It was a late call for our January recruit, who featured for Iceland's under-21s in their 2-1 defeat in Croatia on Friday.
"He got the call last night and now there is the small matter of playing Italy!" reported Development Coach Clive Allen. "It is fantastic for him, he had an under-21 game on Friday where they got beaten, but he played all the game.
"He is now in the full squad and it will be fabulous for him in terms of international experience and it shows that people are taking note of his progress.
"There is nothing bigger than getting the opportunity to play against one of the best teams in the world."
Emil Hallfredsson has been called up to the full Iceland squad for the friendly clash with Italy in Padova on Wednesday.