England’s Nations League fixture against Iceland is given the go-ahead after virus scare

After much toing and froing, common sense has prevailed where the England v Iceland Nations League fixture is concerned.

At present, because of the various coronavirus protocols in place, anyone from Denmark is banned from entering the United Kingdom.

That meant the fixture between the two teams was thrown into doubt, however, as Sky Sports note, the FA had lobbied the Government in order to try and get the visitors an ‘elite athlete exemption.’

Thankfully, that has now been accepted and the game will go ahead as planned.

With cases of coronavirus popping up left, right and centre at present, however, it really wouldn’t be a surprise if the tournament was called off yet again.

That rests in the hands of those who are trying their upmost to have a vaccine readily available that is safe and works well on all patients.

If one isnt available and player safety cannot be guranteed, then UEFA 2020 might just have to wait for a bit longer.

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