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Struggling Gudjohnsen to join Iceland

Published: Friday 31 August 2007, 11.39CET
Eidur Gudjohnsen has been named in Iceland's squad for the Group F fixtures with Spain and Northern Ireland though he may yet miss both games through injury.
by Stefán Stefánsson
from Reykjavik
 
Published: Friday 31 August 2007, 11.39CET

Struggling Gudjohnsen to join Iceland

Eidur Gudjohnsen has been named in Iceland's squad for the Group F fixtures with Spain and Northern Ireland though he may yet miss both games through injury.

Eidur Gudjohnsen has been named in Iceland's squad for the qualifiers against Spain and Northern Ireland though he may yet miss both games through injury.

Surprise call
The FC Barcelona striker has only just returned to first-team training with his club after recovering from a left knee injury but has been included in Eyjólfur Sverrisson's side for the back-to-back home games against the sides placed third and first in Group F. "Eidur Gudjohnsen has begun to train with Barcelona so it looks good," said Sverrisson. "It is not clear if he will be able to play but the second game against Northern Ireland is two weeks away so there is a chance." Ármann Björnsson and Ólafur Skúlason return to the squad while there are first appearances for Ásgeir Ásgeirsson and Sverrir Gardarsson, both of whom play for current Icelandic league leaders FH Hafnarfjördur.

Iceland squad
Goalkeepers: Árni Arason (Vålerenga IF), Dadi Lárusson (FH Hafnarfjördur).

Defenders: Hermann Hreidarsson (Portsmouth FC), Arnar Vidarsson (De Graafschap), Ívar Ingimarsson (Reading FC), Kristján Sigurdsson (SK Brann), Ármann Björnsson (SK Brann), Ragnar Sigurdsson (IFK Göteborg), Ásgeir Ásgeirsson (FH Hafnarfjördur), Sverrir Gardarsson (FH Hafnarfjördur), Grétar Steinsson (AZ Alkmaar), Hjalmar Jónsson (IFK Göteborg).

Midfielders: Brynjar Gunnarsson (Reading FC), Johannes Gudjónsson (Burnley FC), Emil Hallfredsson (Reggina Calcio), Ólafur Skúlason (Helsingborgs IF), Baldur Adalsteinsson (Valur Reykjavík), Kari Árnason (AGF Århus).

Forwards: Eidur Gudjohnsen (FC Barcelona), Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson (Vålerenga IF), Hannes Sigurdsson (Valur Rejkyavík), Veigar Páll Gunnarsson (Stabæk IL).

 
Last updated: 31/08/07 17.40CET

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