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TV viewers ready for dress rehearsal
by Paul Kennedy, June 12th, 2009 7AM



[CONFEDERATIONS CUP] The 2009 Confederations Cup is a dress rehearsal for the 2010 World Cup, allowing television viewers to get into next summer's routine. Get ready for long lunches and weekend doubleheaders by following the Confederations Cup action from South Africa on ESPN, ESPN2 and, as well as on Spanish-language  Univision's family of network. For the complete schedule ...

A trio of ESPN commentator teams, led by U.S. national team and MLS booth team of JP Dellacamera and John Harkes, will call all 16 matches.

The other teams will consist of  UEFA Champions League commentators Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth and the team of Adrian Healey and Robbie Mustoe.

In the studio, Rece Davis will be joined by analyst Alexi Lalas.

Note: All kickoff times are ET.

Group A
June 14
South Africa vs. Iraq (ESPN2, Galavision,, 10 am)
New Zealand vs. Spain (ESPN2, Univision,, 2:30 pm)
June 17
Spain vs. Iraq (ESPN2, Galavision,, 10 am)
South Africa vs. New Zealand (ESPN2, Galavision,, 2:30 pm)
June 20
Iraq vs. New Zealand (TeleFutura,, 2:30 pm; ESPN2, June 21, 1 am -- delay)
Spain vs. South Africa (ESPN2, Univision,, 2:30 pm)

Group B

June 15
Brazil vs. Egypt (ESPN2, Galavision,, 10 am)
USA vs. Italy (ESPN, TeleFutura,, 2:30 pm)
June 18
USA vs. Brazil (ESPN2, TeleFutura,, 10 am)
Egypt vs. Italy (ESPN2, Galavision,, 2:30 pm)
June 21
Italy vs. Brazil (ESPN, Univision,, 2:30 pm)
Egypt vs. USA (ESPN2, TeleFutura,, 2:30 pm)


June 24
1A vs. 2B (ESPN, TeleFutura,, 2:30 pm)
June 25
1B vs. 2 A (ESPN, TeleFutura,, 2:30 pm)

Third-Place Game

June 28
(ESPN2, Univision,, 9 am)


June 28
(ESPN2, Univision,, 2:30 pm)



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