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Best Bets Aug. 1/2: What to watch

MONDAY, AUG. 1

  • TELEVISION

FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP

Argentina vs. England

ESPN2, 5:45 p.m.

One of the world's great rivalries plays out at the youth level, with the mighty Argentines -- coming off a 1-0 victory over Mexico in their Group F opener -- looking to take another step toward their sixth title in nine championships. England drew, 0-0, with North Korea in its opener.

UEFA U-19 Championship

Final: Czech Republic vs. Spain, GolTV, 1 p.m.

USL W-League

Final: Ottawa Fury vs. Atlanta Silverbacks, Fox Soccer Channel, 4:30 p.m.

Club friendly

Liverpool (England) vs. Valerenga (Norway), Fox Soccer Channel, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Soccer Plus, 2 and 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 2

  • TELEVISION

CLUB FRIENDLY

Olympique Marseille (France) vs. Manchester United (England)

ESPN Deportes, 11:40 a.m.

Man United is coming off a superb U.S. tour that closed with a triumph over Barcelona in a friendly rematch of May's UEFA Champions League final that the Catalans claimed. Now they face the French power in Monaco.

COPA SUDAMERICANA

Universidad Catolica (Chile) at Paysandu Bella Vista (Uruguay)

Fox Deportes, 3:30 p.m.

South America's No. 2 club competition kicks off with the Chilean powerhouse -- winners of last year's Primera Division -- taking on a minor Uruguayan club.

Also

Independiente Santa Fe (Colombia) at Universidad Cesar Vallejo (Peru), Fox Deportes, 6 p.m.

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Toronto FC at Real Esteli (Nicaragua)

Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision, 7 p.m.

As miserable as things might be for the Reds in Major League Soccer, they've got a shot at the CCL group stage -- a draw in this one will do it, after Joao Plata's pair provided a 2-1 victory in last week's preliminary-round first leg in Toronto.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

USL PRO

Antigua Barracuda at L.A. Blues

Palisades High School (Pacific Palisades), 5:30 p.m.

The Blues bounced back from Thursday's loss to the islanders with a 2-1 win of their own Sunday. Now they get together one more time, in L.A.'s debut at Pali High, where the club's PDL and W-League teams play.