Watch Belgium Vs Russia UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, How To Watch Live Online

2018 FIFA World Cup semifinalist Belgium begin their quest for the UEFA 2020 European Championship when they host World Cup quarterfinalists Russia.

Belgium national team players celebrate.
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2018 FIFA World Cup semifinalist Belgium begin their quest for the UEFA 2020 European Championship when they host World Cup quarterfinalists Russia.

Despite losing to eventual champions France in the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and failing to qualify for the final four in the newly formed UEFA Nations League, Belgium still holds the No. 1 spot in the world, according to the FIFA world rankings posted by FIFA.com. But more important to Roberto Martinez’s side, they have been handed a golden opportunity to coast through the qualifiers for the 2020 UEFA European Championships, being placed in Group I where the highest-ranked competing team will be Scotland, who currently hold the 40th position on the FIFA table. But Belgium gets the qualifying round underway on Thursday against the world’s 50th-ranked squad, Russia, in a match that will live stream from Brussels.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Belgium vs. Russia UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Group I match, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. Central European Time at the 50,000-seat King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, March 21. In Russia, the live stream will begin at 10:45 p.m., Moscow Standard Time.

In the United Kingdom, the game gets underway at 7:45 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time on Thursday. In the United States, kickoff will take place at 3:45 Eastern Daylight Time, 12:45 p.m. Pacific. In India, the live stream may be accessed starting at 1:15 a.m. on Friday morning, March 22.

The Russians, however, were not only the hosts of the 2018 World Cup but also the tournament’s Cinderella team, somehow advancing all the way to the quarterfinals before falling on penalty kicks to eventual finalists Croatia, as The Washington Post recounted.

Belgium, who were blown out 5-2 by Switzerland in their final Nations League game on November 18 of last year, will now be missing one of their most potent goal-scoring forces in Romelu Lukaku, who will sit out the Russia match, per AS.com, with the same foot injury that kept him out of Manchester United’s FA Cup match over the weekend. But Martinez believes that the star striker may be ready to return by Sunday when Belgium faces Cyprus in another Euro Group I qualifier.

Denis Cheryshev celebrates a goal.
Denis Cheryshev was a World Cup hero for Russia with four goals. Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images

To watch a live stream of the Belgium vs. Russia UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier Group I clash, use the stream provided by WatchESPN, the free streaming provided by sports conglomerate ESPN. included with most cable or satellite provider subscriptions.

Another way to watch the Belgium vs. Russia UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier showdown live stream online from Brussels, Belgium is to access the streaming video provided by Univision Now or download the Univision app. Univision also streams live on the Roku set-top streaming device, allowing fans to watch the Belgium vs. Iceland UEFA Nations League match streaming live on their TV sets.

To view the Belgium vs. Russia UEFA Euro 2020 King Baudouin Stadium showdown live stream for free without a cable subscription, fans can also check out an internet TV streaming service such as Sling TV, or Fubo TV. Both of those “over-the-top” services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they also offer seven-day trial periods. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the Belgium-Russia Group I game streamed live at no charge.

In Belgium, La Une has the live stream while in Russia, Channel One Russia streams the game. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will be streamed by Sky Go Extra, which means that to access a live stream, fans in the U.K. and in Ireland require a Sky Sports subscription. Subscribers then need to register for the satellite network’s Sky Go streaming service, which is free, but fans must fill out some basic information to obtain a Sky Go login.

Once registration is complete, go to Sky Go Sports’ login page. Then, at last, fans can stream the match live from Brussels. Sky Go is also available on most mobile devices by downloading the Sky Go app. A full list of compatible devices can be found on the Sky Go site.

Throughout much of Africa, Super Sport streams the game, while in the Middle East, BeIn Sports Connect will be the main live streaming source. For fans in India, Sony Liv will stream the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier. For a full list of further live stream sources for Belgium vs. Russia in countries around the globe, visit the Live Soccer TV site.