England vs Belgium: When is the match, what time does it start and what channel is it on?

Bukayo Saka chats with Harry Maguire and Jude Bellingham
Bukayo Saka (right) has had to leave the England squad – Getty Images/Eddie Keogh

England take on Belgium at Wembley in the second of two pre-Euro 2024 friendlies during this international window.

The first friendly was against Brazil on Saturday night, where England lost 1-0.

These fixtures are a chance for Gareth Southgate to experiment before picking his final 23-man party to fly to Germany for the start of the European Championship on June 14.

However, they have been overshadowed by a St George’s Cross row sparked by kit manufacturer Nike’s decision to alter the English national flag on the back of the new England shirt.

The new St George's CrossThe new St George's Cross

The new St George’s Cross has caused uproar – PA/Nike

When do England play Belgium?

Tuesday, March 26.

What time does England vs Belgium start?

Kick-off at 7.45pm (GMT).

Where is the match being held?

At Wembley, the home of English football. For the Brazil match on Saturday night the attendance was 84,595.

What channel is it on TV?

The match will be shown live on Channel 4.

Alternatively, you can bookmark this page and return to follow the game on our live blog, with commentary and analysis from our team of reporters at the ground.

Who is in the England squad

Bukayo Saka and Harry Kane both withdrew from the England squad before the matches against Brazil and Belgium, with Kobbie Mainoo, the 18-year-old Manchester United midfielder called up.

Jarrad Branthwaite and Anthony Gordon also received their first England call-ups but there is no place in the squad for Kalvin Phillips. Joe Gomez, who won the last of his 11 senior caps in October 2020, has returned from the international wilderness.

Ivan Toney is back involved at the first opportunity after serving an eight-month Football Association betting ban, but Raheem Sterling is conspicuous by his absence once again.

England squad to face Brazil and Belgium

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Ajax), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United), Declan Rice (Arsenal)

Forwards: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) Phil Foden (Manchester City), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), Cole Palmer (Chelsea), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

England vs Belgium head-to-head

There have been 25 meetings between these sides, with England winning 16 to Belgium’s five. Four have ended in a draw.

However, the last match ended with Belgium winning 2-0 in a Uefa Nations League clash in 2020, courtesy of goals from Dries Mertens and Youri Tielemans.


England should win but Belgium, ranked No 4 in the world, one place below England, will test their resolve on home soil. 
England to win: 2-1


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