Jasper Juinen/Getty Images
What to watch: FIFA Club World Cup final, Teams TBA, International Stadium Yokohama, 5:30 a.m.
We don't know who will be playing yet, so…
What else to watch: Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid, La Liga, 3 p.m. (television listings TBA)
Now here's a league match worth salivating over—even in December. Barcelona lead Spain's La Liga by six points over Atletico Madrid (Atleti's crosstown rivals Real are 11 points behind Barca). Coincidentally enough, the top two play Sunday at Barca's Camp Nou.
From what we can tell, Lionel Messi has recovered from his scary-looking knee injury. His last time out, he only scored twice and set a new all-time record for most goals in a calendar year. Oh, and Barca beat Real Betis 2-1.
Atletico kept pace with a 6-0 whupping of bottom feeders Deportivo La Coruña. Hotshot Colombian striker Radamel Falcao (pictured) scored five goals—five!—to give him 16 on the season, second only to Messi in the La Liga stats.
Buckle up. This one could be intense.
What else is going on (all times Eastern)
FIFA Club World Cup: Third-place match, Teams TBA, International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan, 2:30 a.m. ET; La Liga: Real Zaragoza vs. Levante, 6 a.m., Valencia vs. Rayo Vallecano, 11 a.m., Real Madrid vs. Espanyol, 1 p.m.; Serie A: Fiorentina vs. Siena, 6:30 a.m., AC Milan vs. US Pescara, 9 a.m., Juventus vs. Atalanta, 9 a.m., Parma vs. Cagliari, 9 a.m., Napoli vs. Bologna, 2:45 p.m.; Ligue 1: Lyon vs. PSG, 3 p.m.; Bundesliga:TSG Hoffenheim vs. Borussia Dortmund, 9:30 a.m.; Premier League: Tottenham vs. Swansea, 8:30 a.m., West Brom vs. West Ham, 11 a.m.
Francesco Graziani (retired) 60; Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund, Germany) 24; Sylvain Distin (Everton) 35.