By TATE STEINLAGE
With the World Cup a mere six days away from kicking off, teams are searching for positive results in their final tune-up matches as preparation time begins to dwindle.
Germany is one of those sides. The world’s No. 2 ranked team according to the latest FIFA rankings completes its send-off series Friday in a friendly against Armenia. Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger starts on the bench for the Germans as manager Joachim Low gives the nod to Toni Kroos in what appears to be a 4-3-3 formation.
Meanwhile, Brazil battles Serbia in its final tune-up match. Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari isn’t tinkering around with his lineup after crushing Panama 4-0 on Tuesday. The Brazilians look to best the Serbians ahead of their June 12 World Cup opener against Croatia.
Domestically, Major League Soccer has a Friday night feature in Texas as the Houston Dynamo look to add to Sporting Kansas City’s recent woes.
If you’ll be viewing any of today’s action around the world, feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, and play-by-play in the comments section below.
Today’s viewing schedule is after the jump:
2:45 p.m. – Germany vs. Armenia – ESPN Deportes/ESPN3
3:00 p.m. – Brazil vs. Serbia – beIN Sports USA/beIN Sports en Español
6:50 p.m. – Columbia vs. Jordan – beIN Sports en Español
8:00 p.m. – Greece vs. Bolivia – beIN Sports USA
8:30 p.m. – Mexico vs. Portugal – ESPN2/UniMas
8:30 p.m. – Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting KC – MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick