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Iceland Suffer Relegation In UEFA Nations League A

Amuda Segun

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European minnows Iceland have suffered relegation in the UEFA Nations League A2 in the wake of their 2-1 defeat at home to Switzerland on Monday night.

Benfica striker Haris Seferovic gave the visitors the lead on 52 minutes for his 14th international goal before Borussia Moenchengladbach defender Michael Lang doubled the advantage for the Swiss team midway into the second half.

It was the third international goal for the right-back on his 29th game for his country.

Augsburg attacker Alfred Finnbongason pulled one back for the hosts with nine minutes remaining to set up a grandstand finish but Switzerland held on to claim their second victory in three UEFA Nations League games.

The defeat means that Iceland have now lost all three of their matches in the competition.

They were thrashed 6-0 by Switzerland in the reverse fixture that was the opening UEFA Nations League game in League A2 before losing 3-0 at home to group leaders Belgium in their second game.

With their third defeat in three games, Iceland have been relegated to League B.

Russia 2018 World Cup semi-finalists Belgium are in pole position to qualify for the final four ahead of Switzerland in second place.

Both teams meet in November to decide the group winner.

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