Iceland has implemented one of the most surprising results in the history of European football Monday, knocking out England from Euro 2016 finals. Nice Iceland beat England 2-1.
This victory is, without a doubt, was not only the most important in the country's history, but also insulted England, and also stressed the reputation of Iceland as a growing force in football.
"This is, without a doubt, the greatest achievement in Icelandic football history", said the defender Kari Arnason. We shocked the world. "We kept our composure and defended well. Everyone thought we can't, but we did it. I'm filled with joy."
England - the birthplace of the richest League in the world is in a deplorable state. A week ago, the UK voted to leave the European Union, which could not affect Euro 2016. Roy Hodgson confirmed after the game that he will not seek to extend his contract and take the team to prepare them for the world Cup in 2018.
That was perhaps the most humiliating defeat for England after the 1950 world Cup, where they beat the USA in Belo Horizonte.
And yet, for England, it all started so well. Sterling restored to the team on the left flank of the attack. Wayne Rooney stood up to take the kick and sent the ball into the corner just in the fourth minute.
34 second Ragnar Sigurdsson hit the ball from close range after Kari Arnason made a long throw into the penalty area. Shocked England players began to lose their discipline and Iceland were able to crack their defense. Iceland stood firm, reflecting every attack, when England sent the ball to their side of the field.
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