How the papers reported on England’s Iceland debacle

Date published: Tuesday 28th June 2016 10:44

Roy Hodgson and England: Slammed by the national press

Roy Hodgson and England: Slammed by the national press

England’s 2-1 defeat to Iceland in Euro 2016 has been roundly condemned. Here TEAMtalk looks at the reaction from the national press following the humiliating defeat.


Headline: Ice Wallies.

Story: Roy Hodgson quit in shame after the most embarrassing defeat in England’s history.

Match report headline: Poundland 1 Iceland 2.


Headline: Cod Helps Us.

Story: England slumped to one of the most embarrassing defeats in their history last night.

Match report headline: Trawl Over!


Headline: Brrrexit Hodgson.

Story: Roy Hodgson resigned after one of the biggest humiliations in England’s footballing history.

Match report headline: Ice, ice bye-bye.


Headline: Clueless.

Story: England suffered their worst embarrassment for 66 years, crashing out of Euro 2016 to minnows Iceland.

Match report headline: Roy stuck in Ice Age.


Headline: Who’s next? Southgate tops the list!

Story: Gareth Southgate was installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to replace Roy Hodgson, who quit last night after the humiliating 2-1 defeat by Iceland eliminated England from Euro 2016.

Match report headline: A load of cods wallop.


Headline: Hodgson quits in disgrace.

Story: Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager last night after his side suffered the ignominy of crashing out of the European Championship to Iceland in arguably the most embarrassing defeat in the national team’s 144-year history.

Match report headline: England had no leaders, no fight and no clue.


Headline: England exit in humiliation.

Story: For Roy Hodgson it was a desperate and ignominious way to end his four years as England manager.

Match report headline: Humiliated England exit by finding a new low.


Headline: England’s greatest humiliation.

Story: England teams of the past have found many ways to ruin a tournament summer over the years, and their reputation for underachievement is well earned, but never before have they managed to be eliminated on the international stage by a country with a population smaller than Coventry.

Match report headline: Hodgson quits after England make shock exit.


Headline: Out-thought, out-fought, out of Europe, out of a job.

Story: Roy Hodgson knew what was coming. No England manager could lose to Iceland and survive in his post, but it is not just his job that went in the fall-out from the humiliation of this exit at the hands of a nation with the population smaller than that of Leicester.

Match report headline: Hodgson’s men freeze as Hart’s error leads to exit.

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