Major European leagues have either begun or are about to begin. The last thing on any player’s mind is rejoining the national team. So of course, FIFA scheduled a fixture date. No World Cup or European qualifiers, just friendlies. (Okay, so the Faroe Islands are visiting Northern Ireland in a Euro match.) Here’s what you can watch — or ignore (all times are Eastern):

Lithuania-Armenia in Kaunas noon

Latvia-Finland in Riga 12:30 p.m.

Norway-Czech Republic in Oslo 2 p.m.

Ukraine-Sweden in Kharkov 2 p.m.

Germany-Brazil in Stuttgart 2:30 p.m. ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes,

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Austria-Slovakia in Klagenfurt 2:30 p.m.

Wales-Australia in Cardiff 2:45 p.m.

Ireland-Croatia in Dublin 2:45 p.m.

Northern Ireland-Faroe Islands in Belfast 2:45 p.m.

France-Chile in Montpellier 3 p.m. (tape at 5 on ESPN Deportes)

USA-Mexico in Philadelphia 9 p.m. ESPN2, Univision,,

Others of interest (but apparently not televised in the States): Japan-South Korea, Scotland-Denmark, Russia-Serbia and, best of all, Italy-Spain.