England vs Iceland could take place in Albania due to government ban on Denmark arrivals


England could play Iceland in Albania with the potential venue emerging as a contingency option to ensure the Nations League game takes place next week.

The Wembley clash is due to be played on 18 November, but the contest is now at risk following the government’s ban on arrivals from Denmark

Having previously not included elite sportspeople, the current restrictions do not have this exemption.

Iceland are set to play Denmark in Copenhagen on Sunday before travelling to play Gareth Southgate’s side, though this will now contravene the updated rules.

The FA are still awaiting clarification from the UK government over whether the game can go ahead in London.

And now PA are reporting Albania as a potential neutral venue to host a fixture which could decide qualification for the next stage of the Nations League.

England and Denmark are level on seven points in Group A2, two points behind leaders Belgium.

Southgate’s side host Belgium on Sunday before heading to pointless Iceland on Wednesday, when Denmark are scheduled for a trip to Belgium.

UK residents can return from Denmark but must isolate along with all members of their household for 14 days.

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