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Iceland knockout England

Roy Hodgson has resigned after seeing Iceland beat England in the biggest shock of the tournament, if not in the entire history of the European Championships.

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Raheem Sterling was brought down by goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson as the match began in explosive fashion and captain Wayne Rooney scored from the spot.

But two minutes later Iceland hit back through Ragnar Sigurdsson.

On the 18th minute, a slick interchange of passes ended with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scoring with a lowshot with Joe Hart got a hand to but failed to keep from rolling into the net.

Iceland’s reward is a quarter-final match against France on Sunday. England will return home early again from a tournament having had high hopes of reaching the latter stages. No doubt a storm of criticism and self-examination awaits.

Having seen his side knocked out of the last 16, England coach Roy Hodgson said: “My contract was always going to be up after this tournament. I would have love to have stayed on another two years, but now it is time for someone else to take over this group of players,” he told a news conference.

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