Coach of Iceland’s national team in men’s football, Lars Lagerbäck, yesterday selected his team of 22 players for the upcoming World Cup qualifying game against Slovenia in Reykjavík on June 7. The goalkeepers are the only players to be selected who play in Iceland.
Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
Two big names are missing, Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson, who plays for Tottenham in England—he received a one game ban after the last game—and Aron Jóhannesson, who is yet to decide whether he will play for Iceland or the U.S.
If Iceland wins Slovakia next week they will be at the top of their qualifying group for the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson, Breiðabliki (Iceland)
Hannes Þór Halldórsson, KR (Iceland)
Ögmundur Kristinsson, Fram (Iceland)
Birkir Már Sævarsson, Brann (Norway)
Ragnar Sigurðsson, FC Köbenhavn (Denmark)
Kári Árnason, Rotherham (UK)
Sölvi Geir Ottesen, FC Köbenhavn (Denmark)
Hjálmar Jónsson, IFK Göteborg (Sweden)
Ari Freyr Skúlason, Sundsvall (Sweden)
Hallgrímur Jónasson, Sönderjyske (Denmark)
Emil Hallfreðsson, Verona (Italy)
Aron Einar Gunnarsson, Cardiff (UK)
Helgi Valur Daníelsson, AIK (Sweden)
Rúrik Gíslason, FC Köbenhavn (Denmark)
Birkir Bjarnason, Pescara (Italy)
Ólafur Ingi Skúlason, Zulte-Waregem (Holland)
Þórarinn Ingi Valdimarsson, Sarpsborg (Norway)
Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen, Club Brugge (Belgium)
Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson, Norrköping (Sweden)
Arnór Smárason, Esbjerg (Denmark)
Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Ajax (Holland)
Alfreð Finnbogason, Heerenveen (Holland)