Iceland finished second in League B Group 2 of the Nations League with four points from the same number of games.
Latvia and Iceland will battle it out for glory in the final of the Baltic Cup on Saturday. Both nations won their respective semifinal matches in an identical fashion after dispatching their opponents via penalty shootouts. These two sides also saw them lose a man through a red card during the end of the regulation time yet they went on to hold their nerve to claim the victory through penalties. After taking the long route to reach the final, they will be eager to get the all-important win on Saturday.
|Latvia vs Iceland||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||7:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Latvia||4 pm|
|Kickoff time in Iceland||2 pm|
However, there is very little to separate them if the recent form is taken into account. Even though Iceland have done well over the last few years, their form while entering the semifinals was inconsistent. They finished second in League B Group 2 of the Nations League with four points from the same number of games. On the other hand, Latvia topped League D Group 1 with 13 points from six games. With both teams doing well to reach the title clash, they will be eager to get the victory on Saturday in what will be their final match of the calendar year.
Both countries have failed to make it to the Qatar World Cup. Hence, the Baltic Cup is the final tournament for them in this calendar year. After this match, the respective players could very well be allowed to go on breaks. Knowing that both sets of managers are expected to name strong starting lineups and will do their best to get the win on Saturday in what will be the last match of 2022 for either team.
Latvia possible line-up: Matrevics, Stuglis, Balodis, Cernomordijs, Jurkovskis, Ikaunieks, Tobers, Emsis, Ciganiks, Krollis, Ikaunieks
Iceland possible line-up: Runarsson, Gunnlaugsson, Thorkelsson, Muminovic, Einarsson, Hafsteinsson, Bjarnason, Gunnarsson, Svanthorsson, Jonsson, Haraldsson
|Estonia||5-3 (pens) (W)|
|Lithuania||6-5 (pens) (W)|
|South Korea||1-0 (L)|
|Saudi Arabia||0-1 (L)|
|Last 5 matches (all competitions)||Results|
|Iceland draw Latvia||2-2|
|Latvia lose to Iceland||0-3|
|Iceland lose to Latvia||2-4|
|Latvia beat Iceland||4-0|
|Latvia draw Iceland||0-0|
The Baltic Cup match between Latvia and Iceland will take place at Daugava Stadium in Riga on Saturday at 7:30 pm IST.
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