Euro: Belgium vs. Ireland, 8 a.m. Saturday, ESPN. With one game in the books, Belgium — one of the pretournament favorites — is reeling. A loss to Italy in their opening match leaves the Belgians badly in need of three points. The Irish, meanwhile, know a draw would leave them in control of their own destiny to qualify for the knockout round. All the pressure is on Belgium.

 

Copa America: Argentina vs. Venezuela, 6 p.m. Saturday, FX. Brazil is out, and Mexico, Chile and Colombia are all on the other side of the bracket. Argentina has to like its chances to take home its first Copa America title since 1993. First, though, it needs to get past Venezuela — the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, but one of the few which got through its group undefeated.

 

Copa America: Mexico vs Chile, 9 p.m. Saturday, FX. Though the tournament is in the USA, Mexico has been another home team, with legions of El Tri fans turning out wherever Mexico has played. Their team will need all the help it can get; if Mexico is going to claim the title, it may have to beat Chile, Colombia and Argentina in order — three of the world’s 10 best teams.

 

Euro: Switzerland vs. France, 2 p.m. Sunday, ESPN. After two wins, France needs just a draw to win Group A. Switzerland needs a win to top the group, which could be critical. The Group A champion probably will not have to face one of the tournament favorites until the semifinals, while the runner-up might play Germany and Spain in its first two knockout-round games.