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Blimey, you've joined us, you are suckers for punishment. England are
out of Euro 2016 after losing to Iceland and Roy Hodgson has
resigned. A traumatic night for English football, the inquest has
begun and these three have plenty to say. First, here is the action from
Nice. COMMENTATOR: One group of players freighted in Iceland watched
every group. Roy Hodgson has reverted to an England side that
started the tournament and played so well for so long against Russia. The
differences Daniel Sturridge replaces Adam Lallana. Kyle Walker,
Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Captain Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane comeback in,
plus Raheem Sterling, in football and finance Sterling has to perform
better. Continuity is key for Iceland. They have fielded the same
team as in all their games so far. Gylfi Sigurdsson is the best-known
and the only one from the English Premier League. Gudmundsson's
Charlton were relegated from the championship. England expects and
showed against a nation at its first competition, punching well above its
weight and with a population equivalent to roughly Leicester.
Maybe that is one good reason for England not to be complacent against
the arctic Foxes. Storage, through to Sterling, what a
ball. Sterling, was he brought down by Halldorsson? The referee says, he
is. Sterling won the race. A great ball from Daniel Sturridge. Just
gets a foot on it and the keeper clatters into him. It is of course
the captain, Wayne Rooney. WHISTLE
And Rooney scores! Perfectly placed into the corner, it is the perfect
start from the players with the Three Lions on their chest. Wayne
Rooney stepping up, using all that experience, makes that look so easy.
You could feel the pressure he was under.
Wayne Rooney has a perfect record on in game penalties for his country,
that is now seven out of seven. England need to keep it tight, it
will force Iceland come out and attack England. Gunnarson, expect a
long throw in to be launched into the box.
That is exactly what's going to happen. And it's helped across goal.
Throw in, flick on, goal for Ragnar Sigurdsson!
What a response from the underdog this. Awful England defending. Easy
as one, two, three. Look at this, catapulted it in, a flick on, nobody
going with a runner. It's not as if they haven't seen them do this
already in the tournament. A great, cultured finish from the
centre-half. And for England it threatens to be quite a long 90
minutes when they can't hold a lead for 90 seconds. And so the game
begins again. Walker, two against three, Walker
finds another option. The ball bounces pack of Skulason.
Rooney. That was a test for the keeper. A chance now for Alli to hit
it and didn't he just. He sits out of this one at the edge of the box
and hits this one sweetly. Look at that the technique and confidence.
Gunnarson, sees Saevarsson moving forward. Here is Gunnarson. It was
left by Dier, come to Sigurdsson. Iceland have turned it round to
lead! There is disbelief right around the
ground from the England fans, and Iceland supporters. Great play here,
far too much space, look at this. You have to get tight to him. Cahill
can't get there. Just placed it, but Joe Hart should save that. Needs a
stronger hand. Just can't keep it out. England one, Iceland two.
Sterling, that was clever movement. Kane. Alli and Sturridge over. Over
to Sturridge. Can you find Raheem Sterling? Others are there to help
now. Sturridge in, Harry Kane! Saved by Halldorsson. Better, better,
better. Definitely better. Sturridge shaped himself nicely. Good save
from the keeper. Skulason down the side, just pop it
in like a server. They keep the ball very well. Gunnarson. No direction
on that one. A coming together between Rooney and Saevarsson.
Almost crept inside rather than outside the post. Skulason. Joe Hart
would have seen that so late. Kane had to keep it, Alli had
strayed offside. Rose, being held and pulled by Gylfi Sigurdsson. Rose
wanted to take it quickly, Sigurdsson stopped him and he gets
the first yellow card of the match. Rose did well, trying to play as
quick as he can. He fouled him, Rose is up on his feet quickly. Wants to
keep the momentum. In from Kane, Smalling! He couldn't
direct it, he won it. Again, another teasing ball in. Smalling can get up
but he can't get the direction. Walker. Backs himself to beat
Bjarnason. Rooney! Off the knee and into the ground. Frustration rises.
It is, painful, really painful right now.
The fans break-out into Don't Take Me Home. The players have to get to
work. The referee didn't like that challenge there and the card is
coming out of the pocket for the Liverpool man. He picked his pocket
that, he had to foul his opponent. Smalling miscued it. Iceland's
corner. Sigthorsson, awkward, a big customer. You just have to take that
ball at its highest point. You shouldn't be holding, just go and
win the ball. Iceland's first corner. Bjarnason. His team-mate got
in his way but it's not away yet. It hit Hart. The overhead hook was
going in and it struck England's goalkeeper. It is another massive
let off. Absolutely nobody picking up... Look at this for an overhead.
Fantastic effort there from the centre-half again.
Walker. Sturridge. Just enough on that from Skulason.
Sturridge. Alli! Always underneath it.
It's a good ball in, just leaning back.
Kane to Alli, Alli caught late. There is a yellow card for the
Iceland captain. Harry Kane on the free kick again, which won't please
some. Kane wide, this time. It was never
anywhere near on target. A tired looking Roy Hodgson. It certainly
is. Don't be looking at the watch yet. Vardy, first chance he's had.
Looked good tackle from Ragnar Sigurdsson. Outstanding tackle.
Vardy, we know about his pace, he has to get this exactly right. You
will just be tackle. -- beautifully timed tackle.
This is embarrassing for England now. Gunnarson,. Stunning to see a
team playing with such confidence, way above themselves. They are
getting so close to another piece of history, Iceland.
Good touch by the other Bjarnason. Gunnarson, Gunnarson steps inside
Wilshere. The save from Hart. It could have been a goal. Look at his
run from deep, determination, he has the power to shrug off Wilshere.
Gets his shot. Joe Hart comes to the rescue. It's happening for Iceland.
Hart stays back. Didn't have to make the save, but on another day that
might have been creeping in. Wayne Rooney, the captain of his country,
is making way for 18-year-old Marcus Rashford.
Rashford, Rose got in his way. Rose was fouled.
That's gone in the wind. Dear oh dear. England have nearly gone.
That's just unbelievable. Gudmundsson, still has the energy to
run with it. Rashford. Rashford goes on, but a drop of the shoulder and
it comes off Saevarsson. Someone in an England shirt showing something.
Why wasn't he on the pitch earlier? A great run from the young man. He
will take the corner. It wasn't a good one, it is a goal kicks
Iceland, who are nearly there. His run here, Rashford, just that little
bit of cunning nests in his play. The great tackle, in the end, to
deny him. That is it, time up for England and may be Roy Hodgson,
unless they can create one last. Alli. Sturridge. Sturridge's cross
to stop he is missed. Vardy got a flicked on it, corner is the shout
and corner is the call. The last chance. The ball into the box, what
about that for a bit of defending? Joe Hart is up. Harry Kane's corner.
Hart didn't get to it. It has gone behind. England are out of the
European Championship. And England's embarrassment is Iceland's ecstasy.
This is surely as Baz as it has ever been for England -- that. Maybe
worse than losing to the USA in 1950, and Norway in 1981 and that
commentary. Roy Hodgson, Wayne Rooney and the boys took a hell of a
beating. And after last week, they will be loving it right around
Europe. England out of Europe, it is a theme! Well done, Iceland. They go
on to Paris. They will play France. They deserve everything of the
success they are enjoying. England out. England embarrassed. England
won, Iceland two. Yes, England humiliated and out.
After the final whistle, Roy Hodgson delivered this final statement to
the press. We are in the results business. My
contract was always up after the Euros. So now is the time. One else
to oversee the progress of this young, extremely talented group of
players. They have been fantastic and they have done everything that
has been asked of them. When I arrived, I was told that players did
not turn up to play for their country or that they would pull out
at the last minute, but I have not seen any of that. These players love
to play for their country and their commitment has been on questionable.
I have been asked to speak on their behalf. They arrived with me as part
of my coaching team and they will leave with me. I am sorry it has had
to end this weight with another exit from the tournament. These things
happen and all I can do is wish everybody the very best and hope
that you will still be able to see an England team in the final of a
major tournament fairly soon. We have been unable to do that. Thank
you very much. There can be no excuses, England
were beaten by the better team tonight? The result cannot lie. We
had 95 minutes to put right. We had to take some responsibility and
myself personally, I will take responsibility, I should be saving
at least two goals in this tournament. It alters in a bad
situation and we were not to recover. Some of the best players in
the Premier League on show, why can you not gel, why do not want it as
much if that is the difference? What you just said is not the case. It is
not a question of wanting it, there is nothing more than wanting to do
well in this tournament. They are just words and I have said before
the tournament, they are just words. We have been in a good place in a
lot of tournaments, but we have not ultimately done it. We will get a
lot of criticism and we deserve it. It is about growing as players, a
lot of young players and people who will learn from this and hopefully
quick and try and bring English football back to where it belongs.
But right now, we put it as a low point and we will have to take that.
Is this your lowest moment in an England shirt? Obviously, the night,
it is. I think you cannot compare it with all the -- with other
tournaments, it is always disappointing when you go to a
tournament but we are all gutted. With help we let a chance that. We
believe we had won the game -- we believed we lacked a chance slip.
With hindsight, was it a mistake to rest so many players against the
packet? No, I do not think so. Going into the last 16, we were confident
we could win that game. -- against Slovakia. The night, it has cost us
in not getting the chances and not creating so many clear-cut chances
to get back in the game. But we fought and we tried. It is
disappointing, but we have to move on. We are a good team, we know
that, and we have to move on and look forward.
I cannot say it is as a prize, I always said to the players that is
the loss of the is if you do a good team performance, even if you are an
underdog, you can always when fashion that is my the loss of life.
Even we created some cleaner goal-scoring chances than England's
did even if they had a lot of possession. We have a game plan, we
believe in the things we do. I think it is the belief and the power we
have. Together as a team. It is the greatest moment of my football
career. And he was one of the stars and
congratulations to Iceland. Where do we start with England in this
tobacco? Well, that was the worst performance I have ever seen from an
England team, ever, from start to finish. We were outfought and out
thought. We were out battled. And we were totally hopeless for 90
minutes. And I said after the three group games, I did not think England
was good enough. I argued with you and Danny and Stephen, I did not see
enough in those performances. It looked as though Roy was making it
up as he went along, he did not have a system. Tactically inept? Yes,
players in the squad who did not deserve it. How can you pick Jack
Wilshire? He has not played 90 minutes over a year? 140 minutes
this season, how is he fit enough to represent England? He brought him on
at half-time to save the game. After taking him off after 50 minutes the
other day because he was not good enough. He has put his neck on the
line for James Sterling who has not performed and played for his team.
Harry Kane on corners in the first game -- Raheem Sterling. From start
to finish, it has been hopeless. Rio, what you think has gone wrong?
You look at these players, some very good players. We see them every
week. They play against footballers that on paper and the clubs they are
at, they should not compare. How can it go this drastically wrong? I
agree with everything all in just said. Embarrassing, to be honest. If
you get into a tournament and you do not know your best team and
formation, you will run into trouble. It was proven in all the
games we played, we just get past with 90 seconds to go. On paper, we
should have put outside is easily. One of the biggest problems other
than not knowing your best team and shape, when we got into wide areas,
with full-backs especially, we had no real idea. There was no real loss
of the ad idea of where to run. There was no, Harry Kane is in the
box, and they will run off him the other side, there was no finesse. No
inventiveness in any of the play. Going forward. I was excited by this
England team before this tournament and I was led up the garden path a
bit because qualifying was so easy, and you believed the hype. But I am
buying into youth. I did not expect to win this tournament and I did not
say we would have a chance of winning it, but I thought because of
the young players we have got, we would have a vibrant work ethic, as
individuals especially and at club form, I thought we would have a
chance of coming out of this tournament with a little bit of
positivity. Absolutely gone! I have lot -- I have watched a lot of teams
at this tournament with a mixed bag of talent. But most of them that
have done well have been really well organised and had a game plan.
England did not seem to have that. I have listened to them and they have
hit the nail on the head with every word and the one thing that stood
out for me is that I do not think Roy knew what he was doing, I do not
think he knew what was his best team at any time. I do not think he knew
what was his best system at any time. And I think his loyalty to
players has cost him not only his job, but what has cost is a really
horrible way of going out of the tournament, in all honesty. Those
players have let him down. Which players are you talking about with
the loyalty? Wilshere, Sterling, Cahill? Harry Kane as well,
fantastic season, he has not performed at the tournament. Jo Hart
as well. He has stuck with players. The one that sticks out massively is
Sterling. You have a manager and he has so many players to choose from,
you would bury your selection perhaps as a squad, and by and
large, some blame has to go on the players as well? Yes, as players,
knowing a lot of the players in the dressing room, they will take
responsibility. At the same time, you have to be guided. I play for a
manager at Manchester United, when things left, things did not go well
and it showed me managers mean a lot in a team. He sets the tone for the
players to carry out his ideals and ideas. Our players caved tonight.
Yes, you can talk about England players being under pressure, we
have all been under pressure and had to perform under pressure. They
caved and the manager caved, he should have brought on a lot earlier
Rashford. He did more in five minutes than anybody in the previous
85, 86 minutes. Everybody caved tonight. It is not about pressure,
we are blinded by our Premier league and we think it is one of the best
in the world for talent, it is not. We are totally and utterly reliant
on foreign players and foreign managers for the excitement. We are
not as good as we think, the players are not as good as we think they
are. There has got to be truth in that. Let's look through the game.
Defensively, we will always worried going to this tournament even though
they has not been pressurised much in the group games, it happened.
This was the game they played earlier in the tournament. It would
have worked on this every day since getting this draw. They would have
seen that. It is not about the Aron Gunnarsson, Walker. You will say,
the second, we will clean-up. You breeze is him. That it is not about
the ball. Going forward, he is a very good players, but he needs to
and those questions defensively. Organisation is vital, concentration
at these poignant moments, you have to do that. Iceland have done that
in every single game so that is no surprise to England. What is Gary
Neville doing? He was one of the best defenders we have had so surely
they have had to work on defensive set pieces all week because that is
what Iceland have been good at. Why is Rooney deems not good enough to
head a ball into the box but good enough to pick up one of the best
header from a throw in? That is where the first goal is from. So you
have to look at the manager and coaching staff also. Second goal?
Well, where do you start? It is good play from Iceland and we have to
give them credit. This ball travels 40, 50, 60 yards. We still have
enough time to shovel over. Look at the players. No pressure on the ball
and look at the three players. Where is Dier? The two centre halves, the
forwards in between the centre halves and defenders, no clue where
they are, no mocking whatsoever, no organisation, no leader pulling
everybody around and organising everybody. And when the ball comes
in, touch, touch, touch, touch, and the third is a shot. That from a
defender's point of view is embarrassing. From a goalkeeper's,
and Paris in also. Jo Hart said it, he should say that. -- embarrassing.
Defenders need to be doing a lot more. What was most alarming, zero
communication. As a centre-half, you have the stop that. You have to come
out of the back four and engage with the centre forward. The defending,
waiting for somebody else to step up. That is what we talked about
before, leadership. We were wanting somebody to lead that back four and
communicate, it did not happen today. Going the other way, England
hardly created anything. They created nothing in the second-half,
not one opportunity. We were hoping they would do but nothing. It was
the wide areas that were the most frustrating areas of the park. This
is good from Dele Alli and this has to come in now. This is what
strikers thrive on. Harry Kane has got a lot of stick at this
tournament, get it in the box and give them something to attack. But,
no. Back onto the left but, it is the best but of Sturridge so he will
do that. I have never seen Raheem Sterling put that in with his life
but anyway but that needs to happen. He does not even react because he
knows that is not coming in. We like to let the back four drop back into
comfortable areas of the park and not get that into the space and
eventually, he becomes predictable. Overloading the bodies and he has
nowhere to go. What you need... Is somebody telling him get the ball in
the box? If you were playing, you would be screaming, I have made a
run, it get it in. Get the ball in the box, what are you doing? How
many times have we seen in the Premier league it is not happening,
switchover. Go to the left is a left footer, Sterling, go to the right
and you might get in a ball. No thought to do that in the game.
Daniel Sturridge does not want to play on the right-hand side he is
not a right fielder, he is a striker. We are putting players in
the systems they do not play for their clubs. I have always said
football is a very hard game in your own position, let alone somebody
else's. And you have to pick players in form, we have made that mistake
over years. And I thought for this tournament, pick players in form,
not who think that they should eat and who have done a job a year ago,
two years ago, players actually in form. Not for the manager to be
loyal. How many wingers were on that plane?
It cannot be right you're playing the first game in the tournament,
then a second and then a third and on the fourth annual still
scrambling around, trying to find your best players and your best
system. That cannot be right. Wright, a bit of credit for Iceland.
Magnificent achievement. Tiny, tiny island, with 300,000 or so people.
An astonishing achievement and they had some good players. Every single
one of them were outstanding. They fought for their team. Sigurdsson
was absolutely outstanding for the 90 minutes. He got the goal, quicker
than anyone at both ends of the pitch. Another set piece causing a
problem. That is a centre-half, by the way. What about this tackle?
Vardy quick, timed to absolute perfection. He was a leader, he
dominated the game. He was exactly what England didn't have. I thought
it was the easiest game in the tournament. England never really
looked like scoring. Throwback football, the old Premier League
about ten years ago, two forward upfront, having absolutely zero
respect for England the way they approach this game. All the other
games we saw, the heat map was in their own box. Here, two strikers up
the pitch. Two players up front, and a rigid 4-4- two. People say you
can't play that formation any more, but these guys show you can. You
have guys willing to run and move and they have a game plan in place
that they all adhered to. And again, you come out, you play, we will get
the ball back off you. The way the manager spoke after the game in his
press Conference, as if to say, we knew we were going to get answers
and we would have time to beat this team and we were confident. And it
was proved. And they out for England. They did. If you put a team
together, to work together as a team rather than individuals, you can win
matches, and that is what they did. They outfought them, alt worked
them. They seemed to want it a lot more in these areas, even when
England were trying to probe. They were fully committed all the time,
working for each other. That is a striker, tracking back, brushing
Dele Alli off the ball like he wasn't even. They did this, that
constantly. Swamps the England players, giving them no time or
space. The amount of miles they put in. A special mention to Gylfi
Sigurdsson, was excellent today. We've had Russia, we didn't beat
them. We had Wales, we beat them in the last minute. We had Slovakia, we
didn't score against them and Iceland tonight to outfought and
outplayed us. I go back to my point earlier. I kept hearing people say,
we had possession, we just need to take our chances. Don't talk about
possession, it's all about putting the ball in the back of the net. The
players caved tonight, as had other is to say. Roy has gone, what is the
answer? Is there an obvious one? I don't know. We have gone for
ultimate experience, people with experience coming out of their ears.
We have gone for a foreign manager. I think we have to go for someone
young, dynamic, who understands the young players coming through. Gareth
Southgate is with the U21 's, he has dumped Italy well with them, he is
with the FA. He is the obvious choice, especially when you look
elsewhere in terms of English managers, unless they go for and
again. That didn't work either. That is the problem, we've just gone
through a time when managers have taken new posts. I want to see the
FA... You wanted to have the job before? Yes, I said that to them and
they said, no, it's a lack of experience. I said, you hire
experienced guys and pay them a bulging and I couldn't do worse.
Germany did it with Jurgen Klinsmann. Would you take it now,
still? Absolutely. I would offer my experience, even if Gareth Southgate
got it, for him to take players in with experience who have been there
and done it, that has to be of benefit or so. There is a person out
there that would say no. There's one here! LAUGHTER
There is not person who would they know, anyone worth their weight in
gold with a bit of confidence would love the challenge. You can't do any
worse than what people have previously done. Sounds like a
Shearer and Ferdinand double act. We will move onto the other match
played today, a repeat of the 2012 final between Spain and Italy. The
sixth meeting between the two side that the European Championships,
making it the most played fixture the tournament's history.
COMMENTATOR: It is being called a final played too soon. They met in
the final of the European Championship four years ago and will
meet in World Cup qualifying for 2018 in Russia. But today it is
Paris, the perfect venue for the big occasion. Italy go back to plan a.
Antonio Conte deciding to go with de Sciglio. Vicente del Bosque goes
with the tried and tested, the same 11 that started all three of their
group games. Danny, when the teams are looking at the pitch, conditions
have changed with this very heavy rain. Morata was getting bear hugs
from his Juventus team-mates from last season. I've always found it
fascinating. Free kick. Juanfran. I think he got the ball. Alessandro
Florenzi on this for Italy. Every white shirt is back.
Perrella, good saves by de Gea! Excellent stops. A super ball in
from Florenzi. Pelle, we have seen him do that so many times the
Southampton, strong in the air. What a great save from de Gea. Spain are
the great safe breakers. Italy a threat at the other end, as well.
The header wasn't bad. Eder. Florenzi. Four in a box for Italy.
Knocked dangerously to the back post. Giaccherini! De Gea again,
brilliant save again. What an effort that was, super save onto the post.
The Italian Stephanie in the ascendancy. Get some balls in the
box and let Pelle use his power. The sun is coming out now. Morata
with the flick. Nolito's touched a David Silva. Back to Nolito. Some
danger here for the real danger now. Fabregas. De Sciglio made the block.
The first bit of quality we have seen from the Spanish, but terrific
defending. David Silva. Morata. Iniesta. Sergio Ramos is appealing
Chiellini fouled him. The referee gestured to Sergio Ramos to get back
to his feet. He has got his shirt. Pelle, Giaccherini. Bonucci has
continued his run and joined Pelle and Eder. De Rossi. De Sciglio.
Arriving late and just unable to guide it. A lovely late run into the
box by Parolo. Good quality ball into the box and Parolo just
couldn't get any time. De Rossi, knocked off by Pelle to
Eder. Brings de Sciglio into play. Ramos! How lucky was he? He is a
lucky boy, Ramos. A good ball across from de Sciglio. Italy have been the
better side. Very, very watchable half an hour. Italy have had the
better of it. Sergio Ramos on Pelle, free kick.
Silly foul from Ramos. Didn't need to dive in. Doesn't need to, just
keep goal side. Giaccherini has left it. Eder or
Baluchi. Eder. De Gea again, and again, not the third time. Italy are
in front! Chiellini scores. Deserved lead. Giorgio Chiellini with the
goal. Richly deserved indeed. Silly foul from Ramos. Free kick on the
edge of the box, always going to be a problem. Decent stop from de Gea,
you could argue he could have got it away from goal. But how hungry and
quick they are on the rebound. If it hadn't ended up in the back of the
net, that was arguably a penalty. Yes. And if it had been given as
such, de Gea probably would have got a red card. Chiellini with the goal,
1-0 to Italy. Poor touch from Nolito. De Rossi.
Nice little nutmeg. Eder, Pelle. Pelle Carizza, looks to his right
that there is to be there. Eder is on the floor. Giaccherini now.
Giaccherini, good try! This game could be out of sight, couldn't it?
Giaccherini, what a shot that is, flying into the top corner.
Unbelievable stop again from that man, de Gea. It is very unlikely
that Spain will be dominated for 90 minutes in this game. Juanfran
getting forward, blocked by Bonucci. Handball, free kick to Spain in a
decent position. David Silva's ball in. Off the head of the Rossi for a
corner. Yes, a good ball in. Done well in that near post position, De
Rossi. Delivered to Maratha! -- Morata. It
would have counted. Italians claiming a push on de Sciglio in the
penalty area, but nothing given. It came off his shoulder. Fabregas for
Spain. I tell you what, there was a little
kick out, wasn't there? Yeah. A lovely flick. Eder, the pace to
get away from Pique. He does. De Gea, once more! Having an
unbelievable game, David de Gea. Without their goalkeeper, they would
already be out of this game. I don't think I've ever seen a keeper better
at one on ones than David de Gea. He stays so big for so long. Great
touch. Brilliant touch. Pelle nicely done. Pique. The referee said play
on. The Italians are absolutely incensed. Safe to say that is
probably one of the poorest decisions I have seen. Pique has got
away with one for. The referee hasn't seen it, by the way... Come
on! That is a good ball. Eder.
Giaccherini ahead of him. De Sciglio. Through de Gea, but not
into his net. It could have been. Not much he hasn't seen and done,
Vicente del Bosque. Maybe his last hurrah. Won back by David Silva.
They are not done yet, Spain. Iniesta, great hit.
Lovely smile from Buffon. Two wise old heads.
Iniesta. Good save. Pique struck it through
and struck it farm. Buffon again. Every sinew of this Italian defence
is going to be tested now. The first time we have seen del Bosque out in
his technical area, getting worried as the game draws on.
Fabregas. That was a foul and the yellow card for Thiago Motta.
Oh, yes. You can see why they are suggesting it could have been more
than a yellow card. Pique! Buffon. Gianluigi Buffon, one
of the greats, in a game saving stop. What a save.
Brexit. That is a wonderful ball. Pelle in the middle. Pelle! Done and
dusted! Italian revenge is sweet! Thrashed in Kiev in the final of
Euro 2012. Italy have not sprayed out of Euro 2016. If there is one
player who deserves a goal tonight, it is that man, Pelle, he has been
absolutely sensational. He has worked tirelessly, held the ball up
and made good runs, what a great finish. Thoroughly deserved. Good
pick out from Darmian, a bit of good luck with the deflection. Smashes
it, no chance for de Gea. Game over. After eight years, the champions of
Europe have been dethroned. Italy march into the last eight of Euro
2016 and deservedly so. It has finished in the Stade de France
Italy two, Spain zero. Let's confirm the quarterfinal
draw... Wales, the only home nation left in the competition, they play
Belgium for a place in the semifinals in Lille on Friday night.
We will also bring live coverage of the heavyweight clash between
Germany and Italy on Saturday evening. Tonight's Iceland heroes
take on France. Not many great players in their side, but
beautifully organised and tactically perfect.
Spot on for the majority of that game, every single player knew their
job. We will have a bit of fun this time. He is a character! What a
strike that was! That is the second goal of the year. That passion
transfers to the team. He is on the sideline kicking every ball and the
players know if you do not produce, he will be down your throat at
half-time. Interesting to see if he goes for three at the back at
Chelsea. He made a good Spain side looked very ordinary today, they
were fantastic. Overall, very impressive and nobody fancied them
at the beginning but they do now. That is it, England have been beaten
by Iceland, a country with more volcanoes than professional football
players. Sweet dreams! Only one space left in the
quarterfinals of Euro 2016. Will it be England or Iceland to try to take
down the hosts in their own capital City? Sterling, is he brought down?
The referee says, he is. And it is the perfect start. Help the cross,
goal, Iceland is level! Flicked off, goal. Sigthorsson. Iceland have
turned it round! England at the moment looked like a mess. Harry
Kane, saved. It hits Hart.
Another massive let off. Never thought it would come to this for
England. The Iceland fans have started the celebrations. It has
missed. England out of the European Now some of Shirley's
trademark clear direction. Which way, which way?