Belgium vs Russia: times, TV and how to watch online
All the information you need on how and where to watch Belgium take on Russia in Euro 2020 Group B on Saturday.
Belgium vs Russia: Euro 2020 Group B preview
Belgium, the world’s top-ranked national side, will be missing some key men when they take on co-hosts Russia in St Petersburg in the teams’ Euro 2020 Group B opener today.
The Red Devils will be without injured midfielders Kevin de Bruyne and Axel Witsel, while captain Eden Hazard seems unlikely to start as he struggles for fitness.
Roberto Martínez’s men face a side they beat twice in qualifying for Euro 2020, winning 3-1 in Brussels in March 2019, before claiming a thumping 4-1 victory at tonight’s venue eight months later.
While Belgium are out to bounce back from the disappointment of their quarter-final exit to Wales five years ago, Russia are aiming to get out of the group stage in a European Championship for only the second time since the break-up of the Soviet Union.
Stanislav Cherchesov’s side will be spearheaded by a striker, Artem Dzyuba, who this season top scored in the Russian Premier League to fire Zenit to the title, and who is on the cusp of becoming his country’s all-time leading marksman.
Dzuyba has 29 goals for Russia, just one short of Aleksandr Kherzakhov’s record tally of 30.
In today’s other Group B match, Denmark face Finland in Copenhagen.
What time does Belgium vs Russia kick off?
The Euro 2020 Group B fixture between Belgium and Russia will kick off at St Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg, on Saturday 12 June 2021 at 10 pm local time.
Belgium vs Russia: kick-off times in the US and UK
US (EDT): 3 pm
US (PDT): 12 pm
UK (BST): 8 pm
How can I watch Belgium vs Russia in the US and UK?
In the US and the UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Belgium vs Russia:
UK: The ITV Hub, ITV 1 UK, STV Scotland, UTV
US: ESPN3, ABC App, PrendeTV, ABC
Belgium vs Russia: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of Belgium vs Russia right here at AS English. We'll be building up to the game in St Petersburg from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.
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