England vs Belgium Nations League preview: where to watch, team news

England face Belgium in UEFA Nations League Group 2 – all you need to know.

England last met Belgium in the 2018 World Cup third-place play-off
England last met Belgium in the 2018 World Cup third-place play-off AFP via Getty Images

England face Belgium in UEFA Nations League Group 2 in London on Sunday 11 October at 18:00 CET.

England vs Belgium: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here

As they stand

Highlights: Iceland 0-1 England
Highlights: Iceland 0-1 England

• England have not conceded in five competitive matches (W4 D1), and have won their last five competitive home fixtures. They have taken four points in Group A2, winning 1-0 in Iceland and drawing 0-0 in Denmark.

• Belgium are the Nations League’s top scorers with seven goals in two games (a 2-0 win in Denmark and a 5-1 home success over Iceland). The Group A2 leaders have won their last 12 competitive matches (F47 A4).

Previous meetings

• England’s record in 24 games against Belgium reads W15 D5 L4, but they have lost their last two encounters with the Red Devils, both at the 2018 World Cup: 1-0 in the group stage and 2-0 in the third-place play-off.

• The sides have met only three times at the old and new Wembley stadiums; England won two of those matches (most recently, 1-0 in a June 2012 friendly), drawing the other.

Highlights: Belgium 5-1 Iceland
Highlights: Belgium 5-1 Iceland

What the coaches say

Gareth Southgate, England manager: "Tammy [Abraham] and Jadon [Sancho] both trained this morning, so everybody is available. They've obviously missed a bit of training, so that's a concern in terms of their load through the week. But they're back with the group and we move forward. We gave Marcus Rashford a special round of applause this morning [after he was awarded an MBE]. As a group we're very close, we've watched him grow up, even though he's still only 22. You can only marvel at what he's achieved and the difference he's made."

Roberto Martínez, Belgium coach: "This is a serious group. Denmark and England are also capable of progressing. This group will be decided in November. In recent years, these two teams progressed together. England have been evolving since the World Cup in Russia. At the international level, it is an advantage when you have the same coach for several years. Gareth Southgate has created a beautiful environment."

Next up

14/10: England vs Denmark
14/10: Iceland vs Belgium

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