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England vs Iceland, UEFA Nations League 2020-21, Match Preview

England hosts Iceland in the UEFA Nations League 2020-21 at Wembley Stadium for the final matchday in League A Group 2.

Match Timings: NOV 19, 1:15 AM 

Team Preview 

England and Iceland both are to find some pride in the Nations League. The Three Lions cannot qualify for the finals, and Iceland are already out of the knock-out contention. England lost their last encounter 2-0 against Belgium to find them eliminated. Gareth Southgate’s men will not make a second appearance at the finalsJack Grealish created opportunities for the Three Lions but Youri Tielemans' goal in the 10th minute and Dries Mertens’ free kick in the 24th minute knock England out of the knock-out race. 

In 5 group stage encounters, England netted just three times. Only Iceland, Sweden, and Bosnia have also struck on just three occasions. They are going to finish third in the group as they will surely get over from Iceland. Southgate’side defeated Iceland in the first-leg game 1-0, courtesy of Raheem Sterling’s injury-time strike. 

Meanwhile, Iceland's Nations League campaign has been disappointing. They lost all five games in the group stage, including the defeat against their Wednesday rivals. Erik Hamren's men conceded 13 goals and scored just three. They came close to get points twice, but late strikes broke their hearts. First, Sterling netted a late-winner for England, and then, Christian Eriksen scored a late penalty for Denmark to break Icelandic hearts. Hamren's side did slightly better compared to the 2018-19 season. 

Current Form & Possible Lineups 


Lineup: Pope; Walker, Keane, Mings; Maitland-Niles, Rice, Winks, Saka; Sancho, Foden; Kane

Nations League form: W D W L L


Lineup: Runarsson; Sampsted, Ingason, Hermansson; Saevarsson, Baldursson, Bjarnason, Johannesson, Skulason; Gudjohnsen, Sigthorsson

Nations League form: L L L L L

Key Players 


Harry Kane 

7 goals & 8 assists in Premier League 2020-21 

Bukayo Saka 

1 goal in Premier League 2020-21 



2 goals in Europa League 2020-21 


1 goal in Nations League 2020-21 


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