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England vs Belgium LIVE: Result and final score as Jude Bellingham goal rescues draw at Wembley

England 2-2 Belgium: Bellingham’s 95th-minute equaliser salvaged a draw after Youri Tielemans punished two defensive mistakes

Jamie Braidwood,Will Castle
Wednesday 27 March 2024 01:00 GMT
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A late Jude Bellingham goal rescued England from a second consecutive defeat at Wembley as Gareth Southgate’s side salvaged a 2-2 draw against Belgium.

The Three Lions had trailed to a Youri Tielemans brace after Belgium punished two defensive mistakes in the first half - but Bellingham found an equaliser with the last kick of the game after England dominated the second half.

Aston Villa midfielder Tielemans scored twice before half-time, first punishing goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s woeful clearance, before Romelu Lukaku’s perfect cross set up his second after Lewis Dunk’s slip.

Ivan Toney scored his first England goal from the penalty spot to equalise in the first half, but Bellingham saw two chances go begging while Phil Foden also narrowly shot wide.

And Bellingham’s perseverance was rewarded as the Real Madrid midfielder fired a 95th-minute equaliser. Follow live updates from England vs Belgium in tonight’s live blog, while you can get the latest odds and tips on the match, here:


England vs Belgium predictions: Football betting tips, odds and free bets


England win: 7/9

Draw: 11/4

Belgium win: 7/2


Considering injuries to both sides, a narrow home win looks the likeliest result. England 2-1 Belgium

England vs Belgium predictions: Football betting tips, odds and free bets

England will look to bounce back from defeat to Brazil in another friendly at Wembley against Belgium

Jamie Braidwood26 March 2024 14:05

England vs Belgium: Predicted line-ups

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Branthwaite, Gomez; Mainoo, Rice, Bellingham; Foden, Toney, Rashford.

Belgium XI: Sels; Castagne, De Winter, Faes, Deman; Vranckx, Onana, Tielemans; Bakayoko, Lukaku, Trossard.

Jamie Braidwood26 March 2024 14:04

What is the Belgium team news?

For Belgium, the most notable absentees are Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois, with the former withdrawn and the latter still out with a knee injury. Jeremy Doku, Romelu Lukaku and Amadou Onana will be hoping to start after initially being rested against the Republic of Ireland.

Jamie Braidwood26 March 2024 14:03

What is the England team news?

England are still working through an injury crisis. Already without Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka, Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker have since pulled out of the squad following the defeat to Brazil. Cole Palmer has recovered from a knock that saw him miss the Brazil defeat, but Jordan Henderson has been ruled out.

Kobbie Mainoo is therefore set to make his full England debut, after winning his first cap on Saturday after coming off the bench against Brazil. The 18-year-old Manchester United midfielder caught the eye with his late cameo, and will be given the chance to continue his breakthrough season.

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that Ivan Toney will play a part, while Declan Rice has been named captain and will start as he wins his 50th cap. Jude Bellingham has been passed fit after coming off in the second half against Brazil due to cramp.

Mainoo is set to make his full debut
Mainoo is set to make his full debut (The FA via Getty Images)
Jamie Braidwood26 March 2024 14:02

When is England v Belgium?

England v Belgium is due to kick off at 7.45pm tonight, Tuesday 26 March at Wembley Stadium.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on Channel 4, with coverage from the broadcaster from 7pm GMT. A livestream will be available via the Channel 4 app or website.

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Jamie Braidwood26 March 2024 14:01

Good afternoon

Following a late defeat against Brazil at the weekend, England continue their Euro 2024 preparations as Belgium visit Wembley.

Having fallen to a first defeat since the Qatar World Cup against the Selecao, England welcome Belgium as one of their final three fixtures before the start of the summer tournament. They will face both Iceland and Bosnia and Herzegovina before their opener against Serbia on 16 June.

This game presents Gareth Southgate with another chance to evaluate some of the members of his potential summer squad, with a few notable absences and players such as Kobbie Mainoo, Conor Gallagher and Jarrod Bowen playing for a spot in the side.

For Belgium, it gives manager Domenico Tedesco the opportunity to build a new-look team before they open their Euro 2024 campaign against Slovakia on 17 June.

Follow live updates as we build-up to kick-off:

Jamie Braidwood26 March 2024 14:00

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