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Italy-Argentina Finalissima headlines This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online

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The heights of winning EURO 2020 and the lows of missing the cut on the 2022 World Cup must have Italian national team fans feeling a little conflicted about the skill level of their nation’s side.

Obviously, nothing can excuse back-to-back absences in World Cup play, but a good showing against Argentina in the first CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions — the Finalissima — on Wednesday would be a start in the regeneration on the international stage.

The game is also set to be the last international appearance for Italian centerback Giorgio Chiellini, who will look to make it a memorable one in his 117th and final appearance for the Azzurri.

Argentina will be looking to add another trophy after winning the Copa America last summer, with Lionel Messi headlining a strong squad that includes Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala.

The UEFA Nations League also kicks off this week, with Wednesday’s Spain – Portugal tie being an opening matchup worthy of a final.

The U.S. men’s national team’s friendly with Morocco on Wednesday will garner most of the attention in our region this week.

American fans will be hoping to see a striker emerge as a clear leader in the pack as judgment day in Qatar looms, only six months away. The USMNT has never beaten Morocco in three tries, but few players of the current generation are even old enough to remember the last time the sides met in 1998 and are more than capable of helping be the first to do it.

One of the USMNT’s Group B opponents for Qatar will get a little more clarity on Wednesday when Scotland and Ukraine play out the penultimate European qualifier. The winner will face Wales in hopes of cementing a World Cup bid on Sunday.

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Here is a look at This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch, as well as a full rundown of This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online:


This Week’s Top 5 Matches to Watch


1. United States vs Morocco – The World Cup bid is secured. Can the USMNT show something a little better than its qualifying closer back in March?

2. Italy vs Argentina – Messi, Chiellini, and a cast of superstars vying for a trophy.

3. Scotland vs Ukraine – Everything is on the line here, and a quick-turn week awaits the winner.

4. Spain vs Portugal – The headlining match in the UEFA Nations League opening action.

5. Mexico vs Uruguay – El Tri gets a healthy test in its World Cup tune-up tour.


This Week’s Soccer on TV and Online


Monday


NWSL 

3 p.m. – Paramount+ – Kansas City Current vs Racing Louisville FC

Argentine Primera B Nacional 

8:10 p.m. – fuboTV – Deportivo Morón vs Deportivo Riestra

Brasileirão 

7 p.m. – Paramount+ – Internacional vs Atlético Goianiense

CAF Champions League 

3 p.m. – fuboTV – Al Ahly vs Wydad Casablanca

Toulon Tournament 

7:30 a.m. – fuboTV – Indonesia U19 vs Venezuela U23
11:30 a.m. – fuboTV – Mexico U21 vs Ghana U20

Peruvian Primera Division 

4:30 p.m. – fuboTV – Sport Huancayo vs Alianza Atlético
8 p.m. – fuboTV – Alianza Lima vs Cienciano


Tuesday


Colombian Primera A 

7 p.m. – fuboTV – Atlético Bucaramanga vs Junior
9:05 p.m. – fuboTV – Atlético Nacional vs Millonarios

Toulon Tournament 

8 a.m. – fuboTV – Japan U19 vs Algeria U23
11:30 a.m. – fuboTV – Colombia U19 vs Comoros U20

MLS Next Pro 

10 p.m. – MLS Next Pro – Tacoma Defiance vs Portland Timbers II


Wednesday


Men’s International Friendly

7:30 p.m. – ESPN2, fuboTV, TUDN USA – United States vs Morocco

UEFA Nations League 

12 p.m. – fuboTV – Poland vs Wales

CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions 

2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV – Italy vs Argentina

World Cup Qualifying 

2:45 p.m. – ESPN2, ESPN+, fuboTV – Scotland vs Ukraine

NWSL 

7:30 p.m. – Paramount+ – Washington Spirit vs Chicago Red Stars

Brasileirão 

7:30 p.m. – Paramount+ – Fortaleza vs Ceará

Colombian Primera A 

7 p.m. – fuboTV – La Equidad vs Envigado
9:05 p.m. – fuboTV – Deportes Tolima vs Medellín

Toulon Tournament 

8 a.m. – fuboTV – Panama U23 vs Argentina U20
11:30 a.m. – fuboTV – France U20 vs Saudi Arabia U20

African Cup of Nations Qualification 

12 p.m. – fuboTV – Libya vs Botswana
3 p.m. – beIN SPORTS, fuboTV – Ghana vs Madagascar

USL Championship 

7:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Atlanta United II vs Rio Grande Valley
8:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – FC Tulsa vs Tampa Bay Rowdies
10 p.m. – ESPN+ – Oakland Roots vs Orange County SC

USL League One 

6:30 p.m. – ESPN+ – Richmond Kickers vs Chattanooga Red Wolves


Thursday


UEFA Nations League 

12 p.m. – fuboTV – Cyprus vs Kosovo
12 p.m. – fuboTV – Bulgaria vs North Macedonia
12 p.m. – fuboTV – Estonia vs San Marino
2:45 p.m. – fuboTV – Czech Republic vs Switzerland
2:45 p.m. – Fox Sports 1, fuboTV – Spain vs Portugal
2:45 p.m. – fuboTV – Israel vs Iceland
2:45 p.m. – fuboTV – Serbia vs Norway
2:45 p.m. – Fox Soccer Plus, fuboTV – Slovenia vs Sweden
2:45 p.m. – fuboTV – Northern Ireland vs Greece

Men’s International Friendly 

7 a.m. – fuboTV – Korea Republic vs Brazil
8:30 p.m. – fuboTV, FOX Deportes – Ecuador vs Nigeria
10 p.m. – fuboTV, TUDN USA, UniMás – Mexico vs Uruguay

CONCACAF Nations League 

4 p.m. – Paramount+ – Anguilla vs Dominica
5 p.m. – Paramount+ – French Guiana vs Guatemala
6 p.m. – Paramount+ – Belize vs Dominican Republic
7:30 p.m. – Paramount+, fuboTV, TUDN USA – Panama vs Costa Rica
7:30 p.m. – Paramount+ – Barbados vs Antigua and Barbuda
8 p.m. – Paramount+ – Guadeloupe vs Cuba

Toulon Tournament 

7:30 a.m. – Fanatiz USA, fuboTV – Ghana U20 vs Indonesia U19
11:30 a.m. – Fanatiz USA, fuboTV – Mexico U21 vs Venezuela U23

African Cup of Nations Qualification 

3 p.m. – fuboTV – Tunisia vs Equatorial Guinea

UEFA Euro U-21 Qualifying 

2:45 p.m. – fuboTV – France U21 vs Serbia U21

USL Championship 

5 p.m. – ESPN+ – New York RB II vs San Diego Loyal

MLS Next Pro 

7 p.m. – MLS Next Pro – Rochester New York vs Toronto II

Comments

  1. Last time USMNT played Morocco was not in 1998 but in 2006 in the pre-world cup friendlies which they lost 1-0 to Morocco, even though the USMNT dominated play and missed quite a few opportunities.

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