Are You Ready for Some Fútbol?
Hungary for Mexican
Soccer isn't just a mere sport. Countries have gone to war over the outcome of contests. If for no other reason than geography, there's little chance of armed conflict erupting when the national men's teams of Mexico and Hungary meet on Wednesday, December 14, at Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson. The Valley's many Hispanic residents -- and passionate soccer moms -- might be the boost the Mexican team needs to gain its first victory in the last of five international contests held as part of Team Mexico's 2005 American tour. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $21 to $56. Call 480-784-4444. -- Douglas Towne
Swing time in Scottsdale
If you want to play with golf's big dogs, you've got to have the right stuff, and you'll have your pick of the latest and greatest equipment on the planet at Golfest Scottsdale. In addition to spiffy apparel and goodies for the green, the touring fest features a million-dollar hole-in-one contest and guest appearances by luminaries such as 2005 EDS Byron Nelson tourney champion Ted Purdy, "Trick Shot Master" Peter Johncke, and Yoga for Golfers author Katherine Roberts. Put on your game face from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road. Admission is $10, $15 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at any Van's Golf Shop location. Call 480-312-6802 or visit www.golfweekgolfest.com/scottsdale. -- Clay McNear