The United Kingdom shocked the world by voting to leave the European Union last week. On Monday, Iceland defeated England with a score of 2-1 causing the country to depart from the Euro 2016 tournament. England suffers another embarrassing and humiliating loss.
Iceland is the smallest nation with population of around 330,000 in the European Championship. In spite of that, the small nation surprised the world with a victory after Ragnar Sigurdsson scored a goal equalizing the score with England and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson making the second goal for his team.
“They thought that this would be a walk in the park, but we had faith in our ability,” said Sigurdsson.
The final whistle was blown and Iceland’s players, fans, and staffs were rejoicing. There were dancing, cheering, and chanting from the fans. “This is probably going to be a day that we will talk about for the rest of our lives,” stated the Iceland joint-coach and a part-time dentist, Heimir Hallgrimsson.
On the other end, England’s fans were furious and jeering at the players. The country who gave soccer to the world with some of the best soccer players failed to perform. Joe Hart, England’s goalkeeper, held his hands high asking for apology from the supporters but many would not accept. “As a group, it is down to us. All the pans are put in place, we knew everything about Iceland – but ultimately we didn’t perform. Personally, I didn’t perform,” said Hart.
“It’s embarrassing for us. We know we’re a better team. You can’t explain it,” mentioned Captain Wayne Rooney.
“England staring at maybe the biggest humiliation in their history in the game of football, the game that England gave to the world,” stated Ian Darke, the ESPN commentator.
England’s coach Roy Hodgson has also announced his resignation after four years as England manager. “Now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry and extremely talented group of players,” added Hodgson. However, most of the fans think otherwise.