Hello and Welcome to the live football coverage of the Euro 2016 encounter between England and Iceland of Round 16. England will hope to put in a better show than their group stages where they finished behind second behind Wales at five points in Group B. Iceland on the other hand finished runners-up in their group, behind Hungary, but ahead of heavyweights Portugal in Group F. Both England and Iceland are unbeaten in the tournament and loss in this match for either teams will see them crash out of the tournament. England are studded with stars with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Danie Sturridge to name a few. Iceland on the other hand cannot be underestimated as well.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 90+3 mins: Walker crosses from the right and nearly finds Kane… he looks to flick it on but Arnason attacks it and clears! 90 seconds left! Rashford looks so positive again, somehow getting into the area, but he steps on the ball and Iceland clear! CLOSE! England so close! Sturridge floats it into the area from the left, Vardy is on it, and Arnason just clears for a corner! That wraps the story for England in Euro! Iceland are through to the quarter-final!

ENG 1-2 ICE, 90 mins: England had more change to use… and it’s captain Rooney off for his Man Utd team-mate Marcus Rashford for the final four minutes. Free-kick England! On the left, crossing position, and it’s Kane over it. Final change for Iceland. Bodvarsson is off, Traustason is on. Gary Cahill is now a permanent fixture in England’s frontline for the final minutes. Rashford wastes no time and takes the corner… it’s short to the near post and Vardy, but it comes off the Leicester man’s foot and over the bar! Three minutes added.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 85 mins: England fighting and fighting now. This time, down the right, Vardy is all over Sigurdsson like a rash, but in the end commits a foul. Alli looks to find Kane in a central position, the simplest of passes, and it runs under Kane’s foot and Iceland run clear. SAVE! Gunnarsson is let loose on Wilshere, one-on-one with no England players around them. The corner comes in, Arnason gets up to head goalwards, but it drops a yard wide of Hart’s left-hand post!

ENG 1-2 ICE, 80 mins: CHANCE! The clearest sight of goal England have had in a long, long while. Wilshere finds Kane beautifully, at a slight angle to the right of goal and in the air, but Kane can’t get enough on his header to drive it across to the far post, and Halldorsson collects.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 60 mins: SAVE! Hart pulls off a decent save as defender Sigurdsson tries an overhead kick as the ball drops to him in the area! England’s turn to try a long throw from the right… it’s Walker, into Cahill inside the area, but defender Sigurdsson clears the danger.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 55 mins: Free-kick in a good position on the left for England, as Rose is taken out by Gudmundsson. Kane takes, but Arnason clears. England put a second ball in the box through Alli. Wilshere picks the ball up, and plays a delicate pass over the top of the defence for the onrunning Alli from 40 yards.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 50 mins: We’re back underway with the customary singing of the national anthem from the traveling England fans and Roy Hodgson has made a change. Yellow card for Sturridge, after he is dispossessed by Skulason with what looked like a high foot.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 45 mins: England are keeping possession, but in truth, they looked petrified when faced with a slightly difficult pass to feet in a central area. Sturridge has the ball at his feet outside the area… he looks to curl one onto the head of Kane or Alli, but it’s overhit and just about into the hands of Halldorsson. Rooney takes it first time, in a difficult position, and it comes off his shin, bounces off the ground and goes over. It is half time now and both the teams need it after a dramatic start to the game.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 40 mins: Alli finds Rooney, 25 yards out with a few yards to play with. He looks to put some curl on it into the far top left corner, but it goes over the bar. Gylfi Sigurdsson is booked for pulling Rose down cynically on the left wing, and an opportunity for England to pile the box again. CHANCE! That man Kane over the free-kick again. decent, to the far post, and lands on Smalling’s head about two yards out.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 35 mins: England build relatively impatiently by their standards… Sturridge breaks the mould, finding Sterling on the left of the area. They didn’t get to this stage for nothing, and England have a job on their hands to recover from the double blow. At the minute, Hodgson’s side are looking the most likely to score the fourth goal in this pulsating match. Speculative shot from range from left-back Skulason, but it goes half a yard wide of Hart’s right-hand post.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 30 mins: Iceland fans take more delight in a long, quarterback ball from Dier, which is too pacey for Walker and goes out of play. SAVE! Much better from England, and Harry Kane in particular. He takes the ball in his own half, drives forward and finds Sturridge on the right in acres.Rooney takes the resulting corner… it’s cleared to Alli, who looks to cause some pinball in the box, but Iceland eventually survive and regroup.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 25 mins: Free-kick to England, again on the left and this time taken by Kane. He piles it into the area, and Iceland clear for a corner. Rooney takes, finds Cahill unmarked at the far post, but his header back is cleared by Arnason. Gunnarsson winds up another long throw, but Kane is equal to it.

ENG 1-2 ICE, 20 mins: GOAL! Iceland are on a roll! It all starts from another long throw from Gunnarsson, which is initially cleared, but Iceland come forward again and the ball ends up with Sigthorsson on the edge of the box. He takes one touch to the side, slides it goalwards, and although Hart has to dive to his left to stop it, it breaks through his hand and rolls into the net.

 

ENG 1-1 ICE, 15 mins: After all the hustle and bustle the game is calming down now. England had chance for free kick but Iceland did not want another goal instantly. England with the ball, side-to-side across the width of the pitch attempting to shift Iceland out of position, but nothing as yet.

ENG 1-1 ICE, 10 mins: Just when England took the lead, Iceland are not behind. GOAL! It’s that long throw every man and his dog have been talking about from Gunnarsson… he launches it into the area, defender Arnasson flicks it on, and fellow centre-half Sigurdsson levels for 1-1 from close range! Iceland fans are jumping! A long ball over the top from Dier looks for Sterling, but it runs onto Halldorsson the goalkeeper, to the absolute delight of the Icelandic fans.

 

ENG 1-0 ICE, 5 mins: England race forward straight away, getting the ball out wide to Walker, just as they have so often with himself and Clyne in the first three games. Sturridge comes forward and tries a pot shot from 20 yards, but it’s dragged well wide of Halldorsson’s left-hand post. Sterling wins England a penalty! And that is GOAL! Rooney is off the mark for England with first one in just 5mins of the game. What an excitement this is.

England XI: Hart; Rose, Cahill, Smalling, Walker; Rooney, Dier, Alli; Sterling, Kane, Sturridge

Iceland XI: Halldorsson; Saevarsson, Arnason, R. Sigurdsson, Skulason; Gudmundsson, G. Sigurdsson, Gunnarsson, Bjarnason; Sigthorsson, Bodvarsson

It will be interesting to see as to who starts up front for England. Will Roy Hodgson go for Sturridge and Kane, or Kane or Vardy up front or will he put the likes of Raheem Sterling in the mix as well. Iceland will have to be commended for their effort as well, having gotten points of teams like Hungary and Portugal, who are also good teams in the tournament. They will hope that they can pull of a major upset against England today.

England are studded with stars with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Danie Sturridge to name a few. Iceland on the other hand cannot be underestimated as well.

Squads:

England: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton, Ryan Betrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy

Iceland: Hannes Halldorsson, Ogmundur Kristinsson, Ingvar Jonsson, Ari Skulason, Hordur Magnusson, Hjortur Hermannsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Birkir S varsson, Haukur Heidar Hauksson, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Theodor Elmar Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Birkir Bjarnason, Johann Gudmundsson, Eidur Gudjohnsen, Runar Mar Sigurjonsson, Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, Alfred Finnbogason, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.