Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrímsson has hinted he will play goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldórsson against Ghana on Thursday in the pre-2018 World Cup friendly.

The Randers FC shot-stopper  was unused substitute in the 3-2 defeat to Norway at Laugardalsvellir on Saturday night.

But the 34-year-old is set to be given the nod against the four-time African Champions.

"Hannes was supposed to play this game but he's only injured, but at least he did not trust him to start, we felt silly to play him in this game. That's why," Heimir said after the Norway match.

Iceland have qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Russia and will use the game as a preparatory one for the Mundial.

Meanwhile, Ghana will see this as perfect opportunity to test some of the newcomers ahead of the AFCON qualifier against Kenya in September.

By Daraja Mutari/