June 13/14: What to watch, where to go

June, 12, 2012
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
  • TELEVISION
2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Netherlands vs. Germany
ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

The Dutch couldn't finish and were beaten by pesky Denmark. The Germans waited until almost the end before Mario Gomez beat Portugal. This long, bitter rivalry -- the most anticipated of the group-stage matchups -- has increased in importance following Group B's openers. Replay: ESPN Deportes, 5 p.m.
Also
Denmark vs. Portugal, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 8:45 a.m.

COPA LIBERTADORES
Corinthians (Brazil) at Santos (Brazil)
Fox Deportes, 5:30 p.m.
Neymar
's presence gives Santos a certain caché, but Pelé's old club has had to overcome first-leg losses in the first two knockout rounds in South America's club championship. Corinthians, the top remaining seed as the semifinals begin, played two scoreless draws in its away legs, then won the series at home, where it'll be next week.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14
  • TELEVISION
2012 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Spain vs. Ireland
ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 11:30 a.m.

Galaxy forward Robbie Keane and the Irish have the most difficult assignment in the tournament after falling in their opener against Croatia. The Spaniards are World Cup and European champs, and although they didn't look like it against Italy, they remain -- with Germany -- the favorite in Poland and the Ukraine. Replays: ESPN Deportes, 5 p.m.
Also
Italy vs. Croatia, ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 8:45 a.m.

2014 WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
United States at Guatemala
ESPN Deportes, 7 p.m.
Tuesday's qualifier was available in the U.S. only on Pay-Per-View -- nobody was particularly happy about that -- but it makes its cable debut on a 48-hour delay. No spoilers, in case you've avoided the result so far.

COPA LIBERTADORES
Universidad de Chile (Chile) at Boca Juniors (Argentina)
Fox Deportes, 4 p.m.
Neither semifinalist has had an easy time of it in South America's club championship. U de Chile overcame a 4-1 first-leg defeat in the round of 16 and needed penalties to reach the final four. Boca beat top seed Fluminense, which twice beat the Buenos Aires club in group play, in the quarterfinals.

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