Hamrén’s last game as Iceland coach
Erik Hamrén announced on Saturday that he would quit as head coach after the game tonight, which is Iceland’s last in the current Nations League season. Iceland is still without a point in the league. The two teams last met in Reykjavík this September, with England winning 1-0.
Tonight’s starting line-up is very different to the team that fought Hungary in Thursday’s make-or-break European championship qualifier and Sunday’s Nations League match against Denmark.
Aron Einar Gunnarsson, Alfreð Finnbogason, Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Ragnar Sigurðsson, and Viðar Örn Kjartansson are all out and replaced by Alfons Sampsted, Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson, Andri Fannar Baldursson, Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen, and Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson.
Kári Árnason will captain the team tonight in what he himself has said will probably be his last international match.
Erik Hamrén says he is excited to manage Iceland at Wembley tonight: “Not everybody gets the opportunity to play at Wembley, the Mecca of football. It’s everybody’s dream. It was my dream when I was a kid,” he said at yesterday’s team press conference.
The England-Iceland game starts at 19.45, with live Icelandic commentary on Rás 2 and television coverage on Stöð 2 Sport.