Feb. 28/29: What to watch, where to go
TUESDAY, FEB. 28
Brazil vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina
GolTV, 11 a.m.
FIFA's first fixture date of 2012 begins with some jogo bonito, from St. Gallen, Switzerland.
- ON LOCAL FIELDS
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS PLAYOFFS
Millikan at Loyola
Loyola High School (Los Angeles), 3 p.m.
Two long-time CIF Southern Section powers -- the second-seeded Rams of Long Beach and L.A.'s premier Catholic school -- tangle for a spot in the Division 1 final.
Fremont (Los Angeles) at Bell, 3 p.m.
Narbonne (Gardena) at San Fernando, 3 p.m.
East Valley (North Hollywood) at Annenberg (Los Angeles), 3 p.m.
Fulton College Prep (Van Nuys) at Sun Valley, 3 p.m.
Marina (Huntington Beach) at Ventura, 3 p.m.
Capistrano Valley (Mission Viejo) at La Sierra (Riverside), 3 p.m.
Valley View (Moreno Valley) at Coachella Valley (Thermal), 3 p.m.
Palmdale at Channel Islands (Oxnard), 3 p.m.
Santa Ana Valley at Paramount, 3 p.m.
Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta) at Oak Hills, 3 p.m.
Granite Hills (Apple Valley) at Cajon (San Bernardino), 3 p.m.
Lakeside (Lake Elsinore) at Colton, 3 p.m.
Crossroads (Santa Monica) at Desert Hot Springs, 3 p.m.
Citrus Hill (Perris) at Desert Mirage (Thermal), 3 p.m.
Cate (Carpinteria) at Paraclete (Lancaster), 3 p.m.
El Rancho (Pico Rivera) at Cathedral (Los Angeles), 3:30 p.m.
Mary Star of the Sea (San Pedro) at University Prep (Victorville), 3:30 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS PLAYOFFS
St. Lucy's Priory at Claremont
Claremont High School, 3 p.m.
St. Lucy's, from Glendora, is the only team to beat Sierra League rival Claremont this year. Another win means a trip to the CIF Southern Section's Division 3 final.
Granada Hills at El Camino Real (Woodland Hills), 3 p.m.
Cleveland (Reseda) at Palisades (Pacific Palisades), 3 p.m.
Locke (Los Angeles) at Arleta, 3 p.m.
Manual Arts (Los Angeles) at South East (South Gate), 3 p.m.
Fulton College Prep (Van Nuys) at Port of L.A. (San Pedro), 3 p.m.
Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies at Northridge Academy, 3 p.m.
Santa Margarita Catholic (Rancho Santa Margarita) at Aliso Niguel (Aliso Viejo), 3 p.m.
Dana Hills (Dana Point) at San Clemente, 3 p.m.
Great Oak (Temecula) at Sunny Hills (Fullerton), 3 p.m.
Chino Hills at Bishop Amat (La Puente), 3 p.m.
St. Lucy's Priory (Glendora) at Claremont, 3 p.m.
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village) vs. Canyon Springs (Moreno Valley) at Community Park (Moreno Valley), 3 p.m.
South Torrance at Marymount (Bel-Air), 3 p.m.
La Serna (Whittier) at Cabrillo (Lompoc), 3 p.m.
South Pasadena at Hemet, 3 p.m.
Citrus Valley (Redlands) at Viewpoint (Calabasas), 3 p.m.
Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) at Firebaugh (Lynwood), 3 p.m.
Upland at Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga), 5 p.m.
St. Margaret's (San Juan Capistrano) vs. San Dimas at Bonita High School (La Verne), 5 p.m.
Downey at Cajon (San Bernardino), 6 p.m.
UCLA vs. Mexico U-20 national team
Birmingham High School (Van Nuys), 7 p.m.
Some of Mexico's finest young pros take on the NCAA semifinalists in the second of three games on their SoCal trek.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29
United States at Italy
ESPN2 and Galavision, 11:30 a.m.
Illness kept Landon Donovan from getting to Genoa, meaning his and Clint Dempsey's reunion under Jurgen Klinsmann's rule is again delayed. The Azzurri are tough no matter who's in blue.
Iceland at Montenegro, ESPN Deportes, 8:55 a.m.
Argentina at Switzerland, GolTV, 11:30 a.m.
Venezuela at Spain, ESPN Deportes, 12:25 and 6 p.m.
France at Germany, ESPN Deportes, 3 p.m.
Netherlands at England
Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Deportes, noon
The post-Fabio Capello era begins with a clash of giants, except England -- much as it would prefer otherwise -- is the smaller big guy in this mashup. Stuart Pearce is in charge, and a positive showing could bolster his chances to keep the job if Harry Redknapp can't be had. Replay: FSC and Fox Deportes, 5 p.m.
2013 UEFA U-21 Championship qualifying
Belgium at England, Fox Soccer Channel, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fox Deportes, 10 a.m.
Colombia vs. Mexico
Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 5 p.m.
El Tri heads to Miami, seeking its second win this year on U.S. soil against South American opposition.
Brazilian Campeonato Paulista
Catundevense at Corinthians, GolTV, 5 p.m.
Mexico U-23 at United States U-23
Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 7 p.m.
The favorites to snag CONCACAF's two berths at the London Olympics face off in a pre-qualifying friendly in Frisco, Texas. When they meet for real, both likely will already be bound for Britain.