Brexit from Euro 2016: England 1 – 2 Iceland


Click to enlargeBrynjar Gunnarsson, AP

A few folks gathered to watch on TV back in Iceland — and celebrate

England crashed out of Euro 2016 after a shock 2-1 defeat to Iceland, and the tiny country of just 330,000 sealed a quarterfinal date with France on July 3 in Saint-Denis.

Iceland, in their first major tournament, fielded the same side for the fourth straight game, while England made six changes, including Raheem Sterling in for Adam Lallana.

Uncle Roy still in love with Harry Kane didn’t play Vardy till the 2nd half – and no plan to focus on the Leicester winner.

Hodgson’s final roll of the dice came when 18-year-old Marcus Rashford made his bow in the 86th minute for Manchester United teammate Rooney. However, the youngster could do nothing about the score line. Vardy’s late header flashed wide and England crashed out as Iceland progressed to the quarterfinals to meet France.

RTFA for play throughout the match. It was mediocrity at its traditional tournament best. Roy Hodgson resigned after the match.

Iceland played their hearts out – like a team.

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