Belgium vs England LIVE: Stream, score, TV channel, team news, kick-off time for TONIGHT’S Nations League match – The Sun

Belgium vs England LIVE: Stream, score, TV channel, team news, kick-off time for TONIGHT’S Nations League match – The Sun

ENGLAND face Belgium TONIGHT in their fifth UEFA Nations League group game this year – and it's one they need to win.

The Three Lions have already defeated the Red Devils this year, beating them 2-1 last month at Wembley.

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Follow ALL of the latest updates below…

  • Joshua Mbu

    SUPER SUNDAY

    England haven’t lost any of their last 14 matches played on a Sunday (W10 D4), a run stretching back to Roy Hodgson’s days in charge and includes Sam Allardyce’s one and only game against Slovakia.

    The Three Lions have won all but one of their Sunday games under Gareth Southgate (W6 D1).

    Credit: Getty Images

  • Joshua Mbu

    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    Belgium and England have won two matches each in the six previous competitive meetings between the sides, with the other two ending level.

    England will travel to Belgium to face the Red Devils in a competitive fixture for the very first time, with their previous 11 such clashes coming in friendlies.

    The Three Lions have only lost one of their last seven fixtures when facing a side for the very first time in an away competitive match (W5 D1), a 1-2 defeat in Czech Republic last year.

    Belgium will host England for the first time since February 1970, when Alf Ramsey’s Three Lions toppled the Red Devils 3-1 in Brussels, thanks to goals from Geoff Hurst and Alan Ball (2).

    Indeed, England have only suffered one defeat from their 11 previous trips to Belgium (W9 D1), a 2-3 defeat in May 1936.

    Following their come-from-behind victory against Belgium last month, England are looking to record consecutive wins against the Red Devils for the first time since victories under Kevin Keegan (1999) and Roy Hodgson (2012).

  • Joshua Mbu

    FINE FORM

    Belgium have suffered just one defeat in their last 16 matches across all competitions (W14 D1), though that defeat was against England at Wembley last month.

    Indeed, the Red Devils haven’t lost any of their last 23 games on home soil since a 0-2 defeat to Spain in September 2016 (W18 D5).

  • Joshua Mbu

    ROB'S THE MAN

    This match will be Roberto Martinez’s 50th game in charge of Belgium since he took the job in August 2016 (W38 D7 L4), with the Spaniard the first manager to reach this milestone for the Red Devils since Guy Thys’ first spell in charge between 1976 & 1989.

  • Joshua Mbu

    VENUE CHECK

    King Power Stadion At Den Dreef will host tonight's clash between Belgium and England.

    Credit: Getty Images

  • Joshua Mbu

    RED DEVILS BENCH

    12 Mignolet (GK), 13 Casteels (GK), 4 Mechele, 11 Lukebakio, 16 Foket, 17 Vanaken, 18 Verschaeren, 19 Praet, 20 Benteke, 21 Delcroix, 22 Chadli, 23 Batshuayi.

  • Joshua Mbu

    BELGIUM STARTING XI

    Roberto Martinez picks a strong side as expected!

    It also looks like Belgium will match England formation wise, 3-4-2-1.

    1 Courtois; 2 Alderweireld, 3 Denayer, 5 Vertonghen (c); 15 Meunier, 8 Tielemans, 6 Witsel, 10 T Hazard; 7 De Bruyne, 14 Mertens; 9 Lukaku.

    Squad numbers to follow shortly.

  • Joshua Mbu

    THREE LIONS BENCH

    6 Keane, 11 Sancho, 13 Pope (GK), 14 Winks, 17 Maitland-Niles, 18 Calvert-Lewin, 19 Foden, 20 Saka, 21 Abraham, 22 D.Henderson (GK), 23 Bellingham.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ENGLAND STARTING XI

    Gareth Southgate has made a number of changes from the team that brushed Ireland aside on Thursday night.

    Raheem Sterling will misses tonight's game after picking up an injury.

    Southgate goes with the 3-4-2-1.

    1 Pickford; 2 Walker, 4 Dier, 12 Mings; 3 Trippier, 15 Chilwell, 5 Rice, 8 J.Henderson; 7 Mount, 16 Grealish, 9 Kane (c).

  • Joshua Mbu

    FIREPOWER

    Only Romelu Lukaku (38) has scored more international goals for Belgium since Roberto Martinez’s first game in charge than Michy Batshuayi (18), who has netted nine times in his last eight appearances for his country.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ONE TO WATCH

    Jack Grealish has assisted in both of his last two England appearances, with Jordan Henderson the most recent player to do so in three in a row in September 2017.

    Should Villa captain Grealish start and assist vs Belgium, he will become the first player since Steve Hodge in 1986 (also whilst playing for Aston Villa), to assist in their first three England starts.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DANGER MAN

    This game will be Harry Kane’s 50th England cap – Kane will be the 62nd player to reach that tally, and his 32 goals are bettered only by Jimmy Greaves (43) in his first 50 England caps.

    He will be the first outfield player to win his first 50 caps all for the same club since John Terry won his first 50 with Chelsea, and the first player to win 50 England caps while at Tottenham, with his current 49 level with Jermain Defoe.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FINAL STRETCH

    Good evening and welcome to the live blog for Belgium vs England!

    Tonight’s game is a must win for England, they currently sit third on seven points, level with Denmark and two behind tonight’s opponents Belgium with two Nations League group games left.

    England have already defeated the Red Devils this year in the Nations League, beating Belgium 2-1 and Wembley last month.

    All the hard work would be undone just three days later when England fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Denmark.

    England need to bring their A-game if they’re going to win, and if they manage to beat Belgium they go into the final group game against Iceland with a chance of moving on to next year’s finals.

    Gareth Southgate will be without two key players, Manchester United’s Harry Maguire misses tonight’s game due to suspension.

    Maguire was sent off in the 1-0 defeat to Denmark last month.

    Chelsea’s Reece James also misses out due to suspension, James was sent off after the final whistle in the defeat to Denmark and has returned to his parent club.

    Wolves’ Conor Coady will also miss tonight’s game as he has to isolate due to coming into contact with someone who had Covid-19.

    Man United’s Marcus Rashford withdrew from Southgate’s England squad due to an injury he picked up earlier this week.

    Southgate will most likely field a different side to the one with brushed Ireland aside 3-0 on Thursday.

    Belgium will most likely field their big hitters, including Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne and former Man United striker Romelu Lukaku.

    We will have the full team news shortly!

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