The UEFA girls’s Champions League takes heart stage this week

Tuesday, 3 p.m. (YouTube, DAZN)

While the men’s soccer world invades a FIFA window, the women’s club games in Europe are in the spotlight. This is the most famous of the Champions League games this week, with stars on both sides.

PSG has Ashley Lawrence and Jordyn Huitema from Canada, Sara Däbritz from Germany and Sandy Baltimore from France, Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto. Real Madrid have Spain’s Marta Corredera, Mexico’s Kenti Robles and Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani.

Tuesday, 3 p.m. (YouTube, DAZN,

In this game, too, there will be big names on both sides of the ball. Juventus includes the Italians Barbara Bonansea, Cristiana Girelli and Sara Gama as well as the Swedes Lina Hurtig and Linda Sembrant. Wolfsburg’s firepower includes the Dutch Dominique Janssen, Jill Roord and Shanice van de Sanden as well as the Germans Pauline Bremer and Lena Oberdorf.

Wednesday, 3 p.m. (YouTube, DAZN,

If a team can challenge Lyon’s Moloch in the group stage, it is Bayern. The reigning German champions have great players with the Swedes Hanna Glas and Sofia Jakobsson, the Japanese Saki Kumagai (a former Lyon star), the Dutch Lineth Beerensteyn and the Germans Giulia Gwinn, Lina Magull and Lea Schüller.

But Lyon got off to a scorching start to the season, winning all eleven games in all competitions. Only Barcelona has a better cast than the quartet of the French Delphine Cascarino and Melvine Malard, the Dutch Daniëlle van de Donk and the American Catarina Macario. And now superstar striker Ada Hegerberg is back from her injury to take advantage of all the opportunities that arise.

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Wednesday, 3 p.m. (YouTube, DAZN,

Arsenal are preferred on this trip to Denmark but be careful. Køge kept Barcelona goalless for over an hour on October 14 before ultimately succumbing to a 2-0 defeat. And the Gunners will be a little understaffed as Tobin Heath is out with a “very, very minor injury” that manager Jonas Eidevall called.

»READ MORE: The rest of this week’s Champions League women’s roster

Wednesday, 5:50 p.m. (TUDN)

For the first time since the pandemic began, the US men’s U20 team returns to action at the Revelations Cup, a four-team tournament in Mexico that includes the US, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. This is a great set of tests for a group of American prospects who have not all had this type of experience.

The American roster includes the Unions Paxten Aaronson, Jack McGlynn and Quinn Sullivan. Other notable players to look out for include Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, a 17-year-old who made 11 MLS appearances this year; FC Dallas defender Justin Che, who is being watched by Bayern Munich; New York Red Bulls midfielder Caden Clark, who moves to Leipzig in January; and San Jose Earthquakes striker Cade Cowell.

The Brazilian squad will be a U18 group of players from the domestic league. You may not have heard of any of them, but put their names off in case they become stars in the future.

Mexico meets Colombia at 8:30 a.m., also TUDN.

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Thursday, 4:10 a.m. (Paramount +)

It’s understandable if you don’t stay awake to this Asian men’s World Cup qualifier. Be aware that when your alarm goes off, Saudi Arabia will either be six or four points clear of Australia in the table or the Socceroos will have jumped to first place if they win at home in Sydney.

Thursday, 7 a.m. (Paramount +)

Japan is finally off the mat in its group, but is still only in fourth place – one place behind a starting place in a qualifying playoff and two behind an automatic starting place in the World Cup. A game against winless Vietnam in last place should help the Samurai Blue chase third Oman, but road trips are always difficult.

Thursday, 2:45 p.m. (ESPN +,

Ireland are not only in fourth place in their World Cup qualifying group, but are also eleven points behind second-placed Portugal with four games to go. The bigger story is that Portugal doesn’t come first. Serbia now has that honor. But Portugal can take first place here with a win or a draw before Serbia visit Lisbon on Sunday.

»READ MORE: More World Cup qualifiers to watch this week

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