England vs Belgium final score, result, stats as Jude Bellingham saves Three Lions in added time at Wembley

England return to action at Wembley Stadium on March 26, where they look to put the defeat to Brazil at the weekend behind them.

Teenager Endrick secured a 1-0 win for the Selecao in London as the Three Lions suffered a first home defeat in 21 matches and also lost the likes of Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire to injury.

Now, they host a Belgium side who were held to a 0-0 draw against the Republic of Ireland last time out, Domenico Tedesco’s team unable to find a cutting edge in the absence of striker Romelu Lukaku and playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.

Southgate desperately needs to win to avoid a cloud of negativity hanging over the squad heading into June before the 2024 European Championship. He is expected to hand a few fringe players the chance to impress before that final squad is named in early June: Ivan Toney is set to lead the attack, while Kobbie Mainoo could win his first cap as a starter for the senior side after coming on as a substitute against Brazil.

The Sporting News is following England vs Belgium live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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England vs Belgium final score

  FT Goalscorers
England 2 Toney 17′, Bellingham 90+5′
Belgium 2 Tielemans 11′, 35′

Lineups:

England XI (4-3-3, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Konsa, Stones (Gomez 10′), Dunk, Chilwell — Rice, Mainoo, Bellingham — Bowen (Gordon 81′), Toney (Watkins 81′), Foden.

Belgium XI (4-3-3 right to left): Sels (GK) — Castagne, Debast, Vertonghen, Theate (Meunier 69′) — Mangala, Onana, Tielemans (Vranckx 69′) — Trossard (Lukebakio 60′), Doku, Lukaku.

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England vs Belgium live updates, highlights, and commentary

FT: Bellingham’s goal prevents defeat for England!

90+5 minute: GOALLL! Bellingham snatches it at the death! Maddison flicks it out to the Real Madrid man who slots past Sels.

90+1 minute: Lukebakio has the chance to seal the win for Belgium but slips as he shoots. 

90th minute: There will be four minutes of added time. 

86th minute: Time running out for Southgate’s side to prevent a second successive loss at Wembley.

81st minute: Wakins and Gordon are brought on to try and save the game.

79th minute: Bowen glides across the box and finds Foden but he can’t finish and his effort misses the target. 

74th minute: Mainoo makes way for Maddison.

67th minute: Foden is appealing for a penalty as he’s brought down in the box but the referee waves play on. VAR will take a look.

63rd minute: Rice intercepts well and releases Toney who tries to pick out Foden but the ball is cleared by Belgium.

52nd minute: Foden turns excellently and again finds Toney but his touch takes him slightly too wide and his effort narrowly misses. 

46th minute: We’re back underway!

HT: We’ve reached the interval! It’s been exciting but frustrating for England as they’ve conceded two cheap goals. 

35th minute: GOAL! What a ball from Lukaku. It’s an outside-the-boot cross to find Tielemans at the far post and the Villa man meets the ball with a diving header to beat Pickford.

33rd minute: After a great period of possession for England, Foden finds Bowen out wide with space and the West Ham forward cuts onto his preferred left foot but shoots well wide. 

27th minute: Bowen thinks he puts England ahead as he heads home but he strayed offside in the build-up.

24th minute: The more we see this Rice-Mainoo-Bellingham midfield blossom, the more it looks as though Southgate sees Rice as the deepest of the three with Mainoo and Bellingham further forward. 

17th minute: GOAL! Toney steps up and calmly dispatches the penalty. It’s his first goal in an England shirt!

15th minute: Penalty to England! Bellingham slides a beautiful ball to Toney in the box and Vertonghen brings the Brentford striker down.

11th minute: GOAL! What is Pickford doing? He’s trying to find Bowen on the far right but drags his pass straight to Tielemans who tucks home into an empty net. 

7th minute: John Stones is calling for a sub and Joe Gomez replaces him.

4th minute: Both sides have seen an early chance go begging. The first came for England as Bowen found Toney in the box but the ball struck his arm. Belgium then connected well to find Lukaku but Trossard’s final ball into the box is way over the bar. 

1st minute: We’re underway at Wembley!

5 mins before kickoff: Declan Rice leads out England and kickoff is next!

30 mins before kickoff: It’s a starting XI for England that offers many opportunities for players to shine in front of the boss before June. Konsa has been superb for Aston Villa this season, as has Jarrod Bowen for West Ham, and both will be looking to impress.

1 hour before kickoff: Our starting teams for tonight! Rice, Bellingham and Mainoo in the midfield for England. Should that be their starting three at the Euros?

England starting XI: Pickford (GK) — Konsa, Stones, Dunk, Chilwell — Rice, Mainoo, Bellingham — Bowen, Toney, Foden.

Belgium starting XI: Sels (GK) — Castagne, Debast, Vertonghen, Theate — Mangala, Onana, Tielemans — Trossard, Doku, Lukaku.

1 hour 30 mins before kickoff: Wembley looking good tonight!

2 hours before kickoff: What we already know about Gareth Southgate’s starting squad this evening.

  • Declan Rice will start as captain and earn his 50th cap for the Three Lions
     
  • Kobbie Mainoo is poised to make his first start after he made his first appearance for England against Brazil at the weekend
     
  • Ivan Toney is also set to see some involvement
     
  • Jude Bellingham fit to play despite suffering cramp at the weekend

3 hours before kickoff: In terms of the Belgium squad, Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Chelsea’s Romeo Lavia are out injured and have left the squad. Jeremy Doku, Youri Tielemans and Johan Bakayoko are all expected to be involved. 

4 hours before kickoff: An updated version of the England squad ahead of tonight’s match, given many players have left due to injury: 

  • Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Jordan Pickford, James Trafford.
     
  • Defenders: Lewis Dunk, Jarrad Branthwaite, Ben Chilwell, John Stones, Ezri Konsa, Rico Lewis, Joe Gomez.
     
  • Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Conor Gallagher, Jude Bellingham, Kobbie Mainoo, Declan Rice, James Maddison.
     
  • Forwards: Ollie Watkins, Phil Foden, Jarrod Bowen, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Gordon, Cole Palmer, Ivan Toney.

5 hours before kickoff: “Fifty caps, it is a pinch-me moment, it will be an honour. On my 50th cap, to walk out at Wembley in front of my family and friends, it is a great honour, I’m a bit speechless,” Declan Rice said in the pre-match press conference.

England vs Belgium stats and head-to-head

Most famously, these two sides faced each other in the 2018 World Cup third-place playoff in Russia.

Thomas Meunier put Belgium ahead in the first five minutes when he got on the end of Nacer Chadli’s cross past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Eden Hazard then sealed the bronze medal for Belgium with eight minutes left of the game when he got the better of Phil Jones.

England wins Draws Belgium wins
16 4 5
Biggest victory   Biggest victory
5-0 (1952)   2-0 (2018, 2020)

What time does England vs Belgium kick off?

This international friendly match takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, UK and kicks off on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:45 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Tue, Mar. 26 3:45 p.m. ET
Canada Tue, Mar. 26 3:45 p.m. ET
UK Tue, Mar. 26 7:45 p.m. GMT
Australia Wed, Mar. 27 6:45 a.m. AEDT
India Wed, Mar. 27 1:15 a.m. IST

England vs Belgium lineups, team news

Southgate has been hit by more injury departures in recent days with Harry Kane heading back to Germany and Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire both ruled out.

That could give some of his fringe players a chance to impress with Ivan Toney and Marcus Rashford both tipped as possible starters.

England predicted XI (4-3-3, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Konza, Stones, Dunk, Gomez — Rice, Mainoo, Foden — Gordon, Toney, Rashford.

England subs: TBC

Belgium struggled for fluency as they were held to a stalemate by John O’Shea’s Republic of Ireland last week and talisman Kevin De Bruyne is still absent. Romelu Lukaku could come back in, if he passes a late fitness check, alongside Manchester City winger Jeremy Doku.

Belgium predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Sels (GK) — Meunier, Faes, De Winter, Castagne — Onana, Vermeeren, Tielemans — Bakayoko, Lukaku, Doku.

Belgium subs: TBC

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England vs Belgium live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this international friendly match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ViX
Canada

DAZN

UK Channel 4
Australia Optus Sport
India

USA: Spanish language streaming options are on ViX.

Canada: This international friendly game streams live on DAZN.

UK: Channel 4 has live broadcast access for viewers in the UK.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream this match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

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