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Iceland Name Burnley, Reading, Udinese Stars For Mexico, Peru Friendlies

Iceland Name Burnley, Reading, Udinese Stars For Mexico, Peru Friendlies

By Adeboye Amosu:

Iceland, who are in the same Russia 2018 World Cup group with Nigeria, have released their 29-man squad for this month’s friendly games against Mexico and Peru in the United States of America, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Heimir Hallgrimsson’s side, who will be making their debut appearance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, will face Mexico on March 23rd and then take on Peru four days later.

The only notable absentee in the list that was rolled out by Hallgrimsson on Friday, which is available on the Iceland Football Federation website, is Everton midfielder Gyfil Sigurdsson who is currently injured.

The country’s other top stars like Aron Einar Gunnarsson, who plays for English Championship outfit Bristol City, Burnley’s Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson and Emil Hallfreðsson, who plays for Udinese of Italy, are included in the list.

Iceland will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their second group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on June 22 at Volgograd Arena.

Two-time world champions Argentina and former semi-finalists Croatia are the other teams in the group.

THE FULL SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS

Hannes Þór Halldórsson

Ögmundur Kristinsson

Ingvar Jonsson

Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson

Frederik Schram

DEFENDERS

Birkir Már Sævarsson

Ragnar Sigurðsson

Kári Árnason

Ari Freyr Skúlason

Sverrir Ingi Ingason

Hörður Björgvin Magnússon

Jón Guðni Fjóluson

Hjörtur Hermannsson

Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson 1

Samúel Kári Friðjónsson

MIDFIELDERS

Aron Einar Gunnarsson

Birkir Bjarnason

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson

Emil Hallfreðsson

Rúrik Gíslason

Theodór Elmar Bjarnasson

Ólafur Ingi Skúlason

Arnór Ingvi Traustason

Sóknarmenn

ATTACKERS

Kolbeinn Sigþórsson

Jón Daði Böðvarsson

Viðar Örn Kjartansson

Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson

Kjartan Henry Finnbogason

Albert Guðmundsson

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