England shamed by Iceland - Hodgson resigns

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England and their under-fire boss Roy Hodgson were on the wrong end of an historic Icelandic fairytale in Nice, bundled out of Euro 2016 in meek humiliation in the first knockout stage.

All looked well when Wayne Rooney converted a third-minute penalty, but the competition debutants - a country 165 times smaller then England - were ahead by the 18th minute as Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson netted after some terrible defending and goalkeeping.

England had plenty of time to get back on level terms but never really looked like doing it.

In fact, the second half display was absolutely dismal - even by England standards - as Iceland’s heroes took the win 2-1.

Hodgson did the honourable thing after the game by resigning, and England must now look for a new boss who can somehow end this seemingly endless sequence of embarrassments.