Eden Hazard ruled out while Three Lions have injury and COVID concerns themselves

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England return to UEFA Nations League action this evening as they take on big guns Belgium in Leuven.

The hosts are top of Group A2 with Gareth Southgate’s side two points back.

England take on Belgium in their UEFA Nations League tie this weekend

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England take on Belgium in their UEFA Nations League tie this weekend

But the Three Lions did claim a fine 2-1 win over Roberto Martinez’s men last month and can take confidence going into this one.

England also secured a routine win over the Republic of Ireland in their friendly on Thursday and Gareth Southgate will want to see his side continue their good form.

But Southgate’s squad has been hit by several injuries and suspensions meaning he must find the right team to compete against the might of Belgium.

talkSPORT will bring you full coverage of this intriguing tie.


Belgium v England: How to listen

This Group A2 tie will get under way at 7:45pm on Sunday, November 15.

Full coverage from the King Power Stadion At Den Dreef will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7pm.

Mark Saggers will be your host before commentary from Jim Proudfoot and Stuart Pearce.

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Belgium v England: Team news?

Belgium and Real Madrid star Eden Hazard will miss the clash with England having tested positive for coronavirus.

Hazard and club team-mate Casemiro returned positive tests on November 7 and are currently undergoing periods of self-isolation.

Full Belgium squad

  • Goalkeepers: Castels, Courtois, Mignolet, Van Crombrugge
  • Defenders: Alderweireld, Bornauw, Boyata, Denayer, Dendoncker, Mechele, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Meunier
  • Midfielders: Chadli, T Hazard, Kayembe, Saelemaekers, De Bruyne, Praet, Tielemans, Vanaken, Witsel, De Ketelaere, Lukebakio, Trossard, Verscchaeren
  • Forwards: Doku, Mertens, Batshuayi, Benteke, Lukaku
  • Conor Coady and Marcus Rashford have been ruled out of England’s Nations League matches against Belgium and Iceland.

Belgium and Real Madrid star Eden Hazard will miss the clash with England

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Belgium and Real Madrid star Eden Hazard will miss the clash with England

The Three Lions will be without suspended Harry Maguire in Belgium and impressive Reece James for both remaining Nations League games.

Wolves defender Conor Coady and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford have also been ruled out of the upcoming matches, whittling the Three Lions’ options down even further.

In a statement, the Football Association said: “Conor Coady and Marcus Rashford will miss England’s remaining November internationals.

“Coady has been forced to self-isolate having discovered he had inadvertently come into contact with somebody prior to camp who has tested positive for Covid-19 via an NHS Test and Trace alert.

“The Wolverhampton Wanderers defender had returned two negative tests as part of The FA and UEFA’s protocol but, in line with UK Government guidelines, has to adhere to a period of self-isolation.

“Meanwhile, Rashford’s arrival into camp had initially been delayed to allow for further assessment on an injury sustained last weekend but the Manchester United forward will now not meet up.”

Full England squad

  • Goalkeepers: Pickford, Pope, Henderson
  • Defenders: Chilwell, Dier, Keane, Maitland-Niles, Mings, Saka, Trippier, Walker
  • Midfielders: Foden, Henderson, Grealish, Mount, Rice, Winks, Bellingham
  • Forwards: Abraham, Calvert-Lewin, Kane, Sancho, Sterling





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