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Republic of Ireland v Belgium: Is the game on TV? Kick-off time, head-to-head stats and team news

Interim head coach John O'Shea will take charge of his first Republic of Ireland match as they welcome Belgium to Dublin in an international friendly.

The Irish FA are yet to officially appoint a successor to Stephen Kenny, who departed his role as manager in November following the expiration of his contract.

Belgium are the visitors to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as they commence their Euro 2024 preparations and the Red Devils have impressed under Domenico Tedesco, who celebrated a year in charge last month.

Is Rep of Ireland v Belgium on TV?

Rep of Ireland v Belgium is not available to watch on TV in the UK, but will be streamed live on Viaplay Sports 1.

Rep of Ireland v Belgium kick-off time, date and venue

Rep of Ireland v Belgium will be played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and kick-off is at 17:00 GMT on Saturday 23rd March 2024.

Rep of Ireland v Belgium stats and head-to-head record (H2H)

Ireland won only two of their Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures, recording back-to-back successes against Gibraltar as they finished 4th in Group B.

Belgium are yet to taste defeat under Tedesco, having won eight and drawn two of their 10 matches under the former RB Leipzig head coach.

These two sides last met in an international friendly in March 2022, where a late goal from Alan Browne secured a 2-2 draw.

Rep of Ireland v Belgium head-to-head record (H2H)

Rep of Ireland wins




Belgium draws


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Rep of Ireland v Belgium team news

Rep of Ireland team news

Liam Scales and Troy Parrott are both unavailable through injury.

Blackburn Rovers forward Sammie Szmodics, Lyon defender Jake O’Brien and Middlesbrough midfielder Finn Azaz are all in line to win their first caps.

Belgium team news

Romelu Lukaku has suffered a groin issue and has been ruled out of Saturday's contest.

Kevin De Bruyne has not been included in Belgium's squad, while Thibaut Courtois is also out having undergone knee surgery.

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