By MICHAEL KLINE
The Confederations Cup has given fans the dream matchup between Spain and Brazil, with the title on the line as the two meet in the final of the half-month long tournament.
The defending World and European champions meet an in-form Brazil team that is looking stronger than in recent memory. Spain had to outlast Italy in an arduous 120 minutes of soccer before winning, 7-6, on penalty kicks. Brazil on the other hand left it late against Uruguay, winning with an 86th minute header by Paulinho to top Uruguay, 2-1. Neymar assisted on both of Brazil’s goals.
Ahead of the Confederations Cup final is the third-place match, which sees Uruguay take on a gritty Italian side. A number of Uruguay’s players call Italy home for their club sides, only adding to the story lines for the match.
Here is a rundown of This Weekend’s Soccer on TV:
11am – ESPN3 – Greece vs Paraguay – U20 World Cup
11am – ESPNU – Mali vs Mexico – U20 World Cup
2pm – ESPN3 – Australia vs Turkey – U20 World Cup
2pm – Univision/ESPN3 – El Salvador vs Colombia – U20 World Cup
11am – ESPN3 – Uzbekistan vs Uruguay – U20 World Cup
11am – ESPN3 – Croatia vs New Zealand – U20 World Cup
1pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto vs Real Salt Lake
2pm – Univision/ESPN3 – Iraq vs Chile – U20 World Cup
2pm – ESPNU – Egypt vs England – U20 World Cup
5:30pm – NBC Sports Network – Philadelphia Union vs Dallas
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Montreal Impact vs Colorado Rapids
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – DC United vs Vancouver Whitecaps
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Sporting KC vs Columbus Crew
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – SJ Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Chivas USA vs New England Revolution
12pm – ESPN – Uruguay vs Italy
2pm – ESPN2 – New York Red Bulls vs Houston Dynamo
6pm – ESPN – Brazil vs Spain