Wales book Iceland friendly in March

Wales manager Chris Coleman
Wales manager Chris Coleman

Wales will face Iceland in a friendly international at Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday, 5 March.

Iceland lie 49th, seven places above Wales, in the world rankings and lost a play-off for a 2014 World Cup place.

Wales boss Chris Coleman said: "They will certainly provide us with a very good test for March.

"The fact that they are above us in the rankings means that it gives us a chance to rise if we can get a favourable result."

The Football Association has also held talks about the possibility of in the build-up to the tournament.

But those possible opponents notwithstanding, Coleman believes facing Iceland can help his side prepare for their next qualifying campaign, the 2016 European Championships in France.

"The game will form an important part of our preparation for the new European Championships that start in the autumn," said Coleman.

Wales and Iceland have faced each other six times, with Wales winning four, losing once and drawing once.

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