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Weekend TV Preview 16 - 17 July 2011



Saturday 16 July

20:00 Colombia v Peru, Copa America Quarter Final, ESPN / HD
Group winners above Argentina with Falcao continuing his good form from last season at Porto, Colombia are back on the rise. So, it seems, are Peru who have been the continent's whipping boys in recent years. You could argue that the Peruvians benefited from a poor Mexico team but that seems uncharitable. Colombia should be heavy favourites though.
23:15 Argentina v Uruguay, Copa America Quarter Final, ESPN / HD
A bad case of early tournament jitters affected both these teams which has placed them together a round earlier than anticipated. This is great news for the neutral, though, as both teams seem to be regaining some form. Could be an extra-time winner.

Sunday 17 July

19:45 Japan v USA, FIFA Women's World Cup Final, BBC3 / British Eurosport / British Eurosport HD
Alas, the afternoon kick-offs and general lack of understanding of women's football has resulted in the Fairground's inability to engage with the Women's World Cup. We can only hope that the coverage of this match rises above the objectification of Hope Solo which seems to be quite prominent.
20:00 Brazil v Paraguay Copa America Quarter Final, ESPN / HD
Both teams qualified from Group B. Brazil might have been expecting easier opponents as Paraguay were quite fancied before the Copa America started.
23:15 Chile v Venezuela, Copa America Quarter Final, ESPN / HD
Harsh draw this for Venezuela who have qualified for the knockout stage for the second Copa America in a row. Chile has emerged as one of the top teams in South America and should progress. Having said that, who can argue against the team that held the Brazilians to a draw? We would also direct you to Jose Rondon of Venzuela as a player to watch. For Chile, Bayer Leverkusen's Arturo Vidal, is the subject of transfer speculation in Germany.

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