EURO 2016, Copa America Today: Germany-Ukraine; Brazil look to win Group B

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Close out your weekend by parking up on the couch and watching five matches of football.

There’s no other choice really.

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Things start over in Europe, with Turkey and Croatia kicking things off in Paris. Then you can check out one of the world’s top strikers as Robert Lewandowski captains Poland before defending World Cup champions Germany start their run for another trophy.

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Two Copa America matches take center stage in the evening, as U.S. fans should be keeping a close eye on these results. Ecuador face Haiti before Brazil take on Peru, as the runner-up from Group B will face the USMNT in the quarterfinals.


Essential reading: Scenarios for the USMNT after winning Group A at the Copa America Centenario.

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EURO 2016, Game 5: Turkey vs. Croatia

When: Sunday, 9 a.m. ET

Where: Parc des Princes, Paris

Live updates: NBCSports.com

Croatia is a team that could make a run at this tournament, and they open up Group D play in Paris on Sunday. A stacked midfield with the likes of Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric, and Mateo Kovacic, this is one of the most talented Croatian sides in years. For Turkey, the nation failed to qualify for EURO 2012 after reaching the semifinals in 2008. Now back in the tournament, an experience side will be led by their captain, Barcelona’s Arda Turan.

They have history at the EUROs, including this classic thriller back in 2008.


EURO 2016, Game 6: Poland vs. Northern Ireland

When: Sunday, 12 p.m. ET

Where: Allianz Riviera, Nice

Live updates: NBCSports.com

Robert Lewandowski led EURO qualifying with 13 goals, and the Bayern Munich striker will lead the line for Poland once again on Sunday. The Polish captain is one of the elite strikers in the tournament, and his goalscoring will either make or break his side’s chances of making a run. This marks the first-ever appearance at a European Championship for Northern Ireland, with Norwich City’s Kyle Lafferty the player to watch for.


EURO 2016, Game 7: Germany vs. Ukraine

When: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET

Where: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille

Live updates: NBCSports.com

The defending world champions open up their EURO campaign in Lille against Ukraine. Germany are one of the favorites to win the whole thing, with Thomas Muller looking to add to his stellar scoring record at major tournaments. A Ukrainian side dealing with some political unrest back home, a good showing in France would be a massive boost for the country’s morale.


Copa America, Game 19: Ecuador vs. Haiti

When: Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Live updates: NBCSports.com

Ecuador need a win to keep their hopes of advancing alive, and they will feel confident in taking all three points against a weak Haiti side in New Jersey. Currently in third place in Group B, anything but a win would see Ecuador eliminated from the Copa.


Copa America, Game 20: Brazil vs. Peru

When: Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET

Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Live updates: NBCSports.com

Group B favorites Brazil look to claim first place and advance to the quarterfinals with a match against Peru. A draw would likely see Brazil finish first, but a win would make that definite. The Brazilians lead Copa with seven goals in two matches, although Peru know how to get results when it matters, finishing third in last summer’s tournament.