England will end a disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign with a dead rubber fixture against Iceland on Wednesday. Gareth Southgate's side will finish third in Group 2 regardless of the result, while Iceland have already been relegated.
Back to back defeats have not only ended England's hopes of topping the group, but mean they will finish in third place in UEFA Nations League A Group 2.
Last month, Gareth Southgate's side were beaten for the first time at Wembley in 10 games when going down 1-0 to Denmark.
On Sunday, that became successive losses as England were beaten 2-0 in Belgium. Youri Tielemans and Dries Mertens scored in the opening 24 minutes in Leuven to seal the win.
England needed a late Raheem Sterling penalty to earn a 1-0 win over Iceland in their group opener before being held to a 0-0 draw in Denmark. They then defeated Belgium 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford penalty and Mason Mount.
England Team News
England are beset with absentees, injuries and suspensions. Liverpool defenders Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips, Southampton due Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford are all injured.
Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell, Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling all picked up injuries in Belgium and are doubts.
Wolves centre-back Conor Coady left the squad due to coronavirus protocols earlier in the international break.
Chelsea right-back Reece James remains suspended after his sending off against Denmark, but Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire is back after a one-game ban.
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Dean Henderson
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Eric Dier, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, Michael Keane, Ben Chilwell, Tyrone Mings, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Bukayo Saka
Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Mason Mount, Harry Winks, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham, Jack Grealish
Forwards: Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, Tammy Abraham, Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Defeats in all five UEFA Nations League games means Iceland will be relegated to League B.
Iceland have lost to England 1-0, Belgium 5-1 and 2-1 and Denmark 3-0 and 2-1. The last of those defeats came on Sunday with Iceland conceding an injury time penalty to Denmark to go down 2-1 in Copenhagen.
Last Thursday, Iceland suffered Euro 2020 heartache as they conceded twice in the final two minutes to lose 2-1 to Hungary in the play-off final. Gylfi Sigurdsson's early goal looked to have sent Iceland to Euro 2020.
Iceland's only win in the last six games came against Romania in a European Championship play-off semi-final to set up that showdown with Hungary.
Iceland Team News
Iceland will be without suspended CSKA Moscow defender Hordur Magnusson after he picked up an injury time yellow card against Denmark.
BATE Borisov midfielder Willum Willumsson is unavailable through injury.
Goalkeepers: Hannes Þór Halldórsson, Ögmundur Kristinsson, Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson
Defenders: Ragnar Sigurðsson, Birkir Már Sævarsson, Kári Árnason, Ari Freyr Skúlason, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson, Hjörtur Hermannsson
Midfielders: Birkir Bjarnason, Aron Gunnarsson, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Arnór Ingvi Traustason, Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson, Victor Pálsson, Arnór Sigurðsson
Forwards: Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Alfreð Finnbogason, Jón Daði Böðvarsson, Viðar Örn Kjartansson, Albert Guðmundsson
England vs Iceland Head to Head
England needed a late penalty from Raheem Sterling to claim a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture. Although Birkir Bjarnason went on to miss a spot kick of his own with the last kick of the game.
Iceland eliminated England from Euro 2016 when the two nations met in France.
England vs Iceland Odds
England are short-priced favourites at 1.16 with Iceland heavy outsiders at 17.00. A draw at Wembley is priced at 6.50 at bet365
England vs Iceland Stats
- England have won 7 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
- England have won 10 of their last 11 matches at Wembley Stadium (all competitions).
- England have won to nil in 7 of their last 10 victories at Wembley (all competitions).
- England have scored 35 goals in their last 11 matches at Wembley Stadium (all competitions).
- Iceland have lost their last 9 matches (UEFA Nations League).
- Iceland have scored 3 goals in this UEFA Nations League campaign.