50 matches to watch as UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers kick off

With the UEFA Nations League concluded and the finals set to take place this June, all attention now will turn towards the EURO 2020 qualifiers. Although Netherlands, Switzerland, England, and Portugal will be featuring in the Nations League finals, they too, will be joining the 50+ other sides all participating in the qualifying rounds for EURO 2020 during this week and beyond.

Here are some of the key games to look out for:

Belgium vs Russia

Belgium didn't win their Nations League group - that honor surprisingly went to Switzerland - but the Red Devils won't be worried about that too much. Currently the top-ranked side in the world, Roberto Martinez's men certainly are heavy favorites to win the upcoming EURO 2020 title after impressing in Russia at the 2018 World Cup, and they will begin their qualification process by taking on last summer's World Cup hosts.

Although Belgium will be missing quite a few players due to injury, with Mousa Dembele, Thomas Meunier, and all time top goal-scorer Romelu Lukaku the latest to join those unavaliable for Martinez, they nonetheless should have enough to come out on top against Russia. Then again, the Russians did shock everyone with their surprise run to the quarter-finals at the World Cup last summer, where they were unfortunate to lose on spot-kicks to Croatia, so who knows what they will manage to do in 2019? That being said, Russia ended up losing their last two games in 2018 to Germany and Sweden without scoring a single goal, so they will be desperate to get back on track here.

Belgium vs Russia Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Thursday 21 March 3:45pm ET / 7:45pm BST / 8:45pm CET
Australia: Optus Sport
Belgium: La Une
France: L'Equipe
Germany: DAZN
India: Sony LIV
Indonesia: Super Soccer TV
Malaysia: Astro SuperSport 3, Astro Go
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport 14, Ziggo Sport Select
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Nigeria, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV1
Russia: Match Premier, Channel One Russia, NTV+ Sport Online
United Kingdom: SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Mix, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Go UK, NOW TV
United States: ESPN2, Univision Deportes, Univision Deportes En Vivo, WatchESPN, fuboTV

Engand vs Czech Republic

England will be featuring in the first-ever Nations League finals this summer thanks to winning their group ahead of Spain, who finished as runners-up. Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi could be in line to make his senior debut as Gareth Southgate just may mix things up for the visit of the Czech Republic to Wembley on Friday afternoon, which has a start time of 15:45 EST (19:45 GMT).

After Croatia denied them the chance to make it to the finals in heart-breaking fashion, England rallied back in the Nations League, and even got revenge on the same side in their final game of 2018 by beating them 2-1 to make sure they sent the Vatreni back down to League B and finished on top of their trio to qualify for the Nations League finals. Will they resume 2019 on the same kind of high note?

England vs Czech Republic Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Friday 22 March 3:45pm ET / 7:45pm BST / 8:45pm CET
Australia: Optus Sport
Czech Republic: ČT Sport
Germany: DAZN
India: Sony LIV
Indonesia: Super Soccer TV
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro SuperSport 3
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Nigeria, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV2
United Kingdom: BBC Radio 5 Live, ITV 1 UK, STV Scotland, UTV, TalkSport Radio UK
United States: Univision Deportes En Vivo, WatchESPN, ESPNEWS

Netherlands vs Germany

2018 was rather unkind to Germany, and they will take on familiar foe Netherlands, who beat them in the Nations League en route to securing their spot in the final four. Die Mannschaft come into this game having struggled once again as they made little inroads during a one-all draw against Serbia.

That was just a friendly, however. Will fans see the real Germany when they travel to face the Oranje on Sunday? Kick-off is at 15:45 EST (12:45 PST), and you can stream the game on ESPN3 in the USA.

Netherlands vs Germany Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Sunday 24 March 3:45pm ET / 7:45pm BST / 8:45pm CET
Australia: Optus Sport
France: TMC
Germany: TV NOW, ORF eins, RTL Television
India: Sony LIV
Indonesia: Super Soccer TV
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro SuperSport 3
Netherlands: NPO 1
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Nigeria, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV1
Spain: Cuatro
Turkey: Idman TV
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Mix, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra, NOW TV
United States: Univision Deportes En Vivo, Univision Deportes, Univision NOW, ESPN+, fuboTV, UniMás

France vs Iceland and Portugal vs Serbia - A juicy double-header on Monday

Monday will have a slew of matches on display, but the highlight will be a double header featuring France vs Iceland and Portugal vs Serbia. Both kick off at 15:45 EST, and if you wish to watch both simultaneously (if that's your thing), then you are in luck.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will be in action on ESPN2 as the 34-year-old superstar looks to return to international action after being given an extended break during Portugal's Nations League campaign. Despite his absence, his team fared just fine, and will be featuring in the Nations League finals this summer, and it's likely he will take part in those matches. So far, he's enjoyed a successful debut term with Juventus in Serie A and will be hoping to translate that same strong form back with the national side as they look to pick up all three points against Serbia.

Portugal vs Serbia Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Monday 25 March 3:45pm ET / 7:45pm BST / 8:45pm CET
Australia: Optus Sport
France: L'Equipe
Germany: DAZN
India: Sony LIV
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Docu
Nigeria: SuperSport 7, SuperSport 7 Nigeria
Portugal: Sport TV1
Spain: Cuatro
United Kingdom: Sky Go UK, Sky Sports Football, NOW TV, SKY GO Extra
United States: WatchESPN, Univision Deportes En Vivo, ESPN2

Meanwhile, reigning world champions France will lock horns with Iceland. The Nordic nation have fallen on difficult times recently after dazzling the world only a few years ago and they failed miserably in their Nations League campaign as they were relegated to League B after losing all their games against Switzerland and Belgium, scoring just once and shipping 13 in the process.

As for France, they narrowly missed out on a spot in the Nations League finals after finishing just behind the Netherlands on goal difference. Their 2-0 defeat to the Oranje was their only loss between the months of May and November 2018, and Didier Deschamps will be hoping his side will kick off 2019 in the same strong vein as they did in the previous year. France vs Iceland can be streamed on ESPN+.

France vs Iceland Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Monday 25 March 3:45pm ET / 7:45pm BST / 8:45pm CET
Australia: Optus Sport
France: M6
Germany: DAZN
India: Sony LIV
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Extra
Nigeria: SuperSport 5 Nigeria, SuperSport 5 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV2
United Kingdom: Sky Sports Main Event, SKY GO Extra, Sky Go UK, NOW TV
United States: Univision NOW, Univision Deportes, Univision Deportes En Vivo, ESPN+, fuboTV, UniMás
 

Here are the other matches to keep you entertained during the international hiatus, complete with TV broadcast info for those of you who live in the United States. ESPN3 will be providing full streaming coverage for the bulk of these games, which means you'll be able to stay on top of the action via your mobile devices from wherever you are:

March 21, 2019 (Thursday)

  • Kazakhstan vs Scotland live at 11am, ESPN3 
  • Cyprus vs San Marino live at 1pm, ESPN3 
  • Austria vs Poland live at 3:45pm, ESPN3
  • Croatia vs Azerbaijan live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Israel vs Slovenia live at 3:45pm, ESPN3
  • Macedonia vs Latvia live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Netherlands vs Belarus live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Northern Ireland vs Estonia live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Slovakia vs Hungary live at 3:45pm, ESPN3

March 22, 2019 (Friday)

  • Bulgaria vs Montenegro live at 1pm, UDN, ESPN3
  • Portugal vs Ukraine live at 3:45pm, UDN, UniMas, ESPN+   
  • Moldova vs France live at 3:45pm, ESPN+ 
  • Albania vs Turkey live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Andorra vs Iceland live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Luxembourg vs Lithuania live at 3:45pm, ESPN3

March 23, 2019 (Saturday)

  • Georgia vs Switzerland live at 10am, UDN, ESPN3
  • Gibraltar vs Rep. Ireland live at 1pm, ESPN3 
  • Malta vs Faroe Islands live at 1pm, ESPN3 
  • Sweden vs Romania live at 1pm, UDN, ESPN3
  • Spain vs Norway live at 3:45pm, ESPNEWS, UniMas, UDN, 
  • Italy vs Finland live at 3:45pm, ESPN+ 
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Armenia live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Liechtenstein vs Greece live at 3:45pm, ESPN3

March 24, 2019 (Sunday)

  • Kazakhstan vs Russia live at 10am, ESPN3 
  • Wales vs Slovakia live at 10am, UDN, ESPN3, 
  • Hungary vs Croatia live at 1pm, ESPNEWS, UDN, 
  • Israel vs Austria live at 1pm, ESPN3 
  • San Marino vs Scotland live at 1pm, ESPN3 
  • Cyprus vs Belgium live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Northern Ireland vs Belarus live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Poland vs Latvia live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Slovenia vs Macedonia live at 3:45pm, ESPN3

March 25, 2019 (Monday)

  • Turkey vs Moldova live at 1pm, ESPN3 
  • Montenegro vs England live at 3:45pm, ESPN+ 
  • Andorra vs Albania live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Kosovo vs Bulgaria live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Luxembourg vs Ukraine live at 3:45pm, ESPN3

March 26, 2019 (Tuesday)

  • Armenia vs Finland live at 1pm, ESPN3 
  • Italy vs Liechtenstein live at 3:45pm, ESPN+ 
  • Malta vs Spain live at 3:45pm, ESPN+ 
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Greece live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Ireland vs Georgia live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Norway vs Sweden live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Romania vs Faroe Islands live at 3:45pm, ESPN3 
  • Switzerland vs Denmark live at 3:45pm, ESPN3

For additional viewing options if you live elsewhere, check out our dedicated EURO 2020 qualifying broadcast page.

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