How to watch: The International friendly kicks-off from Wembley at 12.15 p.m. ET, with live coverage to be provided by the Fox Soccer Channel. Viewers in the U.K. can catch the match live on ITV1.
Preview: In just his second match in charge, Roy Hodgson is faced with his last opportunity to mold a coherent lineup before heading off to the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
After a 1-0 win in Norway, England take on a talented Belgium side at Wembley with their Euro 2012 opener against France just over a week away. Saturday's game also represents Hodgson's first opportunity to work with his full squad, after the recent arrival of the Chelsea contingent following their post-Champions League final break.
Circumstances that mean there is little room for experimentation and should lead to Hodgson selecting the team he intends to start in Donetsk on June 11. Though given recent events, not even the England boss may know the makeup of that lineup.
As if the hastiness of the preparations weren't problematic enough for the 64-year-old, he has also been hit with several injuries to his initial list of 23. Hot on the heels of the withdrawals of John Ruddy and Gareth Barry, Chelsea's Frank Lampard suffered a thigh injury in training this weekend has been ruled out of the tournament.
In his place has come Jordan Henderson; much-maligned after a struggling season with Liverpool following a £16 million move from Sunderland last summer.
With England's attack already weakened for the first two matches of the Euros with Wayne Rooney's suspension, the Three Lions' midfield now also appears extremely thin on the ground.
Steven Gerrard, more effective when given a greater license to roam, may now be deployed as part of a midfield pair with Scott Parker in front of the back four. The only other alternatives being to play Phil Jones, Phil Jagielka, or James Milner out of their natural positions, or even the just-arrived Henderson.
Whatever lineup Hodgson decides upon will not be given an easy ride to build an understanding against a Belgium side featuring some of Europe's finest young players. Perhaps most talented of all and sure to the focus of much of the attention will be Eden Hazard. The 21-year-old is expected to complete a move to Chelsea imminently for a massive £32 million and will relish the opportunity to show his future Chelsea teammates, who are likely to make up three of England's back four, just what they can expect from him next season.
D: Johnson, Cahill, Terry, Cole
M: Parker, Gerrard
Walcott, Young, Downing
D: Odoi, Kompany, Vertonghen, Vermaelen
M: Witsel, Fellaini
Mertens, Dembele, Hazard
Prediction: Rarely has a friendly carried so much importance for England and seldom have so many places in the first 11 been up for grabs on the eve of a major tournament. Facts that should mean that the home side treat the match as close to a competitive fixture as an exhibition can be. Belgium will also want to impress with several players who call the Premier League home, but the young side has yet to find a cohesion to match their talent and England should just scrape a win.
England 2-1 Belgium