Iceland has announced their squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Coach Heimir Hallgrímsson in a press conference introduced the 23 players who will represent Iceland at the World Cup in Russia this summer.
The press conference was held in Laugardalsvöllur, the national stadium, and with this official announcement Iceland has become the first country to publicly release its squad list for the World Cup in Russia.
“This is the team that we feel will give us the best chance in Russia”, commented Coach Heimir during the press conference.
Iceland Official World Cup Squad List:
Hannes Þór Halldórsson
Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson
Ari Freyr Skúlason
Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
Birkir Már Sævarsson
Sverrir Ingi Ingason
Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
Arnór Ingvi Traustason
Ólafur Ingi Skúlason
Samúel Kári Friðjónsson
Aron Einar Gunnarsson
Alfreð Finnbogason Jón Daði Böðvarsson
Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson
Iceland Coach Heimir Hallgrímsson can replace injured player just before the commencement of the World Cup from a list of reserve or alternate players.
Iceland will play two friendly matches on home soil as part of their preparations for the World Cup. The matches will take place on the 2nd of June, first against Norway, and then on the 7th of June against African opposition in Ghana.
Iceland will play against Croatia, Argentina and Nigeria. The Icelandic team will play their first match against Argentina at the Spartak Moscow Stadium on the 16th June.
Group D Match Fixtures
Argentina v Iceland, Spartak Stadium, Moscow (1300)
Croatia v Nigeria, Kaliningrad (1900)
Argentina v Croatia, Nizhny Novgorod (1800)
Nigeria v Iceland, Volgograd (1500)
Nigeria v Argentina, St Petersburg (1800)
Iceland v Croatia, Rostov,on,Don (1800)