England suffered yet another humiliating exit from a major tournament

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England suffered yet another humiliating exit from a major tournament, but this time after a 2-1 loss against minnows Iceland in the round of last 16.


England were expected to come away from the game quite comfortably and reach the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016. This was seen as the minimum requirement for manager Roy Hodgson to keep his job. The former Liverpool and West Brom manager stated before the tournament that his decision to stay will be made based on the results of the Euro 2016. After being knocked out of the World Cup 2014 at the group stages, it was imperative for England to do well.

The team had every reason to be confident coming into the tournament. England went through the entire qualification campaign without any blemish. However, the tournament provided a different story with England struggling in almost every group match and just barely managing to reach the last 16. However, it was seen as a major positive aspect for the national team since any team can win on their day when it comes to the knockout rounds. It turned to be right, as Iceland managed to grab an unlikely 2-1 win. The result has sent shockwaves across the world with rumours of dressing room unrest cropping up in recent days.

Striker and captain Wayne Rooney, though, has dismissed such claims.“On behalf of the players, we completely supported the England manager but we understand his reasons for stepping down. We had absolute faith in the build-up and throughout the tournament,” said Rooney after Hodgson announced that he was resigning from the national team’s managerial role. “I don't really know what I am doing here, I thought my statement last night was sufficient. I'm no longer the England manager, my time has gone, but I was told it was important that I appear here,” said Hodgson.