By DAN KARELL
Despite the loss of Mario Balotelli and Lionel Messi to minor injuries, Italy facing South American rivals Argentina in Rome headlines a busy day of international soccer.
Most teams around the globe are participating in friendly matches today ahead of key World Cup qualifiers in early September, though Russia is playing at Northern Ireland today in a qualifying match that was made up due to a frozen pitch last March.
In addition to the match in Rome, France vs. Belgium, Portugal vs. the Netherlands, Germany vs. Paraguay, and Mexico vs. Ivory Coast are some other games to watch on Wednesday.
If you will be watching today’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
2pm – Colombia vs. Serbia – beIN Sport Español
2:30pm – Austria vs. Greece – GolTV USA
2:30pm – Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. USA – ESPN2/UniMas/ESPN3
2:40pm – Italy vs. Argentina – Univision Deportes
2:45pm – Switzerland vs. Brazil – beIN Sport USA
2:45pm – Germany vs. Paraguay – ESPN3/Galavision
2:45pm – Northern Ireland vs. Russia – ESPN3
3pm – England vs. Scotland – Fox Soccer Channel
3pm – Belgium vs. France – ESPN3
3:30pm – Portugal vs. the Netherlands – ESPN3
4pm – Ecuador vs. Spain – beIN Sport Español
9pm – Mexico vs. Ivory Coast – ESPN2/UniMas/Univision Deportes