England will play Iceland at Wembley after government grants visitors exemption

England will play Iceland in the Nations League next week after the government granted the visiting team an exemption from coronavirus rules. 

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.

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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