By FRANCO PANIZO
If you did not fake being sick from work or school today, you will probably regret it later.
Tuesday will serve as the final full date for international fixtures in 2013 and the slate of matches is jam-packed with intriguing contests. From a surely intense clash between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden to Bob Bradley and Egypt’s wish for a miracle against Ghana, there is no shortage of games worth watching on a day in which all but two of the final berths for next summer’s World Cup will be clinched (Mexico-New Zealand and Uruguay-Jordan are scheduled for Wednesday).
There’s more than just World Cup qualifiers on tap, too. The Netherlands is set to take on Colombia, Germany will square off with England, and Brazil is set to play Chile in some of the day’s more mouth-watering friendlies.
If you will be watching today’s matches, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (schedule is after the jump).
11am - Egypt vs. Ghana - BeIN Sport/BeIN Sport en Espanol
12pm - Slovenia vs. Canada - Sportsnet One/Sportsnet World Online
1:15pm - Algeria vs. Burkina Faso - BeIN Sport/BeIN Sport en Espanol
2pm - South Africa vs. Spain – ESPN3
2:15pm - Croatia vs. Iceland - ESPN3
2:30pm - Netherlands vs. Colombia - ESPN3
2:45pm – United States vs. Austria – NBCSN/UniMas
2:45pm – Sweden vs. Portugal – ESPN2/ESPN Deportes
3pm – France vs. Ukraine – ESPN3/Univision Deportes
3pm – Romania vs. Greece – ESPN3
3pm – England vs. Germany – FoxSoccer2Go/Fox Deportes
8pm - Brazil vs. Chile - BeIN Sport/BeIN Sport en Espanol
9pm - Honduras vs. Ecuador - BeIN Sport/ BeIN Sport en Espanol
1am (Wed) – New Zealand vs. Mexico - ESPN/UniMas/Univision Deportes