A 2022 World Cup Qualifying match between UEFA nations Spain and Sweden will take place on Thursday in Stockholm as both sides aim to take over the top spot in Group B. The two countries are currently separated by one point, with the Spaniards in first place with seven points through three games and the Swedes in second with six, although the latter has played one less game. It’ll be the first meeting between the two since battling to a 0-0 tie at the 2020 UEFA European Championships, this time with a crucial three points on the line. For Spain, Man City’s Ferran Torres and RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo lead the team with two goals each in the qualifying stage, while four different Swedish players have scored a goal, two of which were assisted by superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Fans looking for the English broadcast of the match must stream it via ESPN+, while the Spanish broadcast is available via TUDN and fuboTV.
Belgium vs Czech Republic live streaming: Match details
Competition: European World Cup qualifier matchday 5 Group E
Date: Sunday 5 September 2021
Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, (UK)
Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers LIVE: Belgium takes on Czech Republic as the top 2 battle it out in Group E? Belgium vs Czech Republic live streaming, follow for live updates- Fresh from a huge seven-goal encounter with Estonia, Belgium resume World Cup 2022 Qualifying action as they host the Czech Republic to the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels. Roberto Martinez’s men overcame Estonia 5-2 in their midweek battle, while the Czechs could only muster a one-goal victory over Belarus.
Belgium vs Czech Republic live: Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans suffered a minor ankle injury in training and was not available for the trip to Estonia, but it is expected that he will be available to face the Czech Republic. As for the Czech Republic, defender Ondrej Kudela is back in the fold after serving a 10-game ban for racial abuse, but Euro 2020 star Patrik Schick and Pavel Kaderabek are both unavailable.
Tune in here Belgium vs Czech Republic
Group E’s big two go head-to-head in Brussels.
Both reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2020, Belgium lost to Italy and Denmark ousted Czech Republic, but only one can qualify for Qatar 2022 automatically.
These two have already met in this group, doing battle in Prague in March.
Lukáš Provod gave the hosts a shock lead, cutting in from the left, only for Romelu Lukaku to equalise with his 59th international goal ten minutes later.
Will there be anything to split them this time?
Belgium currently lead the way in Group E with ten points, winning their three matches aside from the trip to Prague.
In March, the Red Devils beat Wales 3-1 and Belarus 8-0 before, on Thursday, swatting Estonia aside 5-2 at A. Le Coq Arena.
Lukaku scored twice more for his country in Tallinn while Hans Vanaken, Axel Witsel and Thomas Foket also netted.
Belgium’s golden generation may have disappointed at tournaments in the last seven years but they rarely slip up in European Qualifiers.
In fact, they’ve won three of 26 last 28 qualification matches, losing none, scoring 111 goals in the process, an average of four strikes per game.
Their last defeat in a European Qualifier came away to Wales in June 2015.
Can Czech Republic change that?
Well, Jaroslav Šilhavý’s side have shown themselves to be a capable outfit, beating Scotland and Wales en route to the Euro 2020 quarters this summer.
In this group, the Czechs beat Estonia 6-2 on matchday one before losing to Wales in Cardiff six days later.
On Thursday, they added another three points to their tally though, beating Belarus 1-0 in Ostrava; Antonín Barák the scorer.