Why Wanderers forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson was left out of the Iceland squad

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Bodvarsson has earned more than 60 caps for his country
Bodvarsson has earned more than 60 caps for his country

ICELAND boss Arnar Viðarsson has explained why Wanderers forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson was left out of the latest Iceland squad.

Viðarsson’s side have matches against Israel, who they play twice in quick succession, Albania and San Marino coming up next month.

Bodvarsson is usually a regular at international level, having earned more than 60 caps for his country.

His most recent appearance came in a 5-0 defeat against Spain back in March, managing 68 minutes.

However, the 30-year-old is one of several established players left out of the squad for Iceland's upcoming fixtures.

“Jón Daði Böðvarsson was not chosen this time and Arnar Viðarsson said it was a difficult decision to leave him out,” stated a report by mlb.is.

“He played his last game with Bolton Wanderers at the end of April and the soon-to-be national match window will start at the beginning of June, and it has been a long time since Jón Daði trained and played last.”

“Arnar Viðarsson hopes that Jón Daði will continue to do well and therefore he would obviously be a good candidate in the next window in September.”

Bodvarsson has enjoyed a successful start to life at Wanderers since joining from Millwall during the January window.

Ian Evatt opted to ease the forward into the side due to his lack of playing time during the first half of the campaign.

But Bodvarsson quickly got used to life in the North West, scoring seven goals in 21 appearances as the Whites finished ninth in League One.

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