FA asks government to approve Iceland match

LONDON (AFP) – The Football Association (FA) has asked the government to allow England’s UEFA Nations League match against Iceland on November 18 to be played at Wembley.

The game looked set to be held in another country, most likely Germany, as the Icelandic team are not currently allowed into the country due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

They play in Copenhagen on Sunday against Denmark – a country subject to enhanced travel restrictions due to a new strain of Covid-19.

“We have asked government to consider allowing us to play our final UEFA Nations League match at Wembley Stadium, by giving travel exemption to the Icelandic team subject to strict medical protocols,” an FA statement said.

The FA said the Icelandic players would be under strict UEFA protocols in Denmark and would be tested before travelling to England.

It said it would ensure the Icelandic team were kept in a bio-secure bubble and would receive extra testing.