Welsh players celebrate after England's defeat to Iceland

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For the second time in a week, England have suffered a humiliating exit from Europe. And, just as the bookies predicted a resounding victory for 'Remain' in the referendum, they got it ever so wrong for the European Championships.

The England football team crashed out of Euro 2016 to the tiny nation of Iceland, which, as we are sure you know by now, have a population of just 330,000 people; about the same size as the city of Leicester.

While the whole of England was in mourning on Tuesday, it appears as though their neighbours Wales, who also voted 'Leave' in last week's controversial referendum, were celebrating like they had won the World Cup, or so it may seem.


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A video emerged online which appears to show the Welsh national squad watching the final whistle being blown. All of a sudden, the room erupts and the players start jumping around and cheering.

Why? Well, Wales were probably feeling pretty aggrieved after Daniel Sturridge snatched the three points away from them in the group stage. The Liverpool star scored with virtually the last kick of the game to earn the Three Lions a 2-1 victory, in what would eventually represent their only win of the tournament.

It also leaves Wales as the last home nation in the contest, which is a badge of honour of sorts. Anyway, take a look at the video embedded below:

Is it real?

So confusing is the footage, there were question marks over its legitimacy but there are clues to suggest it is real. For one, Aaron Ramsey has blond hair and he only died it four weeks ago.

Second, the screen at the start of the video appears to show an identical set-up to the final moments of the England game.

It has been suggested that the footage was taken from the Slovakia game, which England drew 0-0, allowing Wales to top the group. However, Wales were playing at the same time so they wouldn't have been able to watch the game as live.


As you can imagine, the reaction on social media has been one of pure bewilderment.


Iceland and Wales now appear to be making up the numbers in the quarter-finals which includes juggernauts like Germany, Italy, France and Belgium. Iceland will face hosts France while Wales will play Belgium, who they actually beat in the qualifying stages.

For England, their focus will be looking for a new manager after Roy Hodgson resigned immediately after the disastrous defeat.

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