Iceland national team have shown their support for Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme before both teams meet at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.
— Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (@jondadi) June 17, 2018
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.
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. Nigeria will be aiming for maximum points against Iceland after suffering a 2-0 loss to Croatia in their Group D match. Iceland on their part, held Argentina to a 1-1 draw and are placed third in the group while the Super Eagles sit at the bottom of the log.