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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
The post Iceland Name Burnley, Reading, Udinese Stars For Mexico, Peru Friendlies appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria.

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