Belgium vs. Wales: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Greg JohnsonSpecial to Bleacher ReportOctober 15, 2013

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 11:  Wales player Craig Bellamy in action during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Group D match between Wales and Macedonia at Cardiff City Stadium on October 11, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Belgium confirmed their automatic qualification to Brazil 2014 with a 2-0 win over Croatia last Friday in Group A, a day which also saw Wales beat Macedonia, 1-0, at home.

Chris Coleman's side may be heading to Brussels with little to play for besides pride and form heading into the impending Euro 2016 qualifiers, but with their hosts likely to be sapped of their intensity through their success, Wales may not have to try too hard to go out of the World Cup qualifiers with a bang.

Kompany: You shall not pass.
Kompany: You shall not pass.David Rogers/Getty Images

That's not to say that Belgium will drop points at home, but a less determined defence may let slip a consolation goal or two.

After all, Kompany and Co. have only dropped one point in their nine qualifying games so far.

Should Scotland and Macedonia enjoy better luck elsewhere, Wales could drop to the bottom of the table to become the wooden spoon winners of Group A. 


BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 14:  Marc Wilmots the Belgium manager, leads his team off the field prior to the International friendly match between Belgium and France at the King Baudouin Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.  (Photo by David Roge
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Venue: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels

DateTuesday Oct. 15

Time: 8 p.m. BST


BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 14:  A television crew and camera are soaked by the watering system prior to the International friendly match between Belgium and France at the King Baudouin Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Brussels, Belgium.  (Photo by David Roge
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Live Stream and TV Info

Online: ESPN3

TV: Sky Sports 3, 5:55 p.m. BST


Sam Vokes is back.
Sam Vokes is back.Michael Steele/Getty Images

Team News

Sam Vokes returns to the Wales squad after having overcome an ankle injury, as Craig Bellamy and Chris Gunter are set to win their 78th and 50th caps, respectively.

For the former forward for Manchester City (now Cardiff City), this will be his final game  for his country.

Meanwhile, Marouane Fellaini is ruled out for Belgium due to suspension and a wrist injury.

Coach Marc Wilmots may decide to experiment with his first team selection with the likes of Christian Benteke more than ready to swap in for Romelu Lukaku.


BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - OCTOBER 16:  Christian Benteke of Belgium in action during the FIFA 2012 World Cup Qualifier match between Belgium and Scotland on October 16, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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At this stage, Belgium won't be keen to drop unnecessary points, regardless of their opposition, and Wales will face a real struggle to get anything from their game in Brussels.

Regardless of who they play up front, the home side are overflowing with flair, attacking talent and well-rounded defenders. It would be a surprise if they didn't take all three points through a commanding lead against Coleman's visitors.

As reported by the BBC, Coleman is unsure about his future as Wales boss and this game could turn out to be his match for signing off as national manager.

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 10:  Gareth Bale of Wales is brought on as a substitute during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier Group A match between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on September 10, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/G
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With a number of exciting young players in their ranks, ranging from Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey to Jonathan Williams, a change of coach may be in order to assert a grander vision for the future, perhaps with Belgium as a model of excellence of sorts.

Returning to the game at hand, however, it seems as though the upstarts from the low countries will finish on a triumphant high.


Final: Belgium 4, Wales 1