The Football Association of Iceland has confirmed they will face Ghana in a friendly match at Laugardalsvellir on Thursday, June 7th before traveling to Russia two days later.

The Ghana Football Association had hinted of  playing some friendly matches to keep the  the Black Stars in shape but could not concretise it.

The FA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara indicated over the weekend that  the federation had not reached any agreement with any country.

"As I speak to you now the FA hasn’t confirmed the friendly match yet." he said as quoted by

The FA Vice President George Afriyie had also given notice the Black Stars are poised for some friendlies but failed to name the teams, saying "we will soon communicate that to the public".

But the announcement by Icelandic Federation on Friday means barring last minute hitches the team will engage the four-times African Champions in their "last game" before going to Russia

"A team of men will play against Ghana at Laugardalsvellir on June 7th, but the game is the last game of the team in preparation for World Cup 2018 in Russia",reported the official website of  the Icelandic Federation.

Iceland become the smallest nation ever to qualify for a World Cup finals after it sealed a place in Russia with a 2-0 victory against Kosovo in the capital Reykjavik

They will meet Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup on June 22 at Volgograd Arena, Volgograd.

By Fiifi Abdul Malik/