World Cup 2018 Group D – Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview

Group D is one of the interesting groups in World Cup 2018 as all four members are expected to fight it out for top two places. South American powerhouse Argentina are obvious favourites to qualify, but there will an interesting battle between Croatia, Nigeria and Iceland for the second spot. Here’s a little glimpse on all four sides from the group. Argentina Argentina were the losing finalists in Brazil, and they are once again among the favourites to win the cup. The South American side have a wealth of talent…

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Continuity in selection underlies Iceland’s Euro 2016 journey

For a county with a population of just 330,000 people, Iceland’s performance in reaching the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 before being beaten 5-2 by France was absolutely remarkable. Masterminding that were the team’s joint managers Heimer Hallgrimsson and Lars Lagerback, who named the same starting XI in all five of Iceland’s games at the finals. Remarkable continuity Of those XI players, seven were named among the starting XI for each of Iceland’s 10 qualification campaign games. Those players were Kari Arnason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Gyfli Sigurdsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Johann…

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France vs Iceland – Euro 2016 Quarter-Final Preview

After an unbeaten run which has taken them all the way to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016, Iceland now have the biggest game in their footballing history to look forward to as they plot to sensationally end the challenge of hosts France. Despite a superb qualifying campaign which only tailed off once a place in the finals had been secured, many expected Iceland to be among the rank outsiders for this tournament given their lack of pedigree, and the fact that it is a country with a tiny population in…

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The definitive video on Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 disaster

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England fans are still shaking after the Three Lions were eliminated from Euro 2016 by Iceland, who beat them 2-1 in the round of 16. Manager Roy Hogdson announced his resignation immediatly after the game and received loads of criticism. Now, a video has been posted on Twitter, showcasing the former England’s boss Euro 2016 disaster in just a few seconds… When you spot yourself on the big screen and want people to think you’ve got a plan… pic.twitter.com/YLX3Mf6kB0 — Danny Blood (@dannyswfc) 27 juni 2016

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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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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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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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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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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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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 F – Knockout stages a real prospect for Hungary

The first round of group matches were all well fought, but largely devoid of surprise results. Arguably the biggest exception was Hungary’s fine 2-0 win over a much fancied Austria side, who badly failed to live up to the pre-tournament hype. Not much was expected of a side that had not competed at a major finals for many years, and needed the play-offs to qualify from what on paper, was one of the weakest groups. However, they produced a very tidy performance to not only outplay their opponents, but limit…

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Euro 2016 Group F – Dark horses Austria look to lay down a marker

It is a long time since Austria last qualified for a major tournament, but all of a sudden the class of 2016 is showing signs that they might be capable of doing something special, having breezed through a qualifying group containing tricky opponents in the shape of Russia, Sweden and Montenegro. Just three points were dropped during the entire campaign, as a talented group of players announced themselves as potential dark horses. Their stars include the brilliant David Alaba, who is used to success at club level as part of…

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