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Best Bets: What to watch, where to go

MONDAY, JULY 11

  • TELEVISION

COPA AMERICA

Costa Rica at Argentina

Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 5:30 p.m.

Why is Lionel Messi so great with Barcelona and so ineffective with Argentina? It perplexes Argentines, who expected something special at Copa America and have instead watched the home team score once in two draws. Another tie could finish them off in the group stage of South America's nations championship.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

  • TELEVISION

COPA AMERICA

Mexico vs. Uruguay

Univision (KMEX/Channel 34), 5:30 p.m.

El Tri's youngsters toppled Uruguay to win the U-17 World Cup on Sunday, and this group -- a U-22 side, at least in name -- must win to preserve any hope of moving on to the group stage in South America's nations championship.

Also

Chile vs. Peru, TeleFutura (KFTR/Channel 46), 3 p.m.