England Women vs Belgium: Euros warm-up friendly preview


ngland Women kick off their Euro 2022 preparations with a friendly test against Belgium on Thursday, the first of three warm-up friendlies.

Head coach Sarina Wiegman is back with the squad this week after a period of leave due to a “close family bereavement” and all eyes are now on the start of the Euros next month.

The Lionesses also face Netherlands and Switzerland before the end of the month.

Date, kick-off time and venue

England vs Belgium is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton will host the match.

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Where to watch England vs Belgium

TV channel: The match will be televised on ITV4.

Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the ITV website or ITV Hub app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

England vs Belgium team news

Manchester City defender Alex Greenwood is a doubt after last week testing positive for Covid-19 and leaving England’s training camp. It is hopes the 28-year-old will be available for the trip to Wolves.

Wiegman otherwise has her full 28-woman provisional squad to work with, which will be reduced to 23 before the June 26 deadline.

Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Aston Villa), Sandy MacIver (Everton), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City).

Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Man City), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Niamh Charles (Chelsea), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Alex Greenwood (Man City), Steph Houghton (Man City), Demi Stokes (Man City), Lotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jill Scott (Aston Villa on loan from Man City), Lucy Staniforth (Man United), Georgia Stanway (Man City), Ella Toone (Man United), Keira Walsh (Man City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal), Katie Zelem (Man United).

Forwards: Beth England (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Man City), Chloe Kelly (Man City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Arsenal), Alessia Russo (Man United), Ellen White (Man City).

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England vs Belgium prediction

It remains to be seen just how experimental Wiegman will go, though the first of three friendlies could prove the best chance to mix things up, but the Lionesses should have enough about them to see off their weaker opponents.

England to win 3-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

England wins: 1

Draws: 2

Belgium wins: 0

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