Soccer fans are a different breed of passion and fervor, and when it comes to major matches, no sport is more salient on a global scale. This month has already been dominated by the 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil, with the home team shutting out Japan, Italy narrowly edging past Mexico, and Nigeria giving Tahiti a rough welcome in its first senior FIFA tournament.
Spain, Brazil, and Italy figure to be favorites for the Final, which will take place on June 30 in Rio De Janeiro. The tournament has been claimed by Brazil in each of the past four-year runs (2009 and '05), and acts as a warmup of sorts before the country hosts the World Cup in 2014.
Not everyone will be able to catch the games here in the States. Whether your schedule can't accomodate the time shifts or you simply don't have the willpower to sit down for a series of long matches, check here to get updates on the remaining action.
As of Wednesday, this is what the table looks like: