LIVESTREAM: Belgium – Dutch Lions @Belgian Barbarians, Sat. Nov. 10, 5p (11a EST)

Team Belgium, aka the Belgian Barbarians, will play host to the Dutch Lions, Team Holland, Saturday, November 10 at Shotgun field in Beringen, Belgium.

The last time these two countries met was in 2015 when Holland came away with a 17-3 victory.

Earlier this year, Belgium dropped a 20-19 decision to a surprisingly tough Team Ireland squad.

The Belgians played two international exhibition games in 2017 defeating Team Spain 18-16 in a controversial thriller, and then downing the Russian national team 7-2 in a tight defensive battle.

Since 2014, the Barbarians have been one of the busiest national teams in Europe playing between two and four games a year. Apart from the two games in 2017, in 2016, they beat both Spain and Hungary. In 2015, they played four games including a tough loss to Holland in a European qualifier in front of almost 5,000 roaring Dutch fans. 

Spencer Wood has taken over  the coaching duties of Team Belgium from  Lee Rosky, who stepped down last year after four years in charge of the program in Belgium. He has added All-Europe running back Jaycen Taylor as running backs coach, and Saarland Hurricanes (German Football League) head coach Joe Sturdivant as defensive coordinator.

The last time the Dutch Lions played was October, 2016 when they lost to Team Poland. Since then, Holland’s national team has been in a reorganization phase. Up until then, the team had been playing an average of two to three games per year making them one of the most active national American football programs not just in Europe, but in the world.

Holland named Michael Williams as their new head coach in February.

Belgian Barbarians Roster

Dutch Lions Roster

Watch the game live here. Dutch Lions @Belgian Barbarians, Sat. Nov. 10, 5p (11a EST)

 

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