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England’s 2-1 defeat to tiny Iceland has had immediate repercussions for the Three Lions. Before the match coach Roy Hodgson had said a loss would end his tenure, and on Friday he proved as good as his word.
The city of Nice will go down in Icelandic and English sporting history – for polar opposite reasons. In the final round of 16 match, minnows Iceland came from a goal down to humiliate England 2-1.
Forget the minnows. The unfancied Italians are arguably the top surprise of Euro 2016. in the first of Monday’s round of 16 matches, they made Spain look over the hill, beating the defending champs 2-0.
After sputtering in the group stage of Euro 2016, Germany seemed to have all cylinders firing against Slovakia. However, coach Joachim Löw has warned that they will have to be even better against either Italy or Spain.
Marc Wilmot’s men secured their first quarterfinal place at the Euros since 1980 with one of the most impressive displays in France. They will take on Gareth Bale’s Wales on Friday evening for a place in the last-four.
After a difficult season for Wolfsburg following a club record transfer, Draxler is Germany’s leading forward at the Euros. And credit must go to Löw who has managed his progress superbly, writes DW’s Ross Dunbar.
After 120 minutes of grueling football, Portugal got the one chance they needed to beat Croatia in extra time. Ricardo Quaresma headed in the winner to keep Portugal’s dreams alive at Euro 2016.
Wales continued their fairytale run at Euro 2016, beating Northern Ireland 1-0 to make the last eight. Gareth McAuley turned Gareth Bale’s cross into his own net after 75 minutes to settle a scrappy contest.
Seen as rank outsiders before the tournament, the team from the rugged North Atlantic island have thrilled neutral fans as much as their own. What is the secret of their surprise success in their debut major tournament?
Favorites are out of fashion, minnows are the rage and the low number of goals makes last-minute strikes particularly valuable. DW takes a completely subjective look at what we learned from the first stage of Euro 2016.
The experiment with a 24-team European Championship, says DW Sports’ Jefferson Chase, has proven that less is in fact more. The additional teams didn’t increase the excitement – they made the tournament more arbitrary.
Paris has been scarred by the events of the past year. As DW found out, with the European Championship well underway, France’s cultured capital remains largely unaffected by the football festival.
The Czech Republic lost to Turkey in another match with a score of 2-0
Germany go into their final group stage game at Euro 2016 knowing they need at least a point to ensure a round of 16 berth. However, nothing less than a win and a couple of goals will suffice to silence their critics.
A goalless draw means France and Switzerland finish one-two in Group A. In the other match, Albania keep their Euro campaign alive for the moment with a 1-0 win over Romania. The Romanians are headed home.
With both Portugal and Austria winless in the European Championship, both sides were looking to get off the mark in Paris, but Ronaldo’s penalty summed up Portugal’s night.
The biggest talking points from the second round of group stage matches at Euro 2016 all in one place. Here is what you should take from all of the football since Wednesday.
Spain and Turkey achieved the highest number of goals in one match for this year’s EURO 2016 so far, with a result of 3-0 for Spain
There are two games going on at Euro 2016 in France now – the sanctioned games on the field and those off the field run by gangs of hooligans who, as Fiona Clark reports, play by their own set of rules.
On Friday, Czech Republic overturned a two-goal deficit against a dominant Croatia to earn a 2-2 draw. The match turned after trouble from the Croatian fans forced the game to be stopped before a dramatic finish.
Call this one the match that refused to believe the hype. Germany and Poland cancel one another out in a less than scintillating 0-0 draw, where the two defenses came up trumps. The result was a yawner.
In a contest of long shots, the most spectacular moments were meteorological. But the smaller of the minnows, Northern Ireland, coped best with the bad weather, beating Ukraine 2-0.
Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy came off the bench to salvage a win for England against Wales. The victory is the Three Lions’ first at Euro 2016.
The EURO 2016 celebrated three football matches on 15 June
Romania keep their hopes of surviving the group stage alive after splitting the points with Switzerland. The Swiss were able to cancel out an early penalty with a goal of their own, but the final result was 1-1.
On14 June, Hungary played against Austria at Euro 2016, with Hungary winning the match 2-0. The first goal was scored after 62 minutes by Hungarian player Adam Szalai. During the match, Austrian player Aleksandar Dragovic was suspended after receiving two yellow cards, posing a challenge for the Austrian team. Zoltan Stieber of Hungary scored …
Germany are set to face what is widely regarded as their toughest opponent in Group C of Euro 2016 in France. A victory over Poland would see “Die Mannschaft” take a big step towards the knockout stage.
Every team at the tournament has now played their first match. So who are the early winners and losers? And what else can we conclude? DW Sports runs through what was what in the first five days.
Iceland overcame massive odds to book a 1-1 draw against the fancied Portugese in Group F. Portugal had 72 percent of the ball and 26 shots on target. But in the end it was one goal apiece.
Coming off horrible seasons in the German first and second divisions, Adam Szalai and Zoltan Stieber made the difference for the Hungarians. They caught an uninspired Austria completely off guard, winning 2-0.