Ukraine vs Belgium LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Ukraine vs Belgium LIVE! Euro 2024 result, match stream and latest updates today

Ukraine vs Belgium - LIVE!

Belgium set up a blockbuster last-16 clash with France as Ukraine suffered a group-stage exit after a 0-0 draw in Stuttgart. All four Group E sides went into the final matches on three points, and two draws to conclude the action meant all finished on four points, the first time that has happened at a European Championship.

Romelu Lukaku had an early effort saved when played in behind, while Artem Dovbyk had a couple of dangerous moments for Ukraine and Ruslan Malinovskyi very nearly scored straight from a corner late on. Malinovskyi had a shot charged down in the closing minutes, before Georgiy Sudakov fired straight at the goalkeeper in stoppage-time. In truth, though, it was a game low on quality, with Ukraine unable to find the goal that would have sent them through and Belgium crashing out.

Instead, Romania topped the group on goals scored, ahead of Belgium, who know face a nightmare last-16 assignment. Slovakia edged through as one of the best third-placed teams, with Ukraine’s goal difference leaving them bottom.

Ukraine vs Belgium latest news

  • FT: Belgium edge through as Ukraine knocked out

  • HT: Nothing to split them after 45 minutes

FT: Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:55 , Matt Verri

That’ll do it!

Ukraine are OUT. Belgium scrape through, they will face France in the last-16!

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:54 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: Belgium are taking it to the corner.

They are desperately trying to tick away the seconds...

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:52 , Matt Verri

90+1 mins: ALMOST!

Sudakov drives past the challenges, into the box... and fires the shot straight at the goalkeeper.

Anywhere else.

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18:51 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Four minutes added on.

Now or never for Ukraine...

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:49 , Matt Verri

88 mins: That was nearly the moment!

Malinovskyi from the edge of the area, can’t catch the shot any better but it smashes into Castagne. Heroic defending.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:47 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Boos from the Belgium fans!

Corner taken short, out to Vertonghen and he then boots it back all the way to the goalkeeper. Supporters are furious.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:43 , Matt Verri

83 mins: WOW!

Belgium corner, Malinovskyi whips the corner low and to the near post... Casteels just about scoops it away off the line. Inches away.

Stepanenko then heads over from the second corner.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:41 , Matt Verri

81 mins: Svatok off, Yarmolenko on. This might signal the Ukrainian charge.

Ten minutes plus stoppage-time to find a winner. They need to throw the kitchen sink and anything else they can find at this.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:40 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Dovbyk is starting to at least look a bit more dangerous.

Tight angle, right-footed strike fizzed at goal and into the side-netting. It fooled a few Ukraine fans in the stadium.

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78 mins: Bakayoko replaces Doku out wide.

Just over ten minutes to go, still this is in the balance.

A goal for Ukraine would send them through and Belgium crashing oit.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:35 , Matt Verri

75 mins: He goes close here, though, as the ball drops to him from a long throw.

Tight angle, gets the shot away but Faes throws himself in the way to block. Superb from the Belgian.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:34 , Matt Verri

74 mins: For a man that scored so many goals at club level last season, Dovbyk doesn’t play with any confidence.

Two-on-two, he timidly moves into the box and then ends up just walking into Faes. No conviction at all.

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18:33 , Matt Verri

73 mins: More like it from Belgium.

Carrasco bounces the ball off Lukaku, lashes an effort at gol and it’s a really good save.

Doku then drifts beyond the challenges, before his effort is charged down.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:33 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Triple change from Ukraine, as they search for the winner they need.

Brazhko, Shaparenko and Yaremchuk are all off, as Stepanenko, Malinovskyi and Vanat are introduced.

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69 mins: Impressive that Dovbyk has the cheek to moan about being booked.

He almost takes Onana’s arm off as he drags him back. “It’s my first fou

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:27 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Real chance for Belgium, as Lukaku flicks the ball forward and it’s a two-on-one.

De Bruyne to the right, but Carrasco goes by himself. He’s closed down as he goes to get the shot away, great defending by Tymchyk.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:25 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Ukraine still not really committing numbers forward in attack. Can’t be relying on a winner in the other Group E match, particularly when Romania and Slovakia will go through if it stays level.

Lukaku played in, tight angle and a tame effort. Never troubling Trubin.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:22 , Matt Verri

61 mins: As it stands, Belgium are going through as runners-up, which would leave them facing France in the last-16. Ukraine heading out.

Imagine both, then, will push for the win at some points.

Tielemans and Trossard off for Belgium, as Mangala and Carrasco are introduced.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:18 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Mykolenko does indeed trudge off, and Ukraine are down to ten for now as Belgium come forward.

Lovely one-two from De Bruyne and Doku, the winger smashes the ball across the face of goal and nobody gets a touch.

Ukraine can now make the change - Zinchenko is on.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:16 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Mykolenko stretches to turn the ball behind for a corner and he has immediately signalled to the bench.

Goes down and on come the physios - this could be his match over.

Had his injury problems already this tournament, and he looks in trouble again.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:15 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Game really has been lacking real quality.

Both teams have got into decent position, but the final ball has been poor.

Here comes Doku again, cuts inside but opts to pass back and slow things down.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:12 , Matt Verri

51 mins: De Bruyne adamant he has been fouled as he tries to break down the left, those appeals waved away.

Castagne’s header gets Belgium straight back on the counter, Doku has space on the left.

Rolls the ball into the middle... Lukaku isn’t there.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

18:08 , Matt Verri

48 mins: De Bruyne has been the best player on the pitch by a mile. Some lovely flicks and disguised passes.

Neither of those apply to that from Theate, who hammers the ball straight out for a goal-kick. No idea what he was even trying.

Back underway!

18:06 , Matt Verri

Up and running again in Stuttgart!

18:05 , Matt Verri

If Romania beat Slovakia, Ukraine will be heading through, even if they fall to a narrow defeat here.

Big problems if that match finishes level though - would leave Ukraine needing to beat Belgium.

We’re heading for a nervy 45 minutes!

First-half stats

17:54 , Matt Verri

Belgium have had 60% of possession, but they have done very, very little with it.

Four shots, two on target but nothing really to trouble Trubin too much.

Ukraine have had seven efforts, most of those coming after good work from the front two on the counter.

HT: Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:50 , Matt Verri

That’s half-time and nothing has changed in Group E.

Level here, 1-1 between Slovakia and Romania.

All four teams on four points, with Ukraine the side heading out as it stands.

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Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:47 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: De Bruyne from 20 yards out, effort whipped towards the near post and it’s a sharp save.

Better spell for Belgium, right before half-time. Two minutes added on.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:45 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Faes booked, slid in late on Yaremchuk and he can’t complain about that one.

Sudakov makes the wrong decision, going for goal from a very tight angle and from miles out. Comfortable save.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:44 , Matt Verri

42 mins: What had Yaremchuk not passed?!

He’s in on goal in the area, has to get the shot away but instead tries to put it on a plate for Dovbyk. Overhit and out of play.

What a massive chance.

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17:43 , Matt Verri

41 mins: De Bruyne with another chance from a free-kick out wide, this one is put into the box.

Not much pace on it though, and cleared. Belgium really aren’t clicking.

A couple of players keep going to the manager every time the ball is out of play, getting some instructions. All a bit confused.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:40 , Matt Verri

38 mins: And there has been an equaliser in the other Group E match, Romania have levelled things up.

That leaves everyone on four points, and Ukraine heading home.

If the other game stays like this, Ukraine must win here.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:39 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Doku skips to the byline, Tymchyk sticks with him this time though and the cross sails straight out for a goal-kick.

It’s all still fairly cagey, with so much on the line.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:37 , Matt Verri

35 mins: Sudakov is getting forward well from midfield, with Mykolenko’s runs down the left wing not being tracked by Belgium.

The Everton full-back cuts it back to Sudakov, who can’t get enough power on the shot as he loses balance.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:35 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Free-kick won out wide by Belgium, De Bruyne will whip this one in.

Although he’s strolled over to the refere first, gesturing towards the crowd. De Bruyne had a laser pointed in his face.

The Man City man tries to surprise the goalkeeper and fires it towards the near post. Just wide.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:32 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Belgium very patient, they’re struggling to play their way through the yellow shirts.

Best bet seems to be giving it to Doku and getting out of his way.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:30 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Really good header from Tymchyk at the back post, as De Bruyne dinks a header towards Lukaku.

Ukraine swiftly forward on the counter, and it’s a real chance as Dovbyk cuts onto his right foot in the box.

And he then waits, and waits, and waits, and waits. Sudakov eventually blasts over when it’s played back.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:27 , Matt Verri

25 mins: We’ve had our first goal of the evening in Group E.

Slovakia have taken the lead against Romania, and will top the group as it stands.

Belgium in second, with Ukraine going through in third.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:25 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Theate from 25 yards out, has enough of the patient build-up and lets fly.

High, wide. Not an ideal combination.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:23 , Matt Verri

21 mins: Yaremchuk with the shot form distance, comfortably saved.

Here come Ukraine again, as Faes plays a terrible ball. In a different world there.

Dovbyk leads the break, drags an effort well wide of the far post.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:21 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Doku drops to the pick the ball up from Theate, who then fires the ball in behind. Not on the same page, to put it mildly.

De Bruyne then tries to dink a ball over the top to Trossard, it’s just about cut out. Arsenal man has barely had a kick.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:19 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Poor Tymchyk is having a miserable time up against Doku. Can’t stick with him.

Castagne loses it here though and Ukraine can break. Loose pass and they have to turn all the way back.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:16 , Matt Verri

14 mins: De Bruyne again tries to set Lukaku free, ball deflected away for a corner instead. Belgium very much on top.

In-swinger from De Bruyne... and he’ll get another chance as it’s nodded behind.

Deep this time, four or five players topple over at the back post and it’s straight out.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:12 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Doku continues to cause problems down Belgium’s left.

Ukraine trying to get tight to him, but his feet are too quick.

He plays it back to Tielemans, cross swung to the back post and headed clear, with Trossard lurking.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:09 , Matt Verri

7 mins: De Bruyne cuts inside and he slides a lovely ball through to Lukaku.

It’s a really good chance on his left foot, but scuffed effort is comfortably saved by Trubin.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:07 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Nutmeg from Doku, who is then caught late after that. Tale as old as time.

De Bruyne drifting out to join Doku on that left wing - that’s where the threat is coming from for Belgium.

Ukraine 0-0 Belgium

17:04 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Ukraine win a corner in the opening seconds, but it’s taken short and comes to nothing.

They are playing a back five this evening, but it’s a pretty front-footed start.


17:02 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running!

17:00 , Matt Verri

Anthems done, Ukrainian players once again all have flags draped over them.

Anthony Taylor taking charge of this one. I’m sure there will be no controversy at all over the next 90 minutes, no VAR issues. None at all.

Here we go...

16:55 , Matt Verri

Teams are in the tunnel in Stuttgart.

Reminder that a point will be enough for Belgium to go through, Ukraine might need all three, depending on the result between Slovakia and Romania.

All four teams on all three points. Anyone could still finish, anyone could finish bottom!

Ten-minute warning!

16:49 , Matt Verri

Kick-off very nearly upon us.

Warm-ups done, teams have gone back inside to the dressing room in Stuttgart.

Belgium have insisted they will go for the win, Ukraine need a result... it’s set up to be entertaining.

Will Lukaku finally have a goal allowed to stand?

16:40 , Matt Verri

Two appearances, three goals ruled out. Tough tournament for Romelu Lukaku so far.

He is yet to get off the mark, despite having the ball in the net more than any other player at the tournament.

Would guess he isn’t a huge fan of VAR.

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Mudryk not in the squad

16:27 , Matt Verri

The team sheet posted online by Ukraine had Mykhailo Mudryk on the bench, but it’s being reported that he is in fact not in the squad.

Mudryk is in Stuttgart and cheering on his team-mates, but is not going to be involved. Big, big blow.

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Strap yourselves in!

16:21 , Matt Verri

Get ready for an evening of ‘as it stands’ tables.

Every goal in these final two matches will be crucial - everything is still in play for all four teams.

The good news is, it can’t be worse than the dross served up by Group C.

Huge calls from Ukraine!


Well then - some big team news for Ukraine.

Mudryk and Zinchenko both drop to the bench, not sure anyone saw that coming! Mykolenko fit to start, and Yaremchuk also comes into the side.

Less surprising from Belgium, as Trossard makes his return to the starting lineup as expected.

Ukraine team news

16:02 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Trubin, Tymchyk, Zabarnyi, Svatok, Matviyenko, Mykolenko, Shaparenko, Brazhko, Sudakov, Yaremchuk, Dovbyk.

Subs: Bushchan, Konoplya, Taloverov, Sydorchuk, Stepanenko,Yarmolenko, Malinovsky, Mudryk, Zinchenko, Zubkov, Bondar, Lunin, Vanat, Mykhaylichenko.

Belgium team news

16:01 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Casteels, Castagne, Faes, Vertonghen, Theate, Tielemans, Onana, Doku, De Bruyne, Trossard, Lukaku

Subs: Debast, Carrasco, Kaminski, Sels, Vranckx, De Ketelaere, Mangala, Bakayoko, Openda, Vermeeren, De Cuyper.

Stage is set!

15:52 , Matt Verri

Not quite the bright blue skies we’ve seen in recent days, but it’s still a nice enough afternoon in Cologne.

After last night’s two woeful matches in Group C, we need some entertainment to get things back on track.

Tedesco: We are playing to win

15:44 , Matt Verri

Belgium boss Domenico Tedesco has insisted his side will not be playing for a draw, even though that would send them through to the last-16.

He is adamant the focus is on picking up all three points, even if he will at some point want to know what is happening between Slovakia and Romania.

"We are going out to win the game,” Tedesco said.

“We can’t start to calculate or speculate, we want to win this game. In the last seven minutes of the game maybe we know what we want to do to keep a result but from the beginning there is no issue, we go to win,"

"Not smart from our side not to know [about the other game] but not from the beginning.

“We have to focus on our game and then the result is coming automatically.”

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Ukraine still have hope...

15:36 , Matt Verri

Ukraine’s 3-0 defeat to Romania was one of the shocks of the early days of Euro 2024.

They were really poor that day and then fell behind last time out against Slovakia, but got themselves together and picked up a vital victory, as Roman Yaremchuk scored a lovely winner.

It’s ensured Ukraine still have their Euros fate in their own hands.

Disastrous start for Belgium...


Fair to say Belgium’s tournament didn’t get off to a flyer.

A shock defeat to Slovakia immediately put them on the back-foot at Euro 2024, even if they were pretty unlucky.

Romelu Lukaku had two goals disallowed, as Belgium did everything but score.

Group E permutations

15:15 , Matt Verri

Belgium will be through to the last-16 in the top two if they pick up at least a point here.

However, should they be beaten and Romania either draw or beat Slovakia in the other Group E match, Belgium will be out.

As for Ukraine, a win would send them safely through, while a point would be enough to go through as one of the best-third placed teams as long as Slovakia and Romania do not draw.

If both matches finish level and all the teams are on four points... well we’ll deal with that later if necessary. It would not be good news for Ukraine, though.

Standard Sport prediction


Both teams have recovered from shocks by winning their second game at the Euros but another defeat will likely send them home.

Belgium are the favourites, but have not shown enough so far to suggest it will be a comfortable evening. Expect drama.

Belgium to win, 2-1.

Belgium team news

14:58 , Matt Verri

Belgium, meanwhile, will be missing forward Dodi Lukebakio due to suspension following his yellow card in the win over Romania.

That could mean a recall to the starting lineup for Leandro Trossard, who was dropped to the bench for the last bench.

Romelu Lukaku will again lead the line as he looks for his first goal of the tournament, having had three ruled out.

Belgium predicted XI: Casteels; Castagne, Faes, Vertonghen, Theate; Tielemans, Onana, De Bruyne; Doku, Lukaku, Trossard

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Ukraine team news

14:48 , Matt Verri

Ukrainian boss Serhiy Rebrov will be aiming to have Everton left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko fit to start for the first time at the tournament, having missed the opening two games due to a foot injury.

That would allow Oleksandr Zinchenko to move into midfield.

Roman Yaremchuk is also pushing for a start after scoring a late winner against Slovakia last time out.

Predicted Ukraine XI: Trubin; Tymchyk, Zabarnyi, Svatok, Matviyenko, Mykolenko; Tsygankov, Shaparenko, Brazhko, Mudryk; Yaremchuk


How to watch Ukraine vs Belgium

14:39 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 4.30pm BST ahead of a 5pm kick-off.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the contest live online for free via the BBC Sport and BBC iPlayer app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here with us!

Good afternoon!

14:34 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Ukraine vs Belgium!

Both these sides would have been confident of reaching the last-16 pre-tournament, but they are both now in a real battle to do so.

Belgium need at least a point to be sure, while Ukraine could well require all three if they are to progress.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 5pm BST in Stuttgart. Stay with us!

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