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De Bruyne to renew Man City and Liverpool rivalry with Van Dijk in Nations League opener

De Bruyne to renew Man City and Liverpool rivalry with Van Dijk in Nations League opener

Belgium and Netherlands clash tonight in another enthralling local derby in the Nations League.

The Dutch boast a horror record against their neighbours, having not tasted victory in the Low Countries derby since 1997.

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De Bruyne is not a fan of the Nations League

However, this is the first competitive fixture between the two in their last eight meetings having been drawn in League A Group 4.

Poland and Wales complete an all-star group, with Robert Lewandowski and Co. beating the Dragons 2-1 on Wednesday.

Belgium vs Netherlands: Date and live stream

This Nations League clash will take place on Friday, June 3.

Kick-off at The King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels is scheduled for 19:45pm.

This match will be televised on Premier Sports 1, with a monthly subscription costing from £9.99 in the UK.

Premier Sports customers can live stream this online via the Premier Player using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.


Wijnaldum has been dropped after a difficult season with PSG

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Wijnaldum has been dropped after a difficult season with PSG

Belgium v Netherlands: Team news

Belgium XI: Mignolet, Meunier, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, De Bruyne, Witsel, Castagne, Vanaken, E. Hazard (C), Lukaku.

Subs: Sels, Theate, Tielemans, Carrasco, Mertens, De Ketelaere, Trossard, Onana, Dendoncker, Benteke, Saelemakers, Batshuayi.

Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Dumfries, Timber, Van Dijk (C), Ake, Blind, Berghuis, F. De Jong, Klaasen, Bergwijn, Depay.

Subs: De Ligt, De Vrig, Til, Gakpo, Lang, Hateboer, Malacia, Teze, Weghorst, Koopmeiners, Flekken, Krul.

Lukaku will look to continue his brilliant scoring record for Belgium

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Lukaku will look to continue his brilliant scoring record for Belgium

Belgium v Netherlands: What has been said?

Virgil van Dijk: “It is strange that they are four Nations League games after a long season.

“But it is decided now and we have no possibilities to change that decision.

“But I believe that, during these four games, there is more chance of injury after a long season. That has no be observed, to be analysed and players should have an input in that (the fixture list) I believe.”

Kevin de Bruyne said: “For me, the Nations League is unimportant. We have to play those matches, but it’s a kind of practice campaign.

“Everyone has had a very tough season. As soon as we are on the field, we do what we have to do. Then I want to win. Other than that, I don’t have much to say about it.

“We have nothing to say about it. As players, we can talk about vacation or rest, but we have no say. We follow what we need to do and that’s it. We have a little more than three weeks of vacation every 12 months.

“The outsiders don’t understand how a player feels after a season. It doesn’t have to be, in the end it won’t change anyway. Nor is there any point in saying anything about it. Nothing will change anyway.”

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