Iceland – Belgium
Iceland hosts Belgium at the Laugardalsvöllur in a match from Group 2 of League A of the UEFA Nations Cup. Let’s take a look at this game in the city of Reykjavik.
Iceland started their participation in the Nations Cup in the worst way possible – with a devastating 0-6 loss during the visit to Switzerland. Nobody really expected such a heavy loss for the Vikings, who were humilated by the Swiss team in St. Gallen. Just three months after their first participation at the World Cup, the Icelandic players showed an enormous dip in their form. Can they bounce back now against another very strong side? Well, it won’t be easy for them against Belgium.
The loss against Switzerland was Iceland’s first game after their World Cup campaign. In contrast to their performance at the Euro 2016, Iceland didn’t manage to pass the group stage of the World Cup, winning just one point in Russia.
For Belgium this is going to be a first match at the Nations Cup. The Red Devils had a very successful World Cup campaign, reaching the 1/2-finals in Russia. Few days ago they played their first match since the end of the World Cup, humilating Scotland with 4-0 in a friendly match. Even without the injured Kevin De Bruyne, Roberto Martinez’ team showed some great level. Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi scored the goals at Hampden Park, proving that the Belgian team remains very strong after the World Cup.
In Russia Belgium played for the title, but the Red Devils were stopped by the future champion France at the 1/2-finals.
This is our quick look at the Nations Cup clash between Iceland and Belgium in the capital Reykjavik. Iceland have a lot to prove after their 0-6 loss against Switzerland, but for them it’s going to be very hard against Belgium.