England host Iceland in the Nations League on Wednesday evening in what is essentially a dead rubber following the sides’ eliminations from the competition this week.
England needed to beat Belgium on Sunday to stand a chance of progressing from Group A2, but the Three Lions were defeated 2-0. At the same time, Iceland’s search for a win – or even a point – in the tournament remained unsuccessful when they lost 2-1 to Denmark after conceding a penalty in the final moments of the game.
England coach Gareth Southgate will at least hope to use this match to test out different options in terms of personnel and – potentially – tactics, following criticism of his cautious approach against Belgium.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
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When is it?
The group-stage match will kick off at 7.45pm BST on Wednesday evening.
The fixture will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, despite suggestions that an alternative venue would be used due to coronavirus guidelines around travel in Europe.
How can I watch it?
The game will air live on Sky Sports main event, and subscribers can also stream it live on the Sky Go app and Sky Sports website.
What is the team news?
Ben Chilwell was forced off with a back issue in the first half of England’s defeat by Belgium and is unlikely to feature here. Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson was substituted at half-time in that game and Raheem Sterling was not even on the bench, so don’t expect either to necessarily be involved against Iceland.
For Iceland, Hordur Magnusson is suspended, while Ragnar Sigurdsson, Alfred Finnbogason, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are set to be absent here as Erik Hamren takes charge of the team one last time.
England: Pope; Walker, Keane, Mings; Maitland-Niles, Rice, Winks, Saka; Sancho, Foden; Calvert-Lewin
Iceland: Runarsson; Sampsted, Ingason, Hermansson; Saevarsson, Baldursson, Bjarnason, Johannesson, Skulason; Gudjohnsen, Sigthorsson
No matter which combination of players Southgate picks, they should have too much for an Iceland side that have lost all five of their Nations League games this season with a goal difference of -10. England 2-0 Iceland.
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