The three Lions of England have been eliminated from the on-going Euro 2016 by 34th placed Iceland. Nobody expected such heroic performance from England’s opponent Iceland ahead of the tie. Football fans as well as pundits were predicting a cricket scoreline win for the three Lions but it all ended in a shocking 2:1 win for Iceland
England took the lead in the fourth minute by a low drive penalty from their captain, Wayne Rooney.Iceland responded in a spectacular fashion by equalising two minutes later, with Sigurdsson shooting from the edge of the six-yard box after an Iceland long throw.
Iceland were jubilant, while the majority of England players are on the deck, shocked and embarrassed at the end of the 90 minutes.Roy Hodgson,the England Manager announced in his post-match press conference that he has resigned as England manager following the defeat!
“My contract is up after the Euros, so now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry and extremely talented group of players.
“They have been fantastic, and have done everything that has been asked of them.
“When I arrived, I was told that players didn’t turn up to play for their country, or that they’d pull out at the last minute.
“I’ve not seen any of that, these players love to play for their country, and their commitment has been unquestioned.
“Ray [Lewington] and Gary [Neville] arrived with me, and leave with me. I’d like to thank them for their dedicated support, and for the major part they’ve played in our team preparation.”