Steve McClaren provided one of the greatest moments in televison history

England were eliminated from Euro 2016 with a 2-1 defeat to Iceland. Former boss Steve McLaren was covering the game for Sky Sports and provided one of the greatest moments on television history. He was hailing the Three Lions’ performance and discussing the potential danger of Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, when the latter one scored Iceland’s second goal of the match. Steve McLaren with one of the greatest moments in televison history… #ENGICEpic.twitter.com/I3dLdRxK98 — BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) 27 juni 2016

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Will Grigg returns to Northern Ireland as a hero, despite not playing a single minute at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland stunned the football world by reaching the round of 16 at Euro 2016, where they were beaten 1-0 by Wales. Striker Will Grigg didn’t play a single minute in France but returned as a hero due to a certain fan chant about him. Will Grigg returns to Northern Ireland a hero, despite not playing a single minute at #EURO2016https://t.co/qPWk4VhpN1 — BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) 28 juni 2016

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Roy Hodgson got slammed on Twitter after Euro 2016 Brexit

After England’s 2-1 loss to Iceland and elimination from Euro 2016, manager Roy Hodgson resigned from his position. Not surprisingly, Twitter slammed the 68-year-old very hard… Did you know… pic.twitter.com/FBqQ8oWhXd — Ultra Football Facts (@UltraFootyFacts) 27 juni 2016 To make matters even worse. Roy Hodgson is the highest paid manager in #Euro2016. pic.twitter.com/3YuB2Hhpbx — Calcio Direct | #ITA (@CalcioDirect) June 27, 2016 I’m guessing Roy Hodgson spent the second half writing that statement instead of making the third substitution — James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) June 27, 2016 Nah, Roy Hodgson can’t…

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Euro 2016 Hazard lies in wait for Wales

Belgium’s golden generation produced an extremely polished performance to beat Hungary 4-0 and breeze into the quarter finals of Euro 2016, where they will play Wales. Inspired by the brilliance of Eden Hazard who set-up one goal and scored another in the space of two second half minutes, Belgium delivered their most impressive display of the tournament, despite being wasteful in front of goal. After Toby Alderweireld headed Belgium ahead from Kevin De Bruyne’s free kick, the game swung from end-to-end and remained evenly poised until the 78th minute when…

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Iceland commentator and players perform amazing acts, squad selection secret revealed

When Iceland beat Austria with a late winning goal, commentator Guomundur Benediktsson went crazy. You can guess what he did when Iceland went up 2-1 against England… Den isländske kommentatorn är tillbaka. Lyssna på den hysteriska glädjen vid 2-1 till Island <3 pic.twitter.com/Qv6anSvhyv — Ehsanur Fadakarur (@ehsanfadakar) 27 juni 2016 Meanwhile, the Icelandic players performed an amazing act with their fans: #EURO2016 One for the ages. #isl#Icelandpic.twitter.com/SWzKfy0FJk — Daniele Labanti™ (@DL_corriere) 27 juni 2016 And have you ever wondered how Iceland put together their squad? Here’s the answer: How Iceland…

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The reaction by these England fans to the Iceland disaster is priceless

On Monday, England were eliminated from Euro 2016 by Iceland. The Three Lions scored the opening goal after just four minutes with a Wayne Rooney penalty kick, but conceded twice in just ten minutes to never come level again. These England fans went crazy when Rooney scored, but their reactions after that were less enjoyable. England’s 1-0: #Rooney! Incredible reaction from fans in Nice pic.twitter.com/VXrUePTtI7 — Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) 27 juni 2016 Iceland’s 1-1:  And moments later…. pic.twitter.com/shpyyNUolX — Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) 27 juni 2016 Iceland’s 2-1: Iceland take the…

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Steadily improving Euro 2016 hosts progress to quarter finals

Hosts France advanced to the quarter finals of Euro 2016 after recovering from the loss of an early goal to beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon. Inside two minutes Ireland took the lead through Robbie Brady’s penalty, which was awarded after Paul Pogba bundled over Shane Long in the box. Shaken by their inauspicious start, the French struggled to establish a foothold in the game and despite having chances to equalise in the first 45 minutes, could have fallen further behind before half time…

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Euro 2016 – England look to end Iceland’s famous run

There were several teams during the group stage of Euro 2016 that caused a surprise by being much more competitive than anticipated, and of those, Iceland will surely rank among the highest. Written off by many a pundit in the lead up to the tournament, they went through with an unbeaten record and will now feel that they belong at this level. The dramatic win against Austria on Wednesday will go down as a definitive moment in their footballing history, and it ensured that they would face England in the…

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Italy and Spain to resume Euro Championship rivalry in last 16

For a third successive European Championships, Italy and Spain will play one another, in a repeat of the Euro 2012 final. La Roja convincingly won that encounter 4-0, to seal a second straight European Championship title, after completely outplaying the Azzuri, who will be keen to exact revenge when the two teams face one another in the second round of Euro 2016 at the Stade de France. In addition to meeting in the final of Euro 2012, which was jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine, Italy and Spain played one…

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Euro 2016 – Revenge on Irish minds as they take on France

Coming into the final round of group matches, it looked an extremely tough ask for the Republic of Ireland to beat Italy and qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016, particularly on the evidence of their previous outing against Belgium. However, a terrific display and a late headed goal from Robbie Brady saw them do just that, securing a berth as one of the four best third-placed teams. It sets up a rather enticing encounter with hosts France, which immediately evokes memories of the two-legged play-off these sides contested…

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Euro 2016 – Croatia favourites to topple Ronaldo and Portugal

Although not exactly full of goals, the group stage of Euro 2016 provided its fair share of entertainment and did not produce any of the heavy winning margins that many would have expected. All of the heavyweights made it through whether in convincing or inauspicious fashion, but there were some surprises as some of the competitions least fancied nations advanced to the last 16. The knockout drama begins on Saturday, where the standout fixture comes in the evening as a very impressive Croatia side come up against Portugal, who laboured…

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Arsenal duo feature among 10 most stylish footballers at Euros

The entire football world is currently by the ongoing Euro Cup in France at the moment. The best footballing talent from Europe is on display for the football die-hards, but the following list has nothing to do with the footballing talents of players participating in the tournament. Famous fashion magazine Vogue has recently released their list of top 10 stylish footballers playing at Euro 2016 in France. Serie A champions Juventus have two players on the list, while no other team has more than one. When it comes to the Premier League, Arsenal and Liverpool each…

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O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland invoke memories of fairytale in New York with historic win

With just five minutes of normal time to play in their game against Italy at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, the Republic of Ireland were on the verge of being eliminated from Euro 2016. Despite producing a far improved performance, particularly in terms of attacking play, than they did during their first two games of the tournament – when Wes Hoolahan’s goal against Sweden was their only shot on target – the Republic of Ireland were unable to find a route through a stubborn Italian defence. That was however until…

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Euro 2016 players with experience at the UEFA Under-21 European Championships

Whilst the European Championships are staged every four years, taking place every second year is the Under-21 version of the tournament which many of those players among the Euro 2016 squads have experience of being involved in. The under-21 European Championship in it’s current form has existed since 1978, with the earliest appearances in the tournament by Euro 2016 players being made by Bruno Alves and Petr Cech in 2002. Since then, seven more under-21 European Championships have been held with a whole host of Euro 2016 players being called…

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The scenes after Ireland’s winning goal against Italy were crazy

Robbie Brady scored a late header against Italy to put Ireland through to the round of 16 at Euro 2016. The Boys in Green needed a win to qualify, which meant their fans wents crazy when the 1-0 was scored. WOW: The scenes in Dublin as #IRL take the lead vs #ITA (via @Copa90). pic.twitter.com/rUQvlQDL9f — BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) 22 juni 2016 Video: #Irl fans celebrate dramatic #Euro2016 victory against #Ita https://t.co/RdIjWo3l6dhttps://t.co/o4RCCmDY0S — Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) 23 juni 2016 “I can’t even speak I’m so excited!” @morrisonclinton can barely contain…

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England drop spot in bookmakers’ Euro 2016 rankings

England survived Group B at Euro 2016 and are through to the round of 16 in France, where they will face Iceland on Monday June 27 in the Allianz Riviera in Nice. The Three Lions surprisingly finished second behind Wales and that has had some consequences with the bookmakers. Website oddschecker.com keeps track of the Euro 2016 bets of 27 bookmakers, among them Unibet, Bwin, Betway, Bet365 and Paddypower. France still lead the way with a four to one chance to win the competition on their home soil. That’s lower than…

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Commentator’s crazy yelling during Iceland’s winning goal goes viral

On Wednesday, Iceland beat Austria 2-1 during their last group stage game at Euro 2016. Therefore, Iceland finished second in Group F and will be facing England next. Arnor Ingvi Traustason scored the winning goal in the 94th minute of play, with commentator Guomundur Benediktsson celebrating it like a mad man: Sono seriamente preoccupato per il telecronista islandese 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/H5UFxstjdh — Daniele Mari (@danmari83) 22 juni 2016 Guðmundur Benediktsson. Ihr wisst schon, wer… #ISL pic.twitter.com/YbBG0jPWlJ — FUMS (@fums_magazin) 23 juni 2016

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Most England fans are happy about their Euro 2016 opponents

As the games on the final match day of Group F entered into the final stages, it looked like England would be facing Portugal in the round of 16 at the Euros. However, Iceland scored a last-minute winner in their 2-1 win over Austria to claim the second spot in the group. Meanwhile, Portugal finished the group in the third spot. As a result, Iceland will now be facing the Three Lions at Nice on June 27. Some of the England fans are happy with their new opponents, some not so much.…

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Fans of Ireland and Northern Ireland prove why they are the best in the world [Video’s]

Ireland have been able to win only one point so far at Euro 2016, drawing 1-1 against Sweden and losing 3-0 to Belgium. However, the Irish fans have been amazing all tournament long and provided another highlight when they celebrated a fan wearing a horse mask kicking a ball through an open window. Video: Irish man wearing horse mask scores goal through open window in Lille and the fans go crazy #irl #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/x2Y4ZIYdn5 — Catherine Wylie (@wyliecatherine) 21 juni 2016 Meanwhile, Northern Ireland are through to the last sixteen…

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Bale joins elite European Championship goal scoring group

By scoring in Wales’ 3-0 win over Slovakia, Gareth Bale became only the seventh player to score in every group stage game at a European Championship finals. Group stages have not always been a feature of the competition however, with it changing format several times during its 56-year history. Summary of European Championship Format Staged every four years since 1960, and formerly called the European Cup of Nations until 1968 when it changed name, the European Championships is one of the most prestigious tournaments in world football. The first five…

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Ignominious Euro 2016 exit for Russia

After being soundly beaten 3-0 by Wales, a dishevelled Russia became the third team to be eliminated from Euro 2016, joining their eastern neighbours Ukraine and Romania in exiting the competition at the group stage. Devoid of desire, determination and passion, Russia were completely outclassed and out fought by a hugely impressive Welsh side, who deservedly qualified for the last 16. Whilst Wales immediately settled into the game by playing with composure, control and poise, Russia were lethargic and seemingly overawed by the intensity of the occasion. To compound the…

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Euro 2016 Group F – Frustrated Portugal face crucial Hungary clash

Of the 24 teams taking part at Euro 2016, Portugal must be the most frustrated of all. Countless attempts at goal, and overwhelming dominance in terms of possession and territory has only yielded two points from as many matches. They are now faced with the prospect of having to win against Hungary in order to make sure of qualification for the last 16. Saturday evening was a rare one to forget for Cristiano Ronaldo, who struck the post with a second half penalty and shortly afterwards saw a goal ruled…

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Euro 2016 Group D – Can Czechs secure unlikely progress?

Among the most memorable games of Euro 2008 was the meeting between the Czech Republic and Turkey in the final round of group matches. The Czechs only needed a point to secure a place in the next round and appeared to be cruising at 2-0 up with only minutes to go, only for an incredible three-goal comeback from Turkey to send them home feeling shell-shocked. This time around the Turkish hopes are looking exceedingly grim after two defeats, the last of which coming in rather punishing fashion against holders Spain…

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Euro 2016 Group C – Northern Ireland in with a shout after fine win

There was a palpable sense of disappointment emanating from the Northern Ireland camp following defeat to Poland in their opening match of Euro 2016, with regrets aplenty over their lack of any kind of goal threat. The following outing against Ukraine became absolutely crucial. Manager Michael O’Neill responded in bold fashion by making five changes including the decision to drop leading striker Kyle Lafferty, and that move could not have paid off any better as a deserved 2-0 victory gave them a fighting chance of qualifying for the last 16.…

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Spanish squad in a state of serenity

As title defences go, Spain’s effort to retain the World Cup in 2014 was virtually as disastrous as it could have been. After losing their opening game in Brazil 5-1 to the Netherlands, Vicente Del Bosque’s side were the first team to be eliminated from the tournament following a 2-0 defeat by Chile in their second match. Subsequently, Spain’s acrimonious and early exit from the World Cup inspired Del Bosque to begin to make some subtle changes to his team, some of which were enforced. New generation The retirements from…

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