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Iceland historic win over England at Euro 2016

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    England's Wayne Rooney comforts is teammates at the end of the Euro 2016

    Iceland pulled off one of the most astonishing results in the history of European footbal

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    Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson, scores his side's first goal past England goalkeeper Joe Hart at Euro 2016

    Iceland came from behind to win 2-1 in Nice and set up a quarterfinal tie against host nation France.

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    Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson goes for an acrobatic shot during the Euro 2016

    This victory, without doubt the most important in the country's history, not only inflicted humiliation on England but also underlined Iceland's reputation as a growing force in world football.

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    Iceland's Kolbeinn Sigthorsson celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Euro 2016

    "This is without a doubt the biggest result in Icelandic football history," defender Kari Arnason told reporters. We've shocked the world.

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    A young England fan cries at the end of the Euro 2016

    For a country of 330,000, qualifying for the tournament was an achievement --- but the success of this team has surpassed the nation's wildest dreams.

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    England goalkeeper Joe Hart, left, and his teammates react at the end of the Euro 2016

    Led by the experienced Lars Lagerback and part-time dentist Heimir Hallgrimsson, Iceland has endeared itself to the watching world.

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    England's Wayne Rooney, cent, is challenged by Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, left, and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, during the Euro 2016

    England, home of the world's richest league, was woeful

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    Iceland players celebrate with their supporters at the end of the Euro 2016

    Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, England was sent packing from Euro 2016 in embarrassing fashion

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    Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson, left, challenges England's Wayne Rooney during the Euro 2016

    Roy Hodgson confirmed after the game he wouldn't be seeking to extend his contract and take the team for its 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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    Iceland's Haukur Heidar Hauksson takes a selfie with supporters at the end of the Euro 2016

    Trailing to Wayne Rooney's early penalty, Iceland fought back bravely as Ragnar Sigurdsson equalized almost immediately and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored what turned out to be the winner before 20 minutes had been played.

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    Iceland's Jon Dadi Bodvarsson pats England's Jamie Vardy on the back at the end of the Euro 2016

    Iceland, which finished second in Group F after winning one and drawing two of its games, was rarely troubled by a hugely disappointing England side which had been expected to progress with the minimum of fuss.

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    Iceland's players celebrate at the end of the Euro 2016 round

    England must have thought an early goal would knock the confidence out of an Iceland side which lacked experience in tournament football.

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