NICE, Sporting Alert – The starting lineups for the England v Iceland Euro 2016 round of 16 game, along with live streaming on ESPN 3 and livescore in Nice.
FINAL SCORE: ICELAND UPSET ENGLAND AT EURO 2016
Iceland has eliminated England from the 2016 European Championship. One of the biggest upsets in football history, as Roy Hodgson, who will certainly lose his job, has been embarrassed. Iceland went down early, but recovered to score to quick goals to beat England 2-1.
GOAL! ENGLAND 1-2 ICELAND (Sigthorsson 19)
Kolbeinn Sigthorsson side-foots home a shot that should have been easily save by Joe Hart. Poor from the England goalkeeper, who has conceded a soft one today. The defending was terrible as well. Roy Hodgson has work to do. Hats off to Iceland for rallying after going behind early.
GOAL! ENGLAND 1-1 ICELAND (Ragnar Sigurdsson 6)
Ragnar Sigurdsson fired home an early equaliser for Iceland, giving Joe Hart no chance from inside the box. England’s poor defending caught with them again.
GOAL! ENGLAND 1-0 ICELAND (Rooney pen 4)
Wayne Rooney Fires England in the lead from the penalty spot, after Raheem Sterling was brought down by the Iceland goalkeeper.
England boss Roy Hodgson has decided to recall attacking players Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane for this European Championship clash after they were rested against Slovakia.
Kane will lead the attack for the English side, which will start as the favourite for this game, while Sterling has been recalled after sitting against Slovakia in the 0-0 draw.
Sterling has been brought back to provide more width to the lineup and Hodgson has outlined his role during training sessions, after the Manchester City winger kept coming inside in his last outing rather than staying out on the flank, as he was told to do.
Also recalled is captain Wayne Rooney, who plays in midfield with Dele Alli and Eric Dier, while Kyle Walker and Danny Rose also start in the back four.
Rooney will make his 115 appearances for England, equalling the tally of David Beckham.
Daniel Sturridge stays in the starting team, with Adam Lallana missing out, as Hodgson looks to add more pace and an overall balance up front.
Missing out as well was forward Jamie Vardy, who will be alongside Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere on the substitutes bench, as the midfield duo were very disappointing when starting against Slovakia.
Meanwhile, Iceland, one of the surprise teams at Euro 2016, is unchanged from the 2-1 win over Austria and heads into this battle full of confidence.
England Premier League representative Gylfi Sigurdsson leads the way for Iceland.
England Team: Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Eric Dier, Wayne Rooney, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Daniel Sturridge.
Iceland Team: Hannes Halldorsson, Birkir Saevarsson, Ari Skulason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Aron Gunnarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Johann Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.