Thursday 23 June 2016

England Will Play Iceland In The Last 16 At Euro 2016

England will play Iceland in the last 16 at Euro 2016 in Nice on Monday night after a dramatic finish in Group F. Iceland scored a stoppage-time winner through Arnor Traustason to beat Austria 2-1 and snatch second spot from Portugal, who came from behind three times to draw 3-3 against Hungary.

Those results saw Hungary win the group, while Iceland finished second to book a meeting with Roy Hodgson's side in Nice on Monday at 8pm. England were set to face Portugal, who knocked them out of successive tournaments in 2004 and 2006, until Traustason's late winner.

Iceland, ranked 34th in the world by FIFA, are the smallest ever nation to qualify for the European Championship finals with a population of 330,000. Should England progress the possibility of a clash with hosts France in the quarter-finals remains.

Only two senior friendlies have ever been played between England and Iceland, with the first meeting a 1-1 draw in Reykjavik in 1982, while the Three Lions emerged 6-1 winners in 2004 with current captain Wayne Rooney playing and scoring twice.


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