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

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

Iceland last met Denmark in a 2016 friendly
Iceland last met Denmark in a 2016 friendly Getty Images

Iceland face Denmark in UEFA Nations League Group 2 in Reykjavik on Sunday 11 October at 20:45 CET.

Iceland vs Denmark: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

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

As they stand

• Iceland are yet to pick up a point in Group A2, Erik

Highlights: Iceland 0-1 England

Hamrén’s side following up a 1-0 home defeat by England (in which they missed a late penalty) with a 5-1 loss in Belgium.

• Denmark have just a point after two games and have yet to score in Group A2; they lost 2-0 at home to leaders Belgium in their opening fixture, then held England to a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen.

Previous meetings

• Iceland have yet to win in 20 matches against Denmark (D3 L17). Most recently, they lost 2-1 in a 2016 friendly in Herning in March 2016. The Danes have conceded just once in their six competitive victories over Iceland.

• The teams met in Iceland’s first officially-recognised FIFA game as an independent nation, Denmark winning 3-0 in Reykjavik in July 1946.

Highlghts: Denmark 0-0 England

What the coaches say

Erik Hamrén, Iceland coach: "It will be a good game and a good challenge. Denmark played on Wednesday and many players rested while we played on Thursday. Our most important game was against Romania [in the EURO play-off semi-finals], but we still want to beat Denmark. It will be difficult, but I have faith that we can do it.”

Kasper Hjulmand, Denmark coach: "We are here to make a result. It's a key match in the group. Iceland is a tough opponent, especially here. I have followed them for a decade and I have been here quite a few times. I have great respect for the results they have made in the last five to ten years. It's impressive. We are a good place ourselves and we want to take the next step in the group. We are here to win and will do everything to get a good result."

Next up

14/10: England vs Denmark
14/10: Iceland vs Belgium