WORLD champions France are set to take on Belgium in a big Nations League semi-final.
The match in Italy will be a repeat of the 2018 World Cup semi-final where the French ran out 1-0 winners in St Petersburg.Kylian Mbappe missed the decisive penalty as France were beaten by Switzerland in Euro 2020[/caption] Romelu Lukaku is looking to keep his excellent Chelsea form going on international duty with Belgium[/caption]
Didier Deschamps men are looking to get back to their best after going out of Euro 2020 with a whimper in a last 16 penalty defeat to Switzerland.
Belgium meanwhile know time is running out for their ageing Golden Generation to deliver a trophy following their 2-1 Euro 2020 quarter-final loss to Italy.
In 2019, France won a Nations League group containing Portugal, Croatia and Sweden with five wins and one draw.
Roberto Martinez’s men were beaten by England at Wembley in their group but still convincingly finished ahead of the Three Lions, Denmark and Iceland.
What time does Belgium vs France kick off?
- Belgium take on France on Thursday, October 7.
- The match kicks off at 7.45pm UK time – 8.45pm in Belgium and France.
- It takes place at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium in Turin.
- The winner faces Spain in Sunday’s Nations League final.
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What TV channel is Belgium vs France on and can I live stream it?
- Belgium vs France is live on Sky Sports Football.
- To stream the game live, head to Sky Go.
- Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action live with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.
N’Golo Kante is unavailable after testing positive for Covid before he could join up with the France squad.
Kevin De Bruyne is set to start for Belgium who also have Romelu Lukaku in their travelling squad.
Kylian Mbappe said this week he considered retiring from international football aged just 22, but the PSG star is in the squad and is expected to start in Turin.