Belgium vs Poland Nations League preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, prediction, form guide
Wednesday, 8 June 2022
When is it? How can you watch it? All you need to know about the UEFA Nations League Group A4 game between Belgium and Poland.
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Belgium and Poland meet in UEFA Nations League Group A4 on Wednesday 8 June.
Belgium vs Poland at a glance
When: Wednesday 8 June (20:45 CET kick-off)
Where: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
What: UEFA Nations League Group A4 fixture
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here
Where to watch Belgium vs Poland on TV
Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here.
Belgium: Mignolet; Dendoncker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Castagne, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco; De Bruyne, Batshuayi, Eden Hazard
Poland: Drągowski; Gumny, Glik, Bednarek, Puchacz; Żurkowski, Krychowiak; Kamiński, Zieliński, Szymański; Lewandowski
Belgium (most recent match first): LWDDWW
Poland (most recent match first): WWDLWW
Alyssa Saliou, match reporter
Belgium lacked desire and commitment against the Netherlands, but the scoreline was still a shock and the team will have been shaken too. Eager to keep the fans on side, the Red Devils will look to restore some pride, but Roberto Martínez may decide to shuffle his pack. Poland boss Czesław Michniewicz will be rotating his squad as well: he selected 38 players and wants to see as many of them in action as he can.
What the coaches say
Roberto Martínez, Belgium coach: "I don't expect people to be happy after that defeat [against the Netherlands], but I don't want questions about the attitude of the players. It's really not about that. I am now focusing on how we respond against Poland. This is a new test. We have matches in the space of 11 days, then I will draw conclusions. I will change some things against Poland: not because of the performance against the Netherlands, but because that was already planned."
Czesław Michniewicz, Poland coach: "Bartek Drągowski will play in goal against Belgium, with Łukasz Skorupski against the Netherlands and Wojciech Szczęsny in the return match against Belgium. The Netherlands [won 4-1 in] Belgium, but both teams could have scored more; the Belgians had a lot of chances, plenty of set pieces. We will have an interesting meeting with a team that has many classy individuals. Belgium will be motivated after such a heavy defeat."
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What happens after the UEFA Nations League group stage?
The four group winners in League A will advance to the knockout finals with, in principle, one appointed as hosts. The semi-finals will be played on 14 and 15 June 2023, with the final and third-place play-off to follow on 18 June.
The teams finishing fourth in the groups in Leagues A will be relegated to League B for the 2024/25 edition.