Opening week of Euro 2012 kicks off: Netherlands vs Germany worthy of final

Iker Casillas, goalkeeper for Spain

Unless you’ve been living under some weird rock, you know the 2012 European Championship starts today and your DVRs are already set.

Friday opens with Group A contests between Poland & Greece and Russia & Czech Republic. Each of Saturday’s mouth-watering Group B matchups feature a tournament favorite – Netherlands plays Denmark, while Germany takes on Portugal, one of the highest-ranked underdogs in tournament history. More can’t-miss matches of opening week: Spain vs Italy on Sunday, June 10 (11:45a, ESPN), France vs England on Monday, June 11 (11:45a, ESPN)  and Netherlands vs Germany on Wednesday, June 13 (2:30p, ESPN). 

Check out the full Euro 2012 TV Schedule here.

If that’s not enough to satisfy your soccer thirst, there are some other big games (important, not Euro glamorous) happening this week. On Friday, June 8, the USMNT and Mexico start 2014 World Cup Qualifying with matches against Antigua & Barbuda and Guyana, respectively. But, unfortunately, it looks like (at present) the USMNT World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala on Tuesday, June 12 will only be broadcast on pay-per-view.

Now, log off the computer and go watch the Euro already.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8

3:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Zurich vs. FC Bayern MunichFox SoccerReplay
9:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:30a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipPoland vs. GreeceESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
1:00pItalian Serie AAC Milan vs. Inter MilanFox SoccerReplay
2:30p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipRussia vs. Czech RepublicESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueBolton vs. Manchester UnitedFox SoccerReplay
3:00pInternational FriendlyBrazil vs. DenmarkGolTVReplay
5:00pBrazilian SoccerCorinthians vs. FigueirenseGolTVReplay
7:00p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierUnited States vs. Antigua & BarbudaESPN, ESPN3, GalavisionLive
7:50p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierMexico vs. GuyanaUnivisionLive
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueBolton vs. Manchester UnitedFox SoccerReplay
11:00pU.S. Open Cup, 4th RoundSeattle Sounders vs. Cal FCFox SoccerReplay

 
SATURDAY, JUNE 9

1:30a2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierUnited States vs. Antigua & BarbudaESPN2Replay
3:00aUEFA Champions LeagueKRC Genk vs. Maccabi HaifaFox SoccerReplay
3:30a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipPoland vs. GreeceESPN2Replay
5:30a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipRussia vs. Czech RepublicESPN2Replay
11:45a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipNetherlands vs. DenmarkESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
12:00pItalian Serie AAC Milan vs. JuventusFox SoccerReplay
2:30p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipGermany vs. PortugalESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pU.S. Open Cup, 4th RoundSeattle Sounders vs. Cal FCFox SoccerReplay
6:00pInternational RivalriesBrazil vs. ArgentinaFox SoccerReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. ChelseaFox SoccerReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions LeagueUdinese Calcio vs. Arsenal FCFox SoccerReplay

 
SUNDAY, JUNE 10

3:00aUEFA Champions LeagueUdinese Calcio vs. Arsenal FCFox SoccerReplay
4:00aEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham vs. LiverpoolFox Soccer PlusReplay
5:30a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipGermany vs. PortugalESPN2Replay
9:00aUEFA Champions LeagueChelsea FC vs. Bayer 04 LeverkusenFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aEnglish Premier LeagueChelsea vs. Swansea CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:45a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipSpain vs. ItalyESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
12:00pItalian Serie ARoma vs. LazioFox SoccerReplay
2:30p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipRepublic of Ireland vs. CroatiaESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham vs. ArsenalFox SoccerReplay
6:00pEnglish Premier LeagueFulham vs. Manchester CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham vs. ArsenalFox SoccerReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions LeagueFC Barcelona vs. AC MilanFox SoccerReplay

 
MONDAY, JUNE 11

1:00a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipSpain vs. ItalyESPN2Replay
3:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Barcelona vs. AC MilanFox SoccerReplay
4:00aEnglish Premier LeagueChelsea vs. Swansea CityFox Soccer PlusReplay
7:30aBrazilian SoccerFlamengo vs. CoritibaESPN DeportesTaped
9:30a2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierCosta Rica vs. El SalvadorESPN DeportesTaped from 6/8
11:00aFrench Ligue 1LOSC Lille Metropole vs. Montpellier Herault SCFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:45a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipFrance vs. EnglandESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
1:00pUEFA Champions LeagueChelsea FC vs. Bayer 04 LeverkusenFox SoccerReplay
2:30p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipUkraine vs. SwedenESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueBolton vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions LeagueSL Benfica vs. Manchester united FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
6:00pInternational RivalriesItaly vs. France vs. YugoslaviaFox SoccerReplay
7:00p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierHonduras vs. PanamaESPN DeportesTaped from 6/8
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester City vs. Aston VillaFox SoccerReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions LeagueChelsea FC vs. Bayer 04 LeverkusenFox SoccerReplay

 
TUESDAY, JUNE 12

12:00aFrench Ligue 1Olympique Lyonnais vs. Olympique de MarseilleFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aUEFA Champions LeagueFC Barcelona vs. AC MilanFox SoccerReplay
4:00aFrench Ligue 1LOSC Lille Metropole vs. Montpellier Herault SCFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aFrench Ligue 1Olympique Lyonnais vs. Olympique de MarseilleFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:45a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipGreece vs. Czech RepublicESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
1:00pUEFA Champions LeagueBorussia Dortmund vs. Arsenal FCFox SoccerReplay
2:30p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipPoland vs. RussiaESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueTottenham vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions LeagueFC Rubin Kazan vs. Olympique LyonnaisFox Soccer PlusReplay
6:30pPremier League ArchivesChelsea vs. WimbledonFox SoccerReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueChelsea vs. EvertonFox SoccerReplay
8:00p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipPoland vs. RussiaESPN2Replay
8:30pPremier League ArchivesArsenal vs. CharltonFox Soccer PlusReplay
9:00p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierPanama vs. CubaESPN DeportesLive
9:30pRumbo al MundialEl Salvador vs. MexicoTelemundoLive
11:00pUEFA Champions LeagueBorussia Dortmund vs. Arsenal FCFox SoccerReplay

 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

12:00aFrench Ligue 1Girondins de Bordeaux vs. LOSC Lille MetropoleFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aUEFA Champions LeagueUdinese Calcio vs. Arsenal FCFox SoccerReplay
4:00aFrench Ligue 1Girondins de Bordeaux vs. Paris Saint-GermainFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:00aFrench Ligue 1Girondins de Bordeaux vs. LOSC Lille MetropoleFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:45a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipDenmark vs. PortugalESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
2:30p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipNetherlands vs. GermanyESPN, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. ArsenalFox SoccerReplay
6:00pThe FA Classic CollectionManchester United vs. Newcastle UnitedFox SoccerReplay
6:30pThe FA Classic CollectionLuton Town vs. West Ham UnitedFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueNewcastle vs. TottenhamFox SoccerReplay

 
THURSDAY, JUNE 14

12:00aFrench Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain vs. Olympique LyonnaisFox Soccer PlusReplay
3:00aUEFA Champions LeagueKRC Genk vs. Maccabi HaifaFox SoccerReplay
11:00aFrench Ligue 1Paris Saint-Germain vs. Olympique LyonnaisFox Soccer PlusReplay
11:45a2012 UEFA European ChampionshipItaly vs. CroatiaESPN2, ESPN DeportesLive
1:00pUEFA Champions LeagueManchester City vs. SSC NapoliFox SoccerReplay
2:30p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipSpain vs. Republic of IrelandESPN2, ESPN DeportesLive
3:00pEnglish Premier LeagueBolton vs. Manchester UnitedFox SoccerReplay
5:00pUEFA Champions LeagueKRC Genk vs. Chelsea FCFox Soccer PlusReplay
8:00pEnglish Premier LeagueManchester United vs. Manchester CityFox SoccerReplay
8:00p2012 UEFA European ChampionshipItaly vs. CroatiaESPN2Replay
10:00p2014 FIFA World Cup QualifierGuatemala vs. United StatesESPN DeportesReplay
11:00pUEFA Champions LeagueManchester City vs. SSC NapoliFox SoccerReplay

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