Iceland players celebrate with fans after memorable win over England

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Two years after exiting the World Cup at the group stage, England are the laughing stock of the football world once again.

Roy Hodgson’s team suffered an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Iceland, a team with a population of just 329,000.

Of course, the reaction was fierce. Hodgson resigned in his press conference and there are now calls for an upheaval on English football.


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But as the focus remains heavily on England, we shouldn’t forget Iceland’s achievement.

They weren’t expected to make it out of the group but are now preparing for a Euro 2016 quarter-final clash against France. Incredible stuff.

Goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sighthorsson followed Wayne Rooney’s opener in a frantic opening 20 minutes.

And the manner in which Iceland's players celebrated their victory with their fans was fantastic.

As he announced his exit, Hodgson made a pretty startling revelation about what he heard upon his arrival.

“When I arrived I was told players didn't want to turn up for England or pulled out,” the former Fulham boss said. “These players love to play for their country.”

The likes of Gareth Southgate, Gary Neville, Alan Pardew and Eddie Howe have been mentioned as possible replacements, but the clear matter is England need a serious look at the state of coaching in the country.

Who should England appoint as their next manager? Let us know in the comments section below!

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