Nations League: Belgium vs Iceland



Belgium host Iceland in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday night after a 2-0 away win over Denmark. Meanwhile, a penalty that was eventually missed left the most underrated team in Group A2 Iceland suffering a 0-1 defeat at the hands of England at Reykjavik.

While Martinez may choose to keep some of the players that started on Saturday, don't be surprised if there are many changes in the Belgian starting line-up with Thomas Meunier, Leander Dendoncker, Dennis Praet and Eden Hazard all in the way. Leandro Trossard, Yari Verschaeren and Jeremy Doku are all trying to start at the higher ranks. Toby Alderweireld could be on the bench due to Tottenham Hotspur's upcoming commitments. While Timothy Castagne could replace Thorgan Hazard at left-back to accommodate Meunier's return on the opposite flank. Having won out of their 10 international matches in 2019, Roberto Martinez will ask Belgium to maintain high standards for a test second leg in Denmark over the weekend. An early goal from Jason Denayer put De Rode Duivels in the right direction before Dries Mertens finished the host in Copenhagen with 14 minutes remaining. The show was very generous without the participation of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard, showing that Martinez does not necessarily require all of his stars to have a better counterattack. With seven more international matches to take place before the end of 2020, Martinez may not be afraid to use his entire squad, hoping to wipe out their heavy reliance on Romelu Lukaku.

Iceland will require at least a change of person after defender Sverrir Ingason is sent off against England. Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson could be getting a nod in his place, with Arnor Sigurdsson also on the verge of being awarded a call-up after having been brought up to speed through his matches at CSKA Moscow. Iceland made a trip to Brussels in response to the disappointment of losing to England in unfortunate circumstances on Saturday. Despite having a human advantage for most of the second half, Iceland was unable to do things against the Three Lions in an open stance, and missed the equalizer thanks to Birkir Bjarnason's confusing penalty. . Having pushed back an attacking English side until they started in the 90th minute,




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