Nations League: Iceland vs Belgium



Belgium played Iceland on Wednesday night as the Reds sought a return from defeat to England over the weekend. Meanwhile, the home team practically needs to avoid losing to the world's strongest team if they still have hope to avoid relegation to Group B.

With Kevin De Bruyne having a minor injury to England, the player could be replaced with Dries Mertens and Timothy Castagne and Dedryck Boyata started two games ago, in fact they were substituted for a break. rest for this match. Youngsters Yari Verschaeren and Jeremy Doku are pushing for the main kicks after going out in the second half over the weekend. In less than a week, Belgium went through a series of 12 unsuccessful matches lasting nearly 2 years to 2 consecutive games without winning. While a draw against Ivory Coast or England won't necessarily interest Roberto Martinez, he will want to end this disappointing streak as soon as possible. Martinez may be alluding to the fact that they were unable to beat Ivory Coast due to the late penalty and their defeat to the Three Lions was due to another free kick and one shot being diverted. Now facing England by 1 point, the Reds will look to further increase their goal difference in case it becomes decisive next month.

Gylfi Sigurdsson could be on the bench after his last two matches, while veteran Ragnar Sigurdsson is also expected to be rested by Hamren. While in terms of calculation, Iceland may still be at the top of this group, but in reality the Scandinavian team is worried about relegation. Their heavy defeat against Denmark over the weekend left Iceland only third with 4 points, meaning the coach's Erik Hamren needs at least 1 win and 1 draw in their remaining matches. With the Euro 2020 playoff game against Hungary next month going all the way, Hamren and his team may not be doing their best in this one. Even if Martinez chose to make some changes to this match, we could only see one winner being Belgium. 




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