Gary Neville taunts Wayne Rooney on Twitter for failing to beat Iceland

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Thanks to the shenanigans that have occurred at the FA in recent weeks, England’s defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016 is no longer the most embarrassing thing that has happened to the national in recent decades.

But forget about Sam Allardyce’s 67-day reign in charge and cast your mind back to that fateful day on June 27.

After Wayne Rooney’s fourth-minute penalty, it looked as though England were cruising comfortably into the quarter-finals like everyone expected them to.

However, the nation of just 323,000 people were 2-1 up within 14 minutes - a lead which they held onto with relative ease to send England packing.

Not only did it mean they crashed out of the summer’s tournament in embarrassing circumstances, it also cost Roy Hodgson his job.

With Hodgson leaving his post, it meant many of his backroom staff were also dismissed after the disastrous campaign.

That included assistant manager Gary Neville - and it seems the former Manchester United defender is a bit sour about it.

Hodgson and Neville would have had no time at all to clear out their office at St. George’s Park with Hodgson being sacked almost immediately after the final whistle at the Allianz Riviera.

Ahead of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia, the players have returned to St George’s Park for training and it seems an item Neville left behind has come in handy.

That’s because Rooney tweeted his former teammate informing him that he had just used his personalised golf shoes during this afternoon’s round following their training session.

But Neville hit back at the England captain and explained the reason he had accidentally left them there by trolling Rooney and his teammates for their failure to beat Iceland.

Well played Neville, well played.

Unsurprisingly, Rooney had no comeback for Neville.

Neville may be able to joke about the loss to Iceland now, but it was certainly no laughing matter at the time.

But even after the defeat, Neville still couldn’t explain how his side lost to the minnows after showing promise in the early stages of the tournament.

“I had complete belief in what we were doing until the last 60 minutes against Iceland,” he said.

“I’d not seen us play like that in the previous two years. There wasn't one game I could compare it to.”

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