The Lionesses are in Belgium tonight for their latest UEFA Nations League qualifier, following on from Friday’s 1-0 win against tonight’s hosts at Wembley.
Kick-off is 7.30pm, Tuesday 31st October, at the Den Dreef Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on ITV4 with coverage starting from 6.54pm.
Leuven is around 15 minutes from Brussels airport and 20 minutes east from Brussels city centre – information on connections to the town are on the Belgian Rail website here. Generally, it’s a small, walkable town that you shouldn’t have too many problems getting around. The weather looks set to be rainy and changeable – so pack a brolly or waterproofs when out and about.
If you’ve got time before or after the match, here’s a selection of things to see and do in the area:
Oude Markt – Lots of brilliant buildings and some deem it the longest bar in the world
Stadhuis (Town Hall)
Sint Pieterkskerk (St Peter’s Church)
Hortus Botanicus Lovaniensis
Stella Artois Factory
The Belgian FA are encouraging supporters to wear Halloween costumes for the game. However, be careful of any spooky props, the usual list of prohibited items will still apply. Please ensure you are familiar with other prohibited items: Prohibited or authorised? | Royal Belgian FA (rbfa.be)
If you’re in Belgium and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +32 2 287 62 11 to reach the British Embassy. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in Belgium, call 020 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).
For more info on what the Free Lionesses team are up to and social meets taking place around the fixture, follow them on social media – via Twitter (now called X) or Instagram
Thanks to Rachel Major, head of the “The Gang” the Lionesses atmosphere group and FSA National Council representative – pictured below, for the information provided in this guide.
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