Nations League on Sky: Scotland's game against Czech Republic goes ahead after 'cancellation'

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Image: Scotland's game against the Czech Republic will be played despite confusion over the weekend

Scotland and Northern Ireland are in Nations League action on Monday, live on Sky Sports.

Czech Republic vs Scotland goes ahead despite confusion

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Highlights of the UEFA Nations League Group B2 match between Scotland and Israel

Czech Republic vs Scotland - 7.45pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm

Team news - Czech Republic: Following the Czech Republic's 3-1 away win over Slovakia on Friday night, the Czech FA declared their second group fixture against the Scots had been called off. This followed West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek and Roma striker Patrik Schick being told to self-isolate following contact with a backroom staff member who tested positive for the virus.

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Sky Sports News' Luke Shanley explains the confusion over Scotland's Nations League match against the Czech Republic on Monday

However, after UEFA insisted on Saturday that the match would ahead, the Czech FA confirmed that they will have "new players and staff members" representing the country.

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Team news - Scotland: Steve Clarke hinted in his pre-match press conference that there will be changes for Scotland as they look to build on their 1-1 draw against Israel, with a different formation also a possibility.

Player watch: New QPR signing Lyndon Dykes made an impressive international debut against Israel and could be in line for another start. Oliver Burke replaced the former Livingston striker as a substitute and has been linked with a move to Sheffield United.

Lyndon Dykes of Scotland in action during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Scotland and Israel at Hampden Park National Stadium on September 04, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. 0:46
Former Scotland international Gary Naysmith talks about Lyndon Dykes who made his debut in the Nations League draw against Israel

First win for Baraclough?

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Highlights from the UEFA Nations League Group B1 match between Romania and Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland vs Norway - 7.45pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm

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Team news - Northern Ireland: Jonny Evans is available for selection after he he missed the draw against Romania for personal reasons. Jamal Lewis, subject of a bid from Newcastle, has remained with the squad and not left the camp despite the transfer development.

However, Stuart Dallas sat out training on Sunday along with Kyle Lafferty, Josh Magennis is suspended after his red card in Bucharest while Jordan Jones and Matty Kennedy have both returned to their clubs with knocks.

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New manager Ian Baraclough will be aiming for his first victory in Belfast with Northern Ireland's last international win coming in a friendly game away to the Czech Republic in October 2019, which the visitors won 3-2.

Team news - Norway: There is an injury doubt for Norway with Sheffield United's Sander Berge doubtful with a knee injury. Crystal Palace outcast Alexander Sorloth could come into the XI as Norway look to bounce back from a disappointing 2-1 loss to Austria last time out. Martin Linnes and Markus Henriksen could also feature in the starting XI.

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Erling Haaland scored his first international goal for Norway but it wasn't enough as Austria claimed the three points in the UEFA Nations League

Player watch: Newcastle target Jamal Lewis played the full 90 minutes against Romania and could do so again on Monday. It could also be a monumental evening for captain Steven Davis, who will draw level with Pat Jennings' all-time appearances record of 119 if he plays against Norway.

There are a few familiar faces for the visitors too. Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland scored his first international goal against Austria and is likely to start again at Windsor Park. Bournemouth's Joshua King - who played 64 minutes on Friday - also has a chance to put himself in the shop window for any potential transfer this summer.

Unbeaten streaks clash in Amsterdam

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Highlights from the UEFA Nations League Group A1 match between Netherlands and Poland

Netherlands vs Italy - 7.45pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7.40pm

Team news - Netherlands: Dwight Lodeweges will be without Stefan de Vrij, who has withdrawn from the squad through injury, meaning Brighton new boy Joel Veltman should continue alongside Virgil van Dijk at centre-back.

Team news - Italy: Giorgio Chiellini will be back in Italy's starting XI after he was left on the bench by accident during Friday's draw against Bosnia and Herzegovina, with manager Roberto Mancini taking the blame for not wearing glasses. He is expected to replace Francesco Acerbi while Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is pushing for a start.

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Italy are unbeaten in their last 15 games, last losing in September 2018 to Portugal in the inaugural Nations League campaign and winning each of the European Qualifiers. Interestingly, the Netherlands' last international defeat was also against Portugal in the Nations League final in June 2019 and are unbeaten in their seven games since.

Player watch: There will be a constellation of stars between these two teams on Monday and there is plenty of Premier League interest among the Netherlands squad.

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Highlights from the UEFA Nations League Group A1 match between Italy and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Manchester United fans will be hoping to catch a longer glimpse of new signing Donny van de Beek after he came on as a substitute against Poland. Nathan Ake and Joel Veltman - having joined Manchester City and Brighton respectively during the transfer window - played the full game on Friday with Tottenham's Steven Bergwijn scoring the winner.

Other matches on Sky

All other matches will kick off at 7.45pm and are live on Sky Sports Football via the Red Button, or the Sky Sports app, unless stated:

  • Kazakhstan vs Belarus (kick-off 3pm, live on Sky Sports Football)
  • Albania vs Lithuania
  • Austria vs Romania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Poland
  • Israel vs Slovakia

How to watch Nations League on Sky Sports

You will be able to watch all 162 Nations League matches live on Sky Sports - plus the semi-finals, third-place play-off and final. Games will be shown across our main channels and via the red button.

Coming up on the final day of Nations Legue action this month, Denmark vs England and France vs Croatia are live on Sky Sports on Tuesday.

For a full rundown of Nations League fixtures and where to watch them on Sky Sports head to our fixture page.

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