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

Iceland face Belgium in UEFA Nations League Group A2 – all you need to know.

Belgium's Toby Alderweireld and Iceland's Albert Gudmundsson in September
Belgium's Toby Alderweireld and Iceland's Albert Gudmundsson in September Getty Images

Iceland play Belgium in UEFA Nations League Group A2 in Reykjavik on Wednesday 14 October at 20:45 CET.

Iceland vs Belgium: 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

Highlights: Belgium 5-1 Iceland

• Sunday's 3-0 home loss to Denmark leaves Iceland four points adrift at the foot of Group 2. Coach Erik Hamrén said Aron Gunnarsson, Alfred Finnbogason, Jóhann Gudmundsson and Ragnar Sigurdsson would not feature against Belgium.

• A 2-1 defeat in England ended the Red Devils' 13-game unbeaten run (W12 D1), but Belgium remain just one point behind the Group 2 leaders.

Previous meetings

• Belgium have won all 12 of their previous meetings with Iceland, most recently beating them 5-1 in their first UEFA Nations League Group A2 encounter in September.

• Iceland at least scored; they had not done so in their previous eight competitive games against Belgium, since they lost 5-2 at home to the Red Devils in a 1957 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

What the coaches say

Highlights: Iceland 0-3 Denmark

Erik Hamrén, Iceland coach: "We have had three difficult games in the space of six days, both mentally and physically. The goal I had for these games was that as few players as possible would start all three games. Is this job harder than I expected? We have difficult opponents in the Nations League and it is very hard to get points."

Roberto Martínez, Belgium coach: "We played a very good first half [in the defeat against England], but the second half was not good enough. And so you lose the game. Although we had several good chances. It's a shame to lose."

Next up

15/11: Denmark vs Iceland
15/11: Belgium vs England