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How to Watch Live Belgium vs. Russia at Euro 2020 with fuboTV


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How to Watch Live Euro 2020: Belgium vs. Russia
De Bruyne and Hazard lead Belgium as one of the strongest contenders in Euro 2020. Their first test will be against Russia. STEPHANIE LECOCQ/EPA

Belgium begin Euro 2020 against a familiar enemy on Saturday when they’ll take on Russia, hoping for repeat success after beating the same opponent twice in qualifying. Group B gets underway in Saint Petersburg, where Stanislav Cherchesov is targeting Russia’s maiden victory over the Red Devils in their eighth overall encounter.

What TV Channel is Belgium-Russia on?

Russia are 61 years removed from their title triumph in the inaugural European Championship, and their anniversary appearance kicks off against Belgium on ABC and ESPN3. You can live stream Euro 2020 matches on fuboTV.

How to Watch Belgium vs. Russia

When: Saturday, June 12

Where: Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Time: 3 p.m. ET

TV: ABC, ESPN3

Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)

Russia have failed to break past the group stage in each of their last two European Championships, though they do hold some clout as a near-constant fixture in the competition this century. The National Team are one of only nine teams to have qualified for the last five straight editions of the tournament, while Belgium are making just their second successive Euros appearance.

Still, that shouldn’t affect the favorites status of Roberto Martinez’s men. The Red Devils are not only favorites to top Group B ahead of Russia, Denmark and Finland, but a top contender to win the tournament overall, second only to world champions France with the bookmakers.

It’s little wonder Belgium are tipped to open their campaign with a win, particularly given they beat Russia twice en route to clinching a perfect 10 wins from 10 during qualifying. That included a 4-1 result over Russia when they last travelled to the Krestovsky Stadium in November 2019:

Eden Hazard scored twice in that visit to Saint Petersburg, but the winger’s productivity is in question following a second disappointing season with Real Madrid. Romelu Lukaku was also among the scorers when Russia last looked to tame this opponent. He could be candidate for top-scorer credits at Euro 2020 after winning the Serie A crown with Inter Milan:

Kevin De Bruyne is one name Russia will be glad is likely to be missing for Saturday’s headliner, having yet to fully recover from the facial fractures he suffered in Manchester City’s Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.

Martinez told reporters his midfield talisman won’t be back in time for Belgium’s first test and is set to wear a protective mask when he does return:

"De Bruyne is unlikely to be fit for that first match so whoever replaces him will have to show he's ready.
”We made a decision about his mask. It will be one of the producers who made Jan Vertonghen's mask. We were very satisfied with that.
"I would say that until next week we won't know exactly where we are with Kevin. Now, allow him to relax.”

Finding consistency has been a chore for Russia, who have lost just once in their last five outings but have also secured just three wins in their last 11 games. Cherchesov took his team to the quarter-finals when Russia hosted the World Cup three years ago. Home advantage will be in their favor for at least the opening portion of their competition this summer.

Zenit Saint Petersburg’s Artem Dzyuba will captain the team at his club’s home venue, with only four of Russia’s 26-man squad currently based outside their native country. Of that quartet, Atalanta playmaker Aleksei Miranchuk and Monaco puppeteer Aleksandar Golovin  look likeliest to threaten as the main danger men fuelling matters in attack. Dzyuba, 32, needs just two more goals to overtake former Zenit team-mate Aleksandr Kerzhakov as Russia’s all-time top scorer, though he’s failed to add to his 29 international strikes in his last three outings.

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