Wales travel to Brussels on Thursday to play the first of two crucial UEFA Nations League group games. The Dragons have taken just one point from their four matches so far and relegation from Group A4 looks a real possibility, while Belgium need a win here to keep any hopes of topping the group alive. The game kicks off at 7:45pm BST (2:45pm ET) today, Thursday 22nd September, and is free-to-air in both the UK and USA. Make sure you know how to watch a Belgium vs Wales live stream for free wherever you are.
Gareth Bale faces a race against time to be ready for this game, with the Welsh superstar only arriving in London from California on Tuesday. Wales boss Robert Page doesn't want to risk injuring his talisman, so may save him for the showdown clash with Poland on Sunday when the former Real Madrid man has had a chance to recover from his travels.
As expected, Bale starts on the bench tonight, with Kieffer Moore, Brennan Johnson and Dan James making up a front three.
Belgium are the top scorers in the Nations League this year with 37 goals, but their last two encounters with the Dragons have ended up all square, including a 1-1 draw in this competition at the Cardiff City Stadium last November. They go into this game three points behind the table-topping Netherlands, so another stalemate won't really be enough.
The Belgian starting line-up is packed with recognisable names, including Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Youri Tielemans and Thibaut Courtois, but one that will be less familiar is Zeno Debast. The 18-year-old Anderlecht defender gets his first cap for the national team tonight.
The big match kicks off at 7:45pm BST today, September 22nd September, at Stade Roi Baudouin, Brussels. Follow our guide on how to watch a Belgium vs Wales live stream for free from wherever you are in the world.
Watch a Belgium vs Wales free live stream
Wales fans in the UK can watch a Belgium vs Wales free live stream on S4C (opens in new tab), which is now home to all of the national team's Nations League clashes. Away from home?
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Watch a Belgium vs Wales live stream from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Belgium vs Wales live stream rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
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2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Belgium vs Wales, you may wish to choose 'UK' for S4C.
3. Then head over to S4C (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the Belgium vs Wales live stream.
UK: Belgium vs Wales live stream
S4C has the exclusive rights to show Belgium vs Wales and the rest of Wales's UEFA Nations League games live in the UK. It's also the new home for all of the Dragons' European qualifiers.
S4C is available on Freeview in Wales and via Sky (channel 134), Freesat (channel 120) and Virgin TV (channel 166) in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Wales vs Netherlands is also available online via S4C Clic (opens in new tab), which has apps for iOS and Android.
Commentary is in Welsh but English subtitles are available, while a limited number of sports broadcasts also offer English commentary via the red button.
S4C is free for anyone with a TV licence, but it's ONLY available within the UK, so make sure you've got your VPN (opens in new tab) handy if you're licence fee payer stuck abroad.
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US: Belgium vs Wales live stream
Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports Plus are the place to watch a Belgium vs Wales live stream in the States. You can also watch on the Fox Sports website by logging in with your cable details. Coverage begins at 2am ET / 11pm PT with kick-off at 2.45am/11.45pm.
If you don't have cable, you can sign-up to a cable-cutting service to get instant access to watch the game through services like Sling and FuboTV.
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Australia: Belgium vs Wales live stream
If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport will provide live coverage of the UEFA Nations League, including Belgium vs Wales, for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 a month. The service also serves up live Premier League football every weekend, so it's a great option for soccer fans down under.
Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.
Belgium vs Wales live stream on DAZN
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UEFA Nations League fixtures - Matchday 5
All games kick off at 7:45pm BST unless otherwise stated
Thursday 22nd September
France vs Austria
Croatia vs Denmark
Belgium vs Wales
Poland vs Netherlands
Turkey vs Luxembourg
Lithuania vs Faroe Islands
Kazakhstan vs Belarus 3pm
Slovakia vs Azerbaijan
Latvia vs Moldova 5pm
Lichtenstein vs Andorra
Friday 23rd September
Germany vs Hungary
Italy vs England
Finland vs Romania
Bosnia & Herzogovina vs Montenegro
Georgia vs North Macedonia 5pm
Bulgaria vs Gibraltar
Estonia vs Malta 5pm
Saturday 24th September
Czech Republic vs Portugal
Spain vs Switzerland
Armenia vs Ukraine 2pm
Scotland vs Republic of Ireland
Israel vs Albania
Slovenia vs Norway 5pm
Serbia vs Sweden
Northern Ireland vs Kosovo 5pm
Cyprus vs Greece