International club soccer takes a break around most of the world this week as the road to the 2014 World Cup continues with the next round of qualifying matches.
One batch was played on Friday, and the second batch is on Tuesday. Among the marquee games on the schedule: France vs. Spain (12:55 p.m., ESPN2); Chile vs. Argentina; Bolivia vs. Uruguay; Poland vs. England; Germany vs. Sweden; U.S. vs. Guatemala (5:15 p.m., ESPN2); and Mexico vs. El Salvador.
No question the game between France and Spain in Madrid offers the most sizzling matchup. You've got the winners of three of the past four European championships and two of the past four World Cups. France was the team of the late 1990s, and Spain is now the undisputed team to beat.