British media call Iceland loss worst in English history

British media call Iceland loss worst in English history

LONDON: England’s football journalists left their readers with no illusions on Tuesday after their side’s Euro 2016 hopes were crushed by Iceland, describing the 2-1 loss as the worst in their history. Goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson were enough to lead the tiny nation to a quarter-final clash with hosts France, with the […]

England crashes out as Iceland stuns in one of greatest ever shocks

England crashes out as Iceland stuns in one of greatest ever shocks

NICE: England were dealt a humiliating 2-1 defeat by minnows Iceland on Monday as Roy Hodgson’s side crashed out of Euro 2016 in one of the most stunning upsets in the history of the game. Ragnar Sigurdsson cancelled out Wayne Rooney’s fourth-minute opener before Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s tame shot squirmed past England goalkeeper Joe Hart for […]

Panama Papers looms large as Iceland votes for president

Panama Papers looms large as Iceland votes for president

REYKJAVIK: Iceland goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, with voters hoping the country can turn over a new leaf after the Panama Papers scandal tainted part of the political elite. A tranquil country better known for its breathtaking landscapes than its politics, Iceland made headlines around the world in April […]

Ronaldo double saves Portugal as Iceland reach last 16

Ronaldo double saves Portugal as Iceland reach last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first man to score in four European championships as Portugal scraped through to the knockout stages of Euro 2016, along with Group F winners Hungary and second-placed Iceland. Ronaldo, who also set a tournament record of 17 appearances, scored twice in a pulsating 3-3 draw with Hungary on Wednesday. The Portuguese […]

Euro 2016: Portugal draw 1-1 against combative Iceland

Euro 2016: Portugal draw 1-1 against combative Iceland

Minnows Iceland earned a 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal on their European championship debut as the superstar forward failed to score as he equalled his country’s apparence record. A superb finish by Nani gave Portugal the lead before Iceland’s industrious midfielder Birkir Bjarnason levelled for the Scandinavians in Saint Etienne. Ronaldo equalled Luis Figo’s […]