Ivar To Face Italy - But Adie Stays At Home

Last updated : 11 August 2004 By Rob Cooper
Ivar Ingimarsson will be given the unenviable task of bringing Italy's fantastic forward line that contains the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti and Christian Vieri to a halt in two weeks time having been called into Iceland's squad for their forthcoming friendly against Italy.

But fellow centre-back Adie Williams will be training in Reading as he has not been included in Mark Hughes' Wales squad for the friendly with Latvia.

Highly-rated Wales manager Hughes clearly believes that thirteen cap defender Adie Williams, who turns 33 next Monday, is no longer up to playing international football.

Perhaps Hughes is correct as Williams has not looked his usual competent self so far this season.

The ageing Reading captain struggled to get to grips with Marlon Harewood last night, and also troubled to stop Seagulls forward Maheta Molango at the weekend.

Meanwhile, reserve goalkeeper Jamie Young has been called up to an England under 20s training squad.

The young shotstopper, who made his first team debut last season, will link up with the squad this Saturday and train with them until Tuesday. They have not got a game scheduled.