Belgium vs Iceland Nations League preview: where to watch, team news

Belgium face Iceland in UEFA Nations League Group 2 – all you need to know.

Belgium's Eden Hazard and Belgium's Thorgan Hazard pictured during a training session of Belgian national soccer team the Red Devils, Monday 07 September 2020 in Tubize. The team is playing for the Nations League international competition against Island tomorrow in Brussels. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)
Belgium's Eden Hazard and Belgium's Thorgan Hazard pictured during a training session of Belgian national soccer team the Red Devils, Monday 07 September 2020 in Tubize. The team is playing for the Nations League international competition against Island tomorrow in Brussels. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images) BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images

Belgium face Iceland in UEFA Nations League Group 2 in Brussels on Tuesday 8 September at 20:45 CET.

Belgium vs Iceland: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here


Results so far

05/09Denmark 0-2 Belgium
05/09Iceland 0-1 England

Highlights: Denmark 0-2 Belgium
Highlights: Denmark 0-2 Belgium

Squads

Belgium
Goalkeepers: Casteels (Wolfsburg), Mignolet (Club Brugge), Van Crombrugge (Anderlecht)
Defenders: Alderweireld (Tottenham), Castagne (Atalanta), Denayer (Lyon), Dendoncker (Wolves), Mechele (Club Brugge), Meunier (Dortmund), Vertonghen (Benfica)
Midfielders: De Bruyne (Manchester City), T Hazard (Dortmund), Praet (Leicester), Tielemans (Leicester), Vanaken (Club Brugge), Witsel (Dortmund)
Forwards: Batshuayi (Chelsea), Dimata (Anderlecht), Doku (Anderlecht), E Hazard (Real Madrid), Mertens (Napoli), Trossard (Brighton), Verschaeren (Anderlecht)

Highlights: Iceland 0-1 England
Highlights: Iceland 0-1 England

Iceland
Goalkeepers: Gunnarsson (Brentford), Halldórsson (Valur), Kristinsson (Olympiacos), Rúnarsson (Dijon)
Defenders: Árnason (Víkingur), Eyjólfsson (Levski Sofia), Fjóluson (unattached), Hermannsson (Brøndby), Magnússon (CSKA Moskva), Sampsted (Bodø/Glimt), Skúlason (Oostende)
Midfielders: Anderson (Midtjylland), Baldursson (Bologna), Bjarnason (Brescia), Friðjónsson (Paderborn), Hallfreðsson (unattached), Pálsson (Darmstadt), Þorsteinsson (AGF), A Sigurðsson (CSKA Moskva), Traustason (Malmö)
Forwards: Sigþórsson (AIK), Böðvarsson (Millwall), Guðmundsson (AZ), Friðjónsson (Aalesunds)

Previous meetings

2020/21 Nations League: new format explained
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• Belgium have won all 11 of their previous meetings with Iceland, most recently beating them 3-0 away and 2-0 at home in the 2018/19 UEFA Nations League.

• Iceland have not scored in their last eight competitive games against Belgium, since they lost 5-2 at home against the Red Devils in a World Cup qualifier in 1957.

What the coaches say

Roberto Martínez, Belgium coach: "It was a difficult start to the game for us [in Saturday's 2-0 win in Denmark], but my team’s reaction in the second half was very good. With Iceland, I expect a similar performance [to Saturday against England]; I was surprised by the organisation and defensive timing of their set-up. They defend very well and we will have to break this organisation to make a difference."

Erik Hamrén, Iceland coach: "It's No1 in the world against No39, so everyone expects a Belgian victory. That was also the case in the previous edition of the Nations League two years ago. I didn't think we were playing too poorly back then, but we lost twice. We must play as a team, handle the one-on-one situations and offer something going forwards. Being realistic, our best chance of a goal is on the counterattack."

Next up

11/10 England vs Belgium
11/10 Iceland vs Denmark

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