Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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As 2010 nears an end, and the memories of the World Cup in South Africa grow more distant, international teams around the world are gathering together for one final run out this year. Forty-seven friendlies are on the schedule, including the U.S. national team's clash against South Africa (2pm, ESPN2).

Perhaps no other game has a higher profile than Brazil and Argentina, as the two sides meet in Doha, Qatar (12pm, ESPN2). Brazil's side is light on players from the failed World Cup campaign, and features the likes of Ronaldinho, Coutinho and Neymar. They'll go up against Argentine stars suchs as Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Diego Milito.

Two sets of European rivals will also clash, with England hosts France at Wembley. Fabio Capello is set to go with a very experimental lineup against Les Bleus. World Cup winner Spain travels to Lisbon to face Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, while Sweden takes on Germany.

If you are watching today's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below (Today's TV Schedule is after the jump):


11am– Russia vs. Belgium

11am– Slovakia vs. Bosnia

11:30am– Croatia vs. Malta

11:30am– Finland vs. San Marino

12pm– Bulgaria vs. Serbia

12pm– Hungary vs. Lithuania

12pm– ESPN2/ Brazil vs. Argentina

2pm– ESPN2/ South Africa vs. USA

2:30pm– Switzerland vs. Ukraine

2:30pm– Luxembourg vs. Algeria

2:30pm– Poland vs. Ivory Coast

2:30pm– Romania vs. Italy

2:30pm– Sweden vs. Germany

2:30pm– Netherlands vs. Turkey

2:30pm– Austria vs. Greece

2:45pm– Ireland vs. Norway

2:45pm– Northern Ireland vs. Morocco

2:45pm- Slovenia vs. Georgia

3pm- Fox Soccer Channel- England vs. France

4pm- Portugal vs. Spain

8:30pm- GolTV- Panama vs. Honduras

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36 Responses to Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

  1. brian t says:


  2. Jim in atlanta says:

    Dang I need to go to sleep!

  3. Brian t says:

    lol. me too! USA til I die!

  4. Gacm32 says:

    I’m U.S till I Die!! I’m U.S. till I Die!! I know I am I’m sure I am I’m U.S. till I Die!!!!!

  5. Leonardo says:

    i cant believe how much depth Argentina has in its attack, even w/o Messi: Angel Di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Diego Milito… wow. im drooling.

  6. greL says:

    Here is one for all the Rossi haters out there…
    link to

  7. Annelid Gustator says:

    Sweet tapdancing Christ, that Argentina-Brazil game should be fun to watch.

  8. kev says:

    Spain-Portugal should be fun

  9. Don Pelayo says:

    I thank the soccer gods for ESPN3!

  10. bryan says:

    that’s pretty crazy

  11. bryan says:

    why didn’t i take off work today? or work from home…

  12. Second City says:

    Seriously? What is this, a Justin Beiber-blog…

  13. Second City says:

    And their actual HD presentation, not just a faux HD logo in upper right hand corner.

  14. eric says:

    Ives, how come you didn’t include my Colombia vs. your Peru? Slipping man.

  15. To be fair, people were doing that on this blog since Justin Beiber was in diapers.

    To be even more fair, I think he was in diapers about two years ago.

  16. I’m a teacher so today’s lessons will be on the geography and culture of South Africa…

    heh heh

  17. Is Peru opening that new stadium yet? I heard it was nice and will be the first one built in years in South America without fences to keep the fans back.

  18. wiger toods says:

    Is it on TV? That’s the criteria above…

  19. jb says:

    anyone know if there will be a replay of the US/S Africa match tonight or tomorrow?

  20. Chicago - Scott says:

    When is Congo playing? I want to see Zakuani out there.

  21. Judging Amy says:


  22. Tim M. says:

    And also thank god its free! ain’t got sh*t on espn3 when it comes to internationals

  23. Tim M. says:

    against Mali right? i hope he breaks Bakary Soumare’s leg.

    not really

  24. Chicago - Scott says:

    hahah I loved Soumare… if only he was still in Chicago

  25. dhawk says:

    Uverse doesn’t have the US game listed on the guide even though ESPN shows it on their website. Frustrated that I can’t set the dvr.

  26. neilla says:

    Does anyone know if the 2PM time for USA/SA is for kickoff, or just for coverage?

  27. Pete says:

    Brazil-Argentina does not appear to be in HD despit being listed as such.

  28. Barcafan says:

    Argentina’s defense is very African-ish… hack and push.

  29. A-Lott says:

    This just in: MLS is announcing a rebranding of the entire league in an attempt increase international credibility. Starting next season, America’s top-tier soccer league will be called “La Estadounian Bundesliga Primero A-1.” Additionally, the old MLB-and-NBA-inspired logo will be replaced by Clipit, the Microsoft Office Assistant.

  30. ChrisWhyte says:

    Just record the shows that are listed during that time

  31. Brian t says:

    lol how long did it take u to think of that one??

  32. Frank says:

    just record whatever is on that channel for the time the game will be on

  33. BSU SC says:


  34. peter says:

    Disgraceful comment.

  35. Crotchy says:

    Ronaldinho…Please come to LA now!