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‘‎Tiny’ Iceland Dump England Out Of Euro 2016, As Three Lions Manager, Roy Hodgson Quits

. Action from England, Iceland match

. Action from England, Iceland match

The tiny nation of Iceland, with population of just 330,000 people, produced one of the greatest shocks in the history of the competition following a surprising 2-1 win over England at the Stade Allianz Riviera, Nice on Monday.

The Three Lions got off to a perfect start in the 4th ‎minute as Wayne Rooney scored penalty after Raheem Sterling was fouled inside box, Ragnar Sigurdsson equalized just two minutes later for Iceland; Kolbeinn Sigthorsson fired Iceland into lead after Joe Hart error 19 minutes into the match.

After the victory on Monday, Iceland will now face hosts France in the last quarter-final game on Sunday for a place in the last four of the competition. In a twist reaction to the shocking exit in the hands of minnows Iceland, England Manager, Roy Hodgson decided to call it quit with the team following the embarrassing defeat.

Hodgson, 68, has been in charge for the last four years since replacing Italian Fabio Capello winning just 3 of 11 tournament games as manager. Speaking after the shock result, Roy Hodgson said: “I’m sorry it will have to end this way but these things happen.”
“I hope you will still be able to see an England ‎team in a final of a major tournament soon,” Hodgson also confirmed that his assistants Ray Lewington and Gary Neville would also be leaving their posts. This is happening less than 24 hours after Argentina captain, Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football following their back-to-back Copa America final defeat in the hands of Chile.




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