Iceland striker Heidar Helguson has a knee injury and will be out of action for up to three months, Icelandic newspaper Morgunbladid reported on Wednesday.
German football's biggest names, starting with Franz Beckenbauer, expressed support for Germany coach Rudi Voeller on Monday after his attack on his media critics.
Mighty Germany are coming to town for the biggest game in Iceland's soccer history but only 7,000 fans will be able to watch the Euro 2004 qualifier.
Wales and Iceland could steal the thunder from some of the world's bigger soccer nations on the first major international match night of the season on Wednesday.
Icelandic soccer is aiming to reach a new high on Wednesday by topping a group for the first time in its history with a win over the Faroe Islands in their Euro 2004 qualifier.
Iceland coaches Asgeir Sigurvinsson and Logi Olafsson have named their squad for the Euro 2004 Group Five qualifier against Germany on September 6.
Lithuania have named an 18-man squad for Wednesday's Euro 2004 qualifier against Iceland and coach Algimantas Liubinskas hopes forward Tomas Razanauskas and Porto striker Edgaras Jankauskas will be fit to play.
Bolton skipper Gudni Bergsson has pulled out of Iceland's friendly clash with Finland on Wednesday.