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The Icelandic national team have been the story of the tournament. 99.8% of Icelanders watched them beat England but that’s not the only way in which the country is exceptional. Here are the stats behind their rise.
English football and failure have long walked hand in hand, and at Euro 2016 that was no different. Iceland, however, showed England exactly what they were missing – and it hurt.
Eight games in three days sent some big teams packing and left a mixture of the familiar and the first-timers in the quarterfinals.
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.
Action got underway at the All England Tennis club with a startling upset on the women’s side. Among the men, world number one Novak Djokovic, bidding for a Grand Slam, easily won his opening match.
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.
Arguably the greatest footballer of his generation, some suggest that the failure to win a trophy with his national team is a black mark against Lionel Messi’s name. Not so, writes DW’s Shamil Shams.
After firing over the crossbar with a penalty as Argentina lost the Copa America to Chile, Lionel Messi has said that the national team “is not for me” anymore. He scored 55 goals for Argentina, just short of the record.
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.
Spain’s quarterfinal shootout victory over Italy at Euro 2008 is widely seen as their ‘Eureka!’ moment. The Azzurri will be looking to reestablish their dominance in Monday’s last 16 clash with the champions in Paris.
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.
France kept alive their hopes of a Euro triumph on home soil with a battling 2-1 win over plucky Ireland. A quickfire Antoine Griezmann double canceled out an early Irish penalty and sent Les Bleus into the last eight.
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.
Sunday’s Copa America final not only pits Argentina against South American rivals Chile. The match in New Jersey may finally give Lionel Messi the one thing missing from his trophy cabinet: a major international title.
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.
Britain’s decision to leave the European union has stunned the world. We take a look at how the world of sport reacted to the News.
Leicester City have landed a big coup as they prepare for the defense of their English Premier League title next season by convincing striker Jamie Vardy to extend his contract by four years.
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.
South American champions Chile beat Colombia 2-0 and move a step closer to securing back-to-back Copa America victories. But in the final, the holders will meet a stern test in Argentina and Lionel Messi.
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.
Daily News Egypt sat down with Essam El-Din to learn more about the nature of the sport, its tournaments, and his plans for the current and the upcoming years.
The Czech Republic lost to Turkey in another match with a score of 2-0
The most significant victory was achieved by Egypt’s Haitham Fahmy in the Greco-Roman 59kg division, in which he acquired a silver medal, with the gold medal going to Japan’s Kenichiro Fumita.
An exceptional performance from Ireland gave them a deserved 1-0 win over group-winners Italy and qualification for the last 16. Belgium will join them after they beat Sweden, who are out, 1-0.
Argentina’s Ezequiel Iván Lavezzi scored the match’s first goal in the third minute of play.