivia vs. Paraguay
6:35 p.m. – Pay-Per View – Venezuela vs. Chile
12 p.m. – ESPN/ESPN3.com – Spain vs. Italy
2:30 p.m. – Pay-Per View – Uruguay vs. Peru
2:45 p.m. – ESPN/ESPN3.com – Croatia vs. Ireland
5 p.m. – Pay-Per View – Ecuador vs. Colombia
5:30 p.m. – GOLTV – Nautico vs. Botafogo
7:30 p.m. – GOLTV – River Plate vs. Boca Unidos
7 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick – Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo