England exited Europe for the second time in a week (that’s the only Brexit joke we’ll do here) after the Three Lions produced a performance of utter ineptitude against minnows Iceland.
After the embarrassing loss, manager Roy Hodgson announced that he wouldn’t be looking to extend his England contract (which expires in three days), with his departure immediate after a low-achieving tenure.
England got off to a perfect start, with Wayne Rooney converting a spot-kick on four minutes after Raheem Sterling was felled in the box.
However, just two minutes later Iceland scored courtesy of a trademark long-throw routine, with Ragnar Sigurdsson firing home after inept defending.
12 minutes later, the nation of just 330,000 people were 2-1 up, with Joe Hart failing miserably to deal with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s shot.
Hodgson sent on Jack Wilshere after the break for Eric Dier, but Iceland continued to look just as dangerous as England, who struggled to threaten the opposition goal.
Jamie Vardy was next to come off the bench, before Marcus Rashford got a ridiculously short run-out at the end. However, Iceland deserved their win against an England side devoid of, well, pretty much everything needed to win a football match.
With Hodgson gone, U21 boss Gareth Southgate is now favourite to take over the senior team. However, in an historic and traumatic week for the country, this turgid display will go down in history. Let the inquest commence!
As for the incredible Iceland, they now face an unprecedented quarter-final clash with hosts France. And good luck to them!