England-Iceland to go ahead at Wembley

The Wembley turf seen under the floodlights ahead of the international friendly football match between England and Republic of Ireland at Wembley stadium in north London on November 12, 2020.

The UK Government has given the green light for England's Nations League match against Iceland to be played at Wembley next week.

The venue of the Three Lions' final Nations League group match - and final fixture of 2020 - had been up in the air due to issues arising from the visitors' game in Copenhagen on Sunday.

Denmark is subject to enhanced travel restrictions due to concerns over a new strain of Covid-19, putting the Wembley encounter in jeopardy as the Football Association looked at instead hosting the game in Germany.

The PA news agency understands Albania was another option put forward by UEFA, but the FA has confirmed the national stadium in London can now host the match.

The FA said in a statement: "We are pleased to confirm that following discussions with the relevant authorities next Wednesday's UEFA Nations League fixture against Iceland will go ahead at Wembley Stadium." 

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