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Feb. 29/March 1: What to watch

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29

  • TELEVISION

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

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.

Also

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.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

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 giant 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.

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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.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

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.

  • ON LOCAL FIELDS

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS PLAYOFFS

Chatsworth at El Camino Real

El Camino Real High School (Woodland Hills), 3 p.m.

The Conquistadores are looking to tie Chatsworth's CIF Los Angeles City Section record with their 11th title -- they've won 10 times in the past 11 years -- and must go through the Chancellors to reach a championship-game showdown with Palisades. Chatsworth lost in the quarterfinals but received a reprieve when Granada Hills self-reported an ineligible player.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

  • TELEVISION

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY

Portugal at Poland

GolTV, 11 a.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the Portuguese against the European Championship co-host, on a one-day delay.