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Netherlands vs Belgium: Live stream, TV channel and team news

Alfie Culshaw

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Netherlands vs Belgium: Live stream, TV channel and team news

The Netherlands host Belgium tonight in the Nations League, in what is essentially the League A Group 4 decider.

The Dutch national team merely have to avoid defeat in Amsterdam to qualify for the competition’s finals, which will take place next June.

Meanwhile, Belgium must beat their North Western European rivals by two clear goals in order to make next year’s four team showdown.

Roberto Martinez’ side come into this fixture having beaten Wales on Thursday night in Brussels, with goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Michy Batshuayi ensuring a 2-1 victory over the Dragons.

The Netherlands also enjoyed success on Thursday, brushing past Poland with goals from Cody Gakpo and Steven Bergwijn.

The reverse fixture between these two sides came back in June, when Oranje thrashed the Red Devils 4-1 in the Belgian capital.

This game represents the final match for both teams prior to the World Cup in Qatar in November, so both Louis Van Gaal and Martinez will be eager to see a performance from their sides.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Netherlands vs Belgium.

Netherlands vs Belgium TV Channel and live stream

Netherlands vs Belgium will be shown live on Premier Sports 2 for UK viewers and can be streamed on the Premier Sports player.

What time does Netherlands vs Belgium kick off?

Netherlands' encounter with Belgium kicks off at 7:45pm (BST) at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

Netherlands Team News

Louis Van Gaal currently has the majority of the squad he called up available to him, although there are two potential notable absentees.

Teun Koopmeiners was withdrawn in Warsaw due to a head injury, while Memphis Depay suffered a muscle problem, both of which look likely to keep the pair out for the visit of Belgium.

Depay’s absence means Gakpo could move centrally, while the likes of Matthijs de Ligt and Tyrell Malacia could make their way into the side as competent rotation options in the backline.

38-year-old goalkeeper Remo Pasveer made his international debut on Thursday in Poland, and is expected to retain his place for this one.

Belgium Team News

Unlike the Netherlands, Belgium came through their Thursday night fixture unscathed, so Martinez has an array of options at his disposal in this crunch match.

Batshuayi filled in for the injured Romelu Lukaku against Wales, and repaid his manager’s faith with a goal, so he’s expected to retain his place.

Thomas Meunier could be rested for Leicester’s Timothy Castagne on the right, while Arthur Theatre is an option in the back three. 

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Netherlands, Belgium

Alfie Culshaw
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