Iceland national team have shown their support for Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme before both teams meet at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.

Heimir Hallgrímsson’s side will take on the Super Eagles for their Group D second fixture on Friday.

The Wolves goalkeeper was diagnosed with acute leukaemia after abnormal blood tests were returned during the club’s pre-season medical testing.

Reading forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson led his teammates in paying tribute to his former teammate at Wolverhampton Wanderers and they honoured the 31-year-old with their team jersey that has his name on it.

“All of us in @footballiceland are with you @Carl_Ikeme,” he tweeted on Tuesday.

Ikeme, currently on his way to recovery, last played for the Super Eagles in their 2-1 win over Zambia in October 2016 and did not travel with the team to Russia.

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