England 1-0 1
Iceland 2-0 2
Depending on which side you’re on, it’s either heroism or humiliation.
Iceland, playing in their first Euro, are on to their first quarterfinals after defeating England.
England got started early, when Sterling was tripped for a penalty in the third minute. Rooney converted, and it looked like it would go as predicted.
Iceland responded with two goals in the next ten minutes, both with brilliant ball movement and calm finishing. What came next was 80 minutes of defense and organization, and England helplessly tried to break Iceland’s back line.
England goes home, wondering what could have been. They still have not won a knockout game at a major tournament since the 2006 World Cup.
Iceland are now owners of the greatest upset in soccer, and their dream run at Euro 2016 stays alive. To defeat England is heroic, but to knock off host nation France in the quarterfinals would be legendary.
That match takes place Sunday, July 3rd at 3 p.m. Eastern.
Tense Moments Late as England Push For the Tying Goal
England can’t get anything going, and Iceland have walled up defensively. Hodgson is throwing men forward, as he’ll likely lose his job if England lose here.
Sightorsson Sneaks one Past Hart to Put Iceland Ahead
It could be the biggest goal in Iceland’s history. Gylfi Sigurdsson lays it off for Sightorsson, who fires a low shot that Joe Hart palms, but can’t prevent a slow roll into goal. Incredible display from Iceland.
Iceland Equalize Within Minutes!
Just as England fans prepared to sit down, Iceland quickly respond. It starts with a long throw, and ends with a tap-in from Sigurdsson.
Raheem Sterling Draws Early Penalty for England
And Rooney puts it in! Perfect start for England. Iceland were expected to spend most of the match defending, and this will certainly force them to adjust.
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