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

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

Iceland celebrate beating England in Nice
Iceland celebrate beating England in Nice Icon Sport via Getty Images

Iceland face England in UEFA Nations League Group 2 in Reykjavik on Saturday 5 September at 18:00 CET.

Iceland vs England: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

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

Squads

EURO 2016 highlights: England 1-2 Iceland
EURO 2016 highlights: England 1-2 Iceland

Iceland
Goalkeepers: Gunnarsson (Brentford), Halldórsson (Valur), Kristinsson (Olympiacos), Rúnarsson (Dijon)
Defenders: Árnason (Víkingur), Eyjólfsson (Levski Sofia), Fjóluson (unattached), Hermannsson (Brøndby), Ingason (PAOK), 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)

England
Goalkeepers: Henderson (Man. United), Pickford (Everton), Pope (Burnley)
Defenders: Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Dier (Tottenham), Gomez (Liverpool), Keane (Everton), Mings (Aston Villa), Trippier (Atlético), Walker (Man. City), Coady (Wolves)
Midfielders: Foden (Man. City), Mount (Chelsea), Phillips (Leeds), Rice (West Ham), Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Grealish (Aston Villa)
Forwards
: Abraham (Chelsea), Greenwood (Man. United), Ings (Southampton), Kane (Tottenham), Sancho (Dortmund), Sterling (Man. City)

Previous meetings

• Iceland’s record in three meetings with England is W1 D1 L1; sides drew 1-1 in England’s only previous game in Reykjavik – June 1982 friendly.

• Iceland eliminated England in UEFA EURO 2016 round of 16, winning 2-1 in Nice.

What the coaches say

2020/21 Nations League: new format explained
2020/21 Nations League: new format explained

Erik Hamrén, Iceland coach: "I do not know if it is possible to top the game in 2016. It came as a surprise to many in the world. If we do something similar, it will also be unexpected. Realistically, England should win if we look at their recent results and their team. However, in football, not everything is realistic."

Gareth Southgate, England manager: "You are always questioning with those young players when is the right time to move them up, we felt now is a good time. We are a year away from a European Championship and let's see if they can start to break into that team, that squad. It gives us great competition for places, they are realistic challengers."

Next up

Denmark vs England – 8 September
Belgium v Iceland
– 8 September